The Indian mobile manufacturer Lava has launched India’s first VoLTE ready feature phone, 4G Connect M1 at a price of Rs. 3333. This is the cheapest Reliance Jio supported phone. It will be available across retail outlets and multi-brand outlets in a few weeks.
Lava $G Connect M1 offers decent memory and processing power at a good price. The feature phone is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor with 512 RAM. It is powered by 1750 mAH battery. The VGA camera is also available in this model. In addition to 4G, this phone supports 2G voice calling and EDGE connectivity. The mobile body is made up of polycarbonate enhancing its durability. Additionally it sports T9 keypad, D-pad and is ready with dedicated keys to launch camera, browser, FM radio, Music player and torch.
At the launch the company highlights that Lava 4G Connect M1 “combines the experience of a smartphone and the durability, affordability and battery backup of a feature phone.” Also the phone is preloaded with Facebook Lite and other messaging applications.
There are rumours that Reliance Jio is working on Rs. 999 feature phone supporting4G LTE and VoLTE. When ready this phone can be a game changer in the entry point of 4G enable feature phones in India as well as across world. Most of the Indian mobile users are still using feature phones. These feature phones in use are not 4G ready. Lava 4G Connect M1 can be starting point in this 4G feature phone category.