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Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE-Enabled Feature Phone leaked

Reliance Jio's next big announcement could be a 4G VoLTE-enabled feature phone priced at Rs 1,299. A recent report indicated that Reliance Jio will announce new feature phones priced between Rs 999 and Rs 1,500 in order to boost adoption for its 4G service.

Reliance Jio's 4G VoLTE feature phone will put emphasis on the company's own service. The leaked image was given to us by a source, who also seems to have shared it with other publications.  It shows a feature phone with shortcut keys for MyJio, JioTV, JioCinema and JioMusic. The feature phone sports a candybar form factor with the T9 keypad and D-pad in the center for navigation.

The entry of Reliance Jio into the Indian telecom sector has caused a massive upheaval, with rivals rushing to offer competitive plans, and smartphone manufacturers rushing to launch VoLTE-enabled smartphones.

Reliance Industries in its Q3 financial and operational performance report revealed Reliance Jio has over 72.4 million subscribers as of December 31, 2016 - gained in less than four months since launch of September 5. The company also revealed the Reliance Retail had sold 2.8 million Lyf devices and accessories in the quarter.