After the industry disrupting announcement of Jio Phone earlier this year, Airtel is all set to join the party with the launch of an affordable 4G VoLTE enabled smartphone to take on Jio Phone. Airtel has been trying hard to compete with Jio 4G’s pricing and with the launch of Jio Phone, Airtel is going to launch their own 4G VoLTE enable android phone at affordable pricing under Rs. 2,000. With even Micromax in line to launch an affordable Bharat One 4G VoLTE feature phone at Rs. 1,500 this week, it is going to be great for users.
What Airtel has to offer is going to help users to install WhatsApp, facebook etc as it is going to run on Android Operating System, it is not clear which OS version it will be coming with. The other features of the device by Airtel are going to be a 4-inch Display with unknown resolution, the smartphone will not be manufactured by Airtel but it will be co-promoted by the company.
Airtel is preparing for its launch in the Diwali season, it is said to come with 4G VoLTE support, we have seen recently that Airtel had launched VoLTE in Mumbai last month, it is said to launch VoLTE in Chennai soon. It is said to launch VoLTE across India in the coming months to counter Reliance Jio.
Along with 4-inch Display, the Airtel smartphone will be coming with 1GB of RAM and comes with rear and front facing camera. It comes with 1600mAh battery, the storage of the device is not clear but it will be coming with microSD card support for expansion. It will come with dual SIM support and it is not known whether both the SIM cards will support VoLTE or not.
So be prepared to get the cheapest 4G VoLTE smartphones from Airtel which is expected to be around Rs. 2000 to Rs. 2500 and is said to be launched before Diwali.