Jio 4G feature phone already launched and here Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal planning to launch its own 4G VOLTE phone at cheap price. Airtel is trying it’s best to compete with Reliance Jio in every market. First they were competing on telecom service, then came DTH and now they are competing with each other for 4G supported feature phone.
Mukesh Ambani announced at Reliance AGM event on 21 July 2017 that Jio phone is effectively free. Where you just need to make a security deposit of ₹1500. In the case of Airtel 4G phone this will not be the scene. Airtel is planning to launch Airtel feature phone which will be sale at ₹1000 as of current report.
In an open market monopoly is not good for the consumer. So it will be great if Airtel soon launch Airtel feature phone . Airtel already partnership with some phone manufacturers. But with which company ? it is not reveal yet. Airtel phone will cost less than that of Jio phone.
Airtel 4G Phone Specification
When it comes to the Specifications of Airtel feature phone , it is going to be quite similar to that of Jio feature phone. You may or may not get Android operating system on it. It is for sure will have 4G VOLTE support. Looking at the price of the phone we cannot expect high Specification on Airtel 4G phone. The phone will have small screen of 2.4inch with alphanumeric keypad. Overall it’s just a feature phone just like other features phone. Only difference is that we will get 4G VOLTE support on it.
It is to be noted that 4G feature phone will not come with Airtel brand name. Instead Airtel say that they will partnership with different phone manufacturers . Those phone manufacturers will launch their phone at cheap prices with Airtel bundle offers. Currently Jio and lava are the two 4G feature phone company in the market. So it is expected that Airtel may partnership with Micromax for 4G feature phone.
Airtel feature phone launch date
It is not sure, which company will launch the 4G phone under Airtel branding. So it cannot be say when the phone will come on market. But it is expected that the phone will be available on market at the end of 2017. Airtel and the phone company are in hurry as Jio already launched its phone on 21 July. Also Jio phone will be available to beta tester from 15 of August and for general public it will be available for booking from 24 August 2017.