New Delhi: This can safely be termed as the biggest leak of 2017. The first picture of Reliance Jio is out. It is being billed as the cheapest smartphone ever with latest technology. Price is not the only attraction, the Jio smartphone will come bundled with its free data and call surfaces.
Jio is planning to launch 4G VoLTE-enabled feature phones soon. the prices are likley to be between Rs 999 and Rs 1,500. More about the phone later, first about the picture of the phone that has been leaked.
Image of the Jio feature phone was not accompanied by any other details. What's visible in the picture is the presence of four buttons below the display and above the alphanumeric keyboard, corresponding to the MyJio, JioTV, JioCinema, and JioMusic apps, from left to right. The feature phone sports a candybar form factor with the T9 keypad and D-pad in the center for navigation.
Jio is likely to use Spreadtrum chipsets in the phone, though reportedly the company is also in talks with Qualcomm and MediaTek for low-cost 4G LTE enabled processors.
Earlier reports said that Jio phone will have both front and rear cameras, the leaked image doesn't confirm this. Reports say that Reliance Jio is in the process of developing two feature phones.
Jio phone is being anxiouly awaited, as the cheapest smartphone till date is priced at around Rs 3,000, and jio will be way below that. (News24Bureau)