Reliance Jio unveiled its first 4G VoLTE feature phone – JioPhone yesterday. The company revealed some of the features of the phone, but it did not confirm complete specifications at the event or on its site. Today Qualcomm India confirmed that the phone is powered by its latest 205 Mobile Platform which is a 1.1GHz Dual Core SoC with integrated X5 LTE Global Mode modem for VoLTE and multimode dual SIM. The Lava 4G Connect M1, which was the launched as the first VoLTE feature phone is powered by a Quad-core Spreadtrum SP9820A Processor.
Update: Spreadtrum also announced that they have partnered with Jio for the JioPhone so some units will be powered by Spreadtrum SoCs.
At the announcement of the chip Qualcomm said that it has partnered with OEM, ODM, and Operators such as Borqs, CKT, Flex, FIH/Megafone, HiPad, Huiye, Micromax, Reliance Jio, TCL, TSM, Uniscope, Viroyal/Feixun.
To remind you, the JioPhone has a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, Alphanumeric keypad, 4-way Navigation key, microSD slot, rear camera, torch light, FM Radio, comes with 22 major Indian languages and supports voice commands. It comes pre-loaded with Jio Music, Jio Cinema and Jio TV apps. It also has NFC support, and tap-and-pay payments through UPI, credit and debit cards will be enabled through software update.
The JioPhone user beta testing will begin from August 15th and pre-booking through My Jio app and Jio retailers will be available from August 24th with shipping starting in September.