Reliance Jio is reportedly gearing up to foray into the feature phones segment. There is a report that the company will soon be launching an affordable handset with VoLTE support for Rs 1,299. Folks at FoneArena have managed to get hold of the first image of the unconfirmed Reliance Jio feature phone. We, however, are not able to verify the authenticity of the picture just yet.
The phone in question resembles the older Nokia 6300 feature phone, except four shortcut keys — MyJio, Jio Live TV, Jio Video, and Jio Music — right below the screen. Furthermore, it offers D-pad in the middle in addition to T9 keypad, which is common on feature phones with no touchscreen display. Sadly, no other details are known as of now.
There were some rumours earlier speculating Jio’s plan of launching VoLTE phones for as less as Rs 999. Another rumour suggests the upcoming Jio feature phones will be powered by Spreadtrum chips. These titbits then went further claiming that the company is in talks with MediaTek and Qualcomm. However, Jio is yet to comment on these ongoing gossips.
In other news, Reliance Jio has also come up with a limited-period data booster pack that costs Rs 51. Under the offer, users get 1GB LTE data and with a limited one-day validity. It is useful to those who do not wish to compromise the high-speed experience after reaching free 1GB data limit. The free offer, however, is valid only until March 31, 2017.