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Reliance Jio’s 4G phone to price is Rs 500; will be launched in August

#Reliance #Jio growth was exponential in the initial months of its launch but has gradually slumped. As per April 2017, the Mukesh Ambani-led company registered over 112 million subscribers. One of the biggest hurdles the company faces is the limited number of 4G-capable phones in the country. However, with what Jio has planned next the number might go way beyond the existing user-base.

According to a report by The Economic Times, Reliance Jio might soon launch a 4G feature phone priced at just Rs 500. Earlier reports suggested that these devices will be priced between Rs 999 to Rs 1,500 but this new report claims that the company will be subsidizing the phone to make the device cheaper and more accessible to the lower end of the consumer base.

The report suggests that Jio has already placed orders for around 18-20 million 4G feature phones with Chinese manufacturers namely, Zhejiang Techain Electronics Technology Co., Shenzhen CHINO-E Communication Co, Crave and Megaphone. The shipments could begin as early as the end of this month or the first half of next month.

We are not sure if these subsidized phones will be launched as a part of an offer from Reliance Jio or will be stand alone devices. Considering that the company will be subsidizing about two-thirds of the actual cost of the device, there is a high chance that the 4G feature phone will come bundled with a Reliance Jio connection. A similar model is followed in most developed countries where carriers tie-up with manufacturers to drastically bring down the prices of the handset.

Along with the device, the company is also expected to launch cheaper data plans, reducing the average revenue per user (ARPU). The new plans can go as low as Rs 80 to Rs 90.

Since Reliance Jio’s Dhan Dhana Dhan offer is also coming to an end, the company might make an announcement regarding the new plans to either replace them or apply standard charges instead.

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OnePlus 5 launch: Price and specifications

OnePlus 5 was officially announced for the global markets on Tuesday and its co-founder claims that the handset has become company’s fastest selling device ever. The handset is available via pop-up stores in select markets and will be widely available starting June 27. In India, the launch event will be followed by pop-up events in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru, where consumers can purchase the smartphone offline. OnePlus is counting on performance and improved camera hardware for the success of its latest flagship, but early reviews suggest that critics are not impressed by smartphone’s camera prowess.

OnePlus 5 India launch: Price, specifications and everything else...

Design and Display:

i.)OnePlus 5 continues to use the unibody aluminium design like the OnePlus 3T, but is thinner that its predecessor. OnePlus 5 is 7.3mm thick and weighs around 153 grams.

ii.)The smartphone is available in Midnight Black and Slate Grey colour options.

iii.)In terms of design, the biggest difference comes in the form of dual-rear camera setup. The handset looks similar to Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus and the Oppo R11. At the front is a 5.5-inch 1080p optic AMOLED display supporting sRGB and DCI-P3 colour standards.

iv.)The display is protected by 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and an oleophobic coating.

SPECIFICATION

 PROCESSOR:

 OnePlus 5 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset coupled with Adreno 540 GPU. The handset comes with two different storage options.

RAM:          

A 6GB RAM variant with 64GB storage, and an 8GB RAM variant with 128GB storage. While the device packs the latest hardware specifications, a report by XDA Developers suggests that it may be cheating on key benchmarks tests.

CAMERA:

The dual-rear camera setup comprises of a combination of a 16MP wide-angle lens with an aperture of f/1.7 and a 20MP telephoto lens with an aperture of f/2.6. The telephoto lens is capable of 1.6x optical zoom, and supports 2x lossless zoom using smart capture multi-frame technology. The rear camera also offers features like portrait mode and 4K video recording with electronic image stabilisation. There is also a 16MP front camera with EIS at the front for selfies and video conferencing. In terms of connectivity, OnePlus 5 supports WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS and USB Type-C port. The handset is backed by a 3300mAh battery and uses the company’s proprietary Dash Charge technology for fast charging. It runs OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, with additional modes like Reading Mode, Gaming DND mode and secure box.

Price:

OnePlus 5 is officially priced at $479 for the 6GB RAM variant and $539 for the 8GB RAM variant. In India, the device is expected to be priced at Rs 32,999 and Rs 37,999 for 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM variants respectively.

 

COURTESY / REFERENCES: DIGIT.IN