Reliance Jio has announced details about its first smartphone. The 4G smartphone will be available under the Lyf brand. Called the Lyf Earth 1, it runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
Reliance wants to compete with other brands smartphones such as Micromax, Lava, Xiaomi, Samsung etc. via their own brand’s smartphones.
The dual-SIM (Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM) Lyf Earth 1 sports a 5.5-inch Amoled display with a full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution, translating to a pixel density of 401ppi. The smartphone is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, coupled with Adreno 405 GPU.
The first smartphone from Reliance Jio sports dual rear cameras, with one 13-megapixel sensor and one 2-megapixel sensor. The Lyf Earth 1 also bears a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB).
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. The Lyf Earth 1 runs on a 3500mAh battery. Weighing 162.5 grams, it measures in at 154×76.6×7.25mm.
For now, there are no details of when the Lyf Earth 1 will be launched by Reliance Jio, or even when the company’s 4G network will be rolled out to the public. The details of the Lyf Earth 1 smartphone were first reported by IBNLive, and have been independently confirmed by Gadgets 360 from Reliance Jio.
As of now, Reliance Jio is only available for 1 lakh Reliance employees across India. Before this, it was only accessible in the Navi Mumbai office of Reliance, and now will over the next few months be put through a kind of beta test to see how effective the coverage is. While there is no confirmed date for the commercial launch, it is expected to take place in late March or April 2016.
Reliance Jio Lyf Earth 1 KEY FEATURES:-
Dual-SIM Support with 4GLTE, NFC
Bigger 5.5 inch Full HD Display
64-Bit Octa-core processor
Latest Android 5.1 Lollipop
Dual Rear Camera (13-MP +2-MP )
2GB RAM+32GB MicroSD card slot
3500mAh battery with Quick Charging feature
Reliance Jio Lyf Earth 1 SPECIFICATIONS:-
Network GPRS, EDGE, HSPA+, LTE
Dual-SIM(Micro SIM) With Dual-standby
Display 5.5-inch Full HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with a pixel density of 401ppi
OS Google Android 5.1 Lollipop
Processor 64-Bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, with Adreno 405 GPU
MEMORY 16GB expandable up to 32GB Via MicroSD card slot
Primary Camera 13-MP+2-MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, Dual- LED flash and
Secondary Camera 5-MP for video calling and Selfie
Sensor accelerometer, ambient light sensor, magnetometer, and proximity sensor
GPS- Yes, with A-GPS and FM Radio
Battery Li-Ion 3500 mAh with Quick Charging
Talk time N/A
Release date in India Q1 2016
Availability Q1 2016
Reliance Jio Lyf Earth 1 Price in India Approx. Rs 9,999