After a lot of rumor about the Jio’s feature phone, sometimes called Jio LYF Easy, finally there’s some solid news about this smartphone. The price prediction of Rs 1000 to Rs 1500 was wrong and Jio is going to launch the 4G features at Rs 500 only. Jio Rs 500 mobile phone is going to unveiled on 21st July 2017.
The Jio Rs 500 mobile phone or feature phone will be launched on 21st July 2017 at AGM (Annual General Meeting). The phone would feature 4G VoLTE and is for those people who are still struggling with 2G network in India. Jio wants to create digital India with the innovation of revolutionary 4G network and Jio Rs 500 mobile phone or feature is one initiative for that.
Update: Final Leaked Image is here by TechPP.
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Jio Rs 500 Mobile Phone or Feature Phone Price
According to the reports of Economic Times, it says that the phone will be subsidised as much as possible and hence will be available at cheapest possible price which is about $10 – $15 (Roughly under Rs 650 to 1000). Furthermore, reports says that the company has already placed an order of 19-20 million units of this feature phone with the Chinese vendors such as Zhejiang Techain Electronics Technology Co., Shenzhen CHINO-E Communication Co, Crave and Megaphone.
Jio Rs 500 Mobile Phone or Feature Phone Launch Date
The phone will be launched on 21st July 2017 but will hit the Indian market by 15th August 2017. Shipment of this Jio Rs 500 mobile phone will start after 15th August.
Also, the phone will comes under Jio’s own brand LYF which is a part of Mukesh Ambani Reliance Digital.
Jio Rs 500 Mobile Phone or Feature Phone Expected Specifications
The device is going to feature a 2.4-Inch display. Also, it will sport a 2-megapixel camera on the rear side as well as on front, however there’s no confirmation about flashlight.
Not over yet! This Jio Rs 500 mobile phone will have 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory which can be expanded using microSD card.
Jio’s rumored feature phone is going to be launched in two variants, one with Spreadtrum chipset and another with Qualcomm’s chipset. There will be little price difference between both the variants.
Ample Connectivity Options
The phone has going to have 4G VoLTE support, right? Not only 4G VoLTE but it will feature more connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, NFC and even work as a Tethering Device, means you can use this as a Hotspot.
All the Jio apps such as MyJio, JioTV, JioCinema, and JioMusic will be absolutely free. Voice calls and SMSs are also expected to be free with the device.
Jio New Plan for Jio Rs 500 Mobile Phone
According to the reports, Jio may launch a new plan for the users who are going to get this feature phone by Jio. This is only for those who are still on a 2G network and can’t afford heavy cost of 4G smartphones. Mostly targeted region is rural areas of India, where people are still not buying a 4G smartphone due to the heavy pricing. This will be helpful to them if they want to access digital content on Internet with this feature phone.
Reportedly, Jio will launch a plan between Rs 80 – 90 which will be enough for all minimum requirements of a user. Actual detail of the packs are not revealed yet.
Buy Jio Rs 500 Mobile Phone or Feature Phone Online: How to Buy?
The company hasn’t stated that whether the phone will be available in online market or offline market or both platforms. Most probably, offline market because there are less number of Internet users in rural areas and ordering a phone online is messy for them. You can buy this phone after 15th August 2017. More details will be posted on Jio.com.