Reliance Jio is gearing up to make LYF phones in India. The company has asked Chinese and Taiwanese device makers along with Foxconn to manufacture LYF VoLTE smartphones, smart set-top boxes, home automation and automobile telematics devices in the country, according to latest report from the Economic Times. Continue reading “Reliance Jio asks Foxconn to make LYF smartphones, other products in India”
Reliance Retail had launched LYF F1 smartphone featuring 4G VoLTE support at Rs. 13,399 back in December. Here we have the unboxing of the smartphone. Continue reading “Reliance LYF Water F1 Unboxing”
India shipped 197.5 million mobile handsets, of which 78.4 million were alone shipped during the third quarter of the calendar year, according to CMR’s India Monthly Mobile Handset Market Review Report for 3Q 2016 ending September 2016. The report revealed that 66% of the phones in Q3 were Made in India.
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Vivo launched its latest selfie-focused smartphone in the ‘V series’ in India dubbed Vivo V5. It is world’s first smartphone to come with a 20-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: Vivo V5 20MP selfie smartphone, OnePlus 3T, World’s thinnest Acer laptop and more”
This week Leonvo launched its Xiaomi Mi Max competitor, a big screen smartphone PHAB 2 Plus in India. The device was first unveiled at the Lenovo Tech World 2016 in San Francisco back in June. Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: Lenovo PHAB 2 Plus, Moto M, BlackBerry Android Phones, Astrum Drones and more”
This week Samsung launched its flagship Note series smartphone – the Galaxy Note7 in India, as it had promised. It was unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event in New York last week. Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: Samsung Galaxy Note7, Gear Fit 2, Coolpad Mega 2.5D, Titan JUXT Pro and more”
Earlier this month, Reliance slashed prices for a bunch of Lyf smartphones. Now, the company has announced price cut for some Lyf handsets. Continue reading “Reliance Lyf Flame 1, Wind 5 and Water 7 get price cut”
Yesterday , we had reported about the JioLink Indoor WiFi solution for Reliance Jio. Today we have exclusive photos of the JioLink CPE device which will soon be available in several cities where Jio 4G service is available. As you can see, the Jio branding is evident on the front and the special microSIM card provisioned for JioLink needs to be used on this device. Continue reading “Exclusive : JioLink CPE Device for Jio 4G Photos”
Reliance has slashed prices for a number of Lyf phones that were launched at the beginning of this year. A total of six phones are getting a price cut along with some additional offers.
Continue reading “Reliance Lyf smartphones get a price cut, 3 months free unlimited Jio 4G data”
Xiaomi this week launched its ‘new big’ Mi Max phablet in India at an event in Delhi. The smartphone was announced in China last month. Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: Xiaomi Mi Max, LYF Earth 2, Vivo X7, X7 Plus, ZTE Nubia Z11 and more”
This week was big for Lenovo. It announced World’s First Project Tango-enabled smartphone PHAB 2 Pro for consumers at the Tech World 2016 in San Francisco in partnership with Google. Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: First smartphone with Google’s Tango, Moto Z, Z Force, Lenovo Smart Shoes, LeEco Le 2 and more”
Until recently you required an invite from a Reliance employee to get a Jio SIM card along with the purchase of a Lyf phone to get a 90 day trial with unlimited data, calls and SMS to the soon to be launched Jio 4G LTE network from Reliance. The company has kept the Jio preview offer exclusive to its own Lyf brand of handsets. Initially, these devices were only sold at Reliance Digital stores across the country but few days back we reported that Lyf handsets are being sold at non-Reliance stores in open market, and it was possible to get the Jio SIM card along with the handset purchase for free and no invite was required. In an interesting development today, the company has started sending out invites to users who had signed up on the Jio website which went live last week.
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We have been testing Reliance Jio 4G network though the Jio lyf preview offer for the past few weeks on a Lyf Water 1 device and also the Lyf Flame 1 device. The Jio SIM cards are locked to Lyf devices at this point of time. We even managed to get hold a Jio sim from someone working for Reliance so that we could do some speed tests on the network on high end devices like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, iPhone 6s Plus, Redmi Note 3, Lenovo Vibe X3 and more.. We managed to test the network in Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai. We managed to test the upcoming VoLTE feature of the network too.
Continue reading “Reliance Jio 4G Speed test and VoLTE demo”