Reliance Communications has introduced India’s first 4G-VoLTE-enabled landline phone. The device comes with a SIM slot and wireless support for other devices. This means that the device can be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot. The company claims that it can connect eight other devices at the same time.
The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and sports a 3.5-inch touchscreen.
Along with the phone, the telco has also rolled out 4G Smart Life 299 and 4G Smart Life 499 plans at Rs 299 and Rs 499. The monthly plans offer 2GB and 4GB data respectively. The two plans also provide 300 minutes of voice calling (both STD and local). The users will be charged at a rate of 40 paise per minute once the free minutes are exhausted. The SMS will cost 25 paise for local and 38 paise for STD.
Recently, Reliance launched its Lyf 8 smartphone in India at Rs 4,199. Similar to previous editions, Lyf 8 too supports 4G VoLTE.
In terms of specifications, the smartphone features a 4.5-inch FWVGA display with 854×480 pixel resolution. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor. The dual-SIM handset offers 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage which is further expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card.
The handset comes equipped with an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera for selfies. A ‘swift gesture control’ feature has also been incorporated which allows users to launch the camera, control music player and access apps directly from the lockscreen. It houses a 2,000mAh battery and offers 4G, LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS as connectivity options. The smartphone will be available in Black and Blue colour variants.