Reliance Retail Launches LYF F1, LYF F8, and LYF WATER 9

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Retail has an extensive collection of LYF devices, which are 4G-enabled smart phones that operate on VoLTE technology. It has four sub-categories, which include EARTH, FLAME, WATER, and WIND. A subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Reliance Retail ranks as the largest Indian retailer in terms of revenue generation. Recently, it launched three new devices, namely the LYF F1, LYF F8, and LYF WATER 9.


Priced at Rs. 13,399, the LYF F1 is a special edition smart phone. Offered with the Reliance Jio welcome offer, this cellular device is available at all flagship stores. Since it is a special edition handset, all buyers will receive a free Bluetooth speaker, and Citibank customers can enjoy 10% cashback.

LYF F1’s features      

A 5.5-inch smart phone, the LYF F1 is protected by Corning Gorilla 4. It functions on a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 3GB RAM. In terms of memory, the phone includes a 32GB internal storage, which may be extended up to 128 GB using a microSD card.

Operating on Android version 6.0.1, Marshmallow, the phone supports the dual-SIM feature. It has a long-lasting 3200mAh battery. The device also flaunts a high-quality16MP rear camera with electronic image stabilization software and PDAF support. The front camera, an 8MP one, has inbuilt auto-focus.

Certain specifications are unique to this device, helping it become a distinguished smart phone in the market. One such feature is the video player that allows users to view two videos simultaneously on their screens. The Smart Play option further enhances this experience, by automatically pausing the videos when users look away from the screen. Additionally, its Smart Ring feature adjusts the phone’s volume by taking ambient noise into consideration.

Reliance Jio’s Rich Communication Services (RCS) also includes messaging and calling features. It also offers carrier aggregation (CA) support, which would help improve a user’s browsing experience and battery life.


The LYF F8 is a 4.5-inch device that is priced at Rs. 4,199. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor and 1GB RAM. Its 8GB storage can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card. Protected by AGC Glass, it also includes an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Camera features include auto-focus, LED flash, red-eye reduction, and blink detection.

Weighing 138 grams, this lightweight device supports 4G services and utilizes LTE technology. 


Priced at Rs. 8,499, the LYF WATER 9 sports a 5.5-inch HD screen. Powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek Octa-Core chip and 2GB RAM, this device runs on Android 5.1, Lollipop. It offers 16GB internal storage, which may be expanded up to 32GB.

The smart phone has a 13MP rear camera that is flash-enabled, and a 5MP front shooter. The 2800mAh battery provides 10 hours of talk time and lasts 115 hours on standby mode.

LYF phones are designed to harness the true power of Reliance Jio’s 4G services. Since the company’s handsets are available across varied price segments, it contradicts the popular belief of 4G devices being too expensive.


Reliance Retail launched three new LYF smart phones, namely the LYF F1, LYF F8, and LYF WATER 9.


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