For several days now we are hearing about a cheap Rs 1000 Jio phone that is supposed to hit the market soon. It is said that this phone is not a smartphone but a feature phone. Now, there seems to be an image of such a phone floating on the web. Technology blog Fonearena says that this is Jio’s upcoming cheap phone and that it will cost Rs 1,299.
After launching a slew of Lyf branded 4G enabled smartphones, Reliance Jio is now rumored to be working on its own feature phones. Incidentally, these features phones are said to support 4G VoLTE and reported to be priced below Rs 1,500. With that said, the first real image of such a phone has now emerged, thereby suggesting an imminent launch.
The phone that got leaked via the image appears to have an alphanumeric T9 keyboard, just like any other feature phone. Besides, there’s no touch screen too and by the look of its, the device seems to sport a 2.4-2.6 inch sized TFT display.
The interesting part however is the four shortcut keys located at the top of the keyboard. Each of these four keys correspond to Jio’s own apps. These include MyJio, Jio Live TV, Jio video and Jio Music respectively.
The phone also features a dedicated shortcut button for torchlight. It’s however worth noting that the manufacturer of the phone isn’t known yet. That said, the feature phone is reported to priced at Rs 1,299.