With the countdown on for the launch of Reliance Jio’s 4G services, sister company Reliance Retail has announced that its LYF branded phones are now available in 1.2 lakh outlets in India.
In all, it has appointed 1,200 distributors for the handsets.
The first two models to be widely distributed are the LYF Flame 1 and LYF Wind 6, priced at Rs 6,490 and Rs 7,090 respectively.
“Reliance Retail has introduced its entry level range of LYF smartphones, LYF Wind 6 and LYF Flame 1. The two devices represent one of the most affordable and superior entry-level smartphones in the Indian market,” the company, a unit of Reliance Industries, said.
These are the cheapest phones with support for 4G voice or VoLTE, though Lenovo is soon going to bring its Vibe K5 to India at these prices as well.
Jio is introducing the facility of routing calls over WiFi connection as well, something that can save a lot of money for users.
“VoLTE and VoWi-Fi features, implying Voice over Long-Term Evolution and Voice over Wi-Fi, will ensure a True 4G experience for the user when used on a VoLTE network. With Wind 6 and Flame 1, everyone can experience HD-quality voice and video calls, multi-party voice and video conferencing, Wi-Fi calling, high-speed Internet, and seamless switching of a call from the service provider’s network to any available Wi-Fi network,” the company said.
The phones work with any network.
Both Wind 6 and Flame 1 come with a superior Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipset and 1 GB RAM.
Both the devices feature a 5MP front camera, apart from a 5MP rear camera, with special modes such as blink detection, smile detection, etc. A complimentary transparent back cover makes for an attractive proposition.
Flame 1 is designed for allowing ‘perfect selfies every time’, according to the company.
“The front camera is also slated to make for a great video calling experience. It is available in four vibrant colours – white, black, dark blue, and dark red.”
Wind 6 has a 5-inch IPS Display, 1 GB RAM, Premium gloss finish, compact design, and is designed to suit all your communication needs. It is available in white, black, and gold colours.
LYF smartphones is a range of True 4G devices from Reliance Retail. The above two phones are powered by the Snapdragon 210 chipset.
The entire LYF range is VoLTE-enabled, which will deliver a true 4G experience, a move that is unprecedented in terms of the technology revolution to be expected across price points.
The range of LYF smartphones includes 4 series namely Earth, Water, Wind and Flame from the Elements Collection.