Indian telco Airtel is scheming to launch a possess 4G LTE smartphone to take on Reliance JioPhone. The Airtel 4G phone is approaching to be labelled during Rs 2500 and rumoured to be launched around Diwali. This is labelled somewhat aloft than a JioPhone that was launched final month during Rs 1500.
According to a report from Economic Times, Airtel is teaming adult with a handset builder to launch an affordable 4G smartphone. The phone is approaching to run on Android and will let users download all apps from a Play store. Further, it is being reported that Airtel will gold information and voice with a phone, holding a quarrel to Reliance Jio.
A comparison attention executive was quoted as observant that a 4G smartphone will come with a bigger screen, improved camera and battery compared to a underline phone. Airtel is reportedly in talks with some handset manufacturers and that a talks are during a really modernized stage. Other sources have suggested that Indian companies, Karbonn and Lava are in talks with Airtel in this regard.
After revolutionising a 4G information segment, Reliance Jio had announced a initial 4G VoLTE-capable underline phone final month. Branded as a JioPhone, it comes with a special Rs 153 devise that gives total voice and data, with entrance to Jio apps for music, cinema and TV shows. Additionally, Reliance Jio has also worked to optimise renouned apps like Facebook and YouTube to run on a JioPhone.
To take on a JioPhone, Idea Cellular was a initial obligatory user to announce a possess 4G LTE-capable phone, labelled during around Rs 2500. The telco had suggested that a phone would also run on Android and underline a bigger screen, battery etc. Idea’s statements were on identical lines – a company’s MD had settled that it will be operative with a handset makers to move down a cost of handsets.
While Reliance Jio has opted for a underline phone for a initial affordable 4G handset, obligatory operators like Airtel and Idea seem to have selected a smartphone route. Additionally, it is also being reported that Airtel and Idea’s phones will support twin SIM, or during slightest let we use a SIM label of your choice. This is also distinct Reliance Jio’s plan – a JioPhone is a single-SIM device that works usually on a Jio network.