Lava launched the brand new 4G enabled feature phone for the first time in India. The phone is Connect M1. Its price is Rs 3333. According to the company, the new feature phone will be available in retail stores within few weeks. The Lava 4G Connect M1 is also the cheapest Reliance Jio supporting phone at present in the country. The 4G Connect M1 will offer the experience of a smartphone with good battery backup and affordability.
Apart from the 4G VoLTE facility, the feature phone also supports 2G voice calling and EDGE connectivity feature.
Gaurav Nigam, the head of product at the Lava International, said, [quotes quotes_style=”bquotes” quotes_pos=”right”]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 only to make calls will now be able to access the internet; to their advantage; and that too at affordable price.[/quotes]
The specifications of Lava 4G Connect M1
Speaking of the specification of Lava 4G Connect M1, it is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, but the chipset is not specified yet. The will have a 512MB RAM, and it comes with a polycarbonate body. It is preloaded with Facebook Lite and also many other messaging options. The feature phone also comes with a mobile camera on the rear. The battery backup is 1750 mAh. It has got a display of 2.4 inches. You can expand the storage capacity to 32GB with a microSD card.
The device also has got features like the Wireless FM, a BOX speaker with K-Class amplifier for excellent loud and clear sound. The Lava 4G Connect M1 is an entertainment oriented feature phone. Reliance Jio is working with the Lava International and the Chinese Original equipment makers for manufacturing the VoLTE feature phones. Jio is subsidising a part of the selling price. It is trying to make 4G enabled feature phones at Rs 1000. The devices will also come with unlimited voice and video calling features apart from digital content. Reliance Jio is the only Telco in India that offers VoLTE facility to make voice and video calls.
India is still a real market for feature phones
If Jio can bring the 1000 rupees 4G enabled phone for people; it will be the cheapest 4G enabled phone not only in India but all over the world. Right now, there is no clarity when Jio will bring that device. India is still a good market for feature phones because a lot of people use feature phones in India. So if Jio plans to bring 4G enabled feature phones in Rs 1000, it needs to do it quickly.