LAVA launches India's first 4G ready feature phone
The feature phone was launched on Monday at a price of Rs 3,333 and will be available at retail stores and multi-brand outlets across India in a few weeks time.
Indian smartphone maker Lava launched the country's first VoLTE (Voice over Long-Term Evolution)- ready feature phone the 4G Connect M1. The phone was launched on Monday at a price of Rs 3,333 and will be available at retail stores and multi-brand outlets across India in a few weeks time. It also the cheapest phone that supports Reliance Jio in the country.
The company said that the 4G Connect M1 combines the experience of a smartphone and the durability, affordability and battery back-up of a feature phone. The feature phone also supports 2G voice calling and EDGE connectivity in addition to 4G LTE.
Some of the other specifications of the phone include a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 512MB RAM, VGA camera and 1,750mAh battery. It also comes pre-loaded with Facebook Lite and other messaging apps.
“The launch of this smart feature phone, we believe, will create possibilities for users as they will now be able to consume digital content and even do digital transactions. Furthermore, a sizeable segment of feature phone users in India who use their phone to only make calls will now be able to access the internet; to their advantage; and that too at affordable price,” Gaurav Nigam, Product Head at Lava International said in the release.
While there are reports of Reliance Jio working on a Rs 999 feature phone that supports 4G LTE and VoLTE connectivity, currently this is the cheapest feature phone to support 4G services.