Posts Tagged ‘Reliance Digital’

Mukesh Ambani on Why Reverse Brain Drain is Necessary

April 11, 2017

The Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Mukesh Ambani expressed his views on different subjects at the India Today Conclave held in March 2017. 

Mukesh Ambani’s views on reverse brain drain

Mukesh Ambani supported the policies of the United States (US) President Donald Trump and stated that a reverse brain drain is bound to happen. He said that the brightest and best brains should now work to benefit the country and Indians. According to Mr. Ambani, the world is entering the fourth Industrial Revolution and it is also the first technological revolution that will have an impact on us.

He believes that if Indians working outside are brought back, then India will be blessed and its developmental pace will escalate. Mukesh Ambani also believes that all the things in the world happen at the right place and at the right time.

He informed that every month, RIL brings back at least two to three leaders from across the world. He said that people always remain Indian from their heart and they want to come back home. RIL gives them an opportunity for this, he added. 

Mukesh Ambani’s views on Narendra Modi

At the conference, Mukesh Ambani praised Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi for his demonetization and digitization drives.

He said that demonetization has converted unproductive money to productive money and brought it to use. It has also enabled the country to move from a cash economy to a digitally enabled optimal cash economy. He believes that currently, India is performing well and has a promising future.

Mukesh Ambani said that India today has a potential leader which would help it lead the industrial revolution. He feels that the country has a leader who understands the world and technology along with understanding his people.

Mukesh Ambani was impressed by PM Narendra Modi when he visited the US. The Indian Prime Minister joined the then US President Barack Obama for dinner and they only discussed how technology would help to develop the poor in a country.

Mukesh Ambani’s views on technology

Speaking of the industrial revolution, Mukesh Ambani said that technology will play a significant role in the revolution. He believes that technologies like cloud computing, robotics, nanotechnology, mobile Internet, artificial intelligence, and genomics will be the foundation of this revolution.

Mukesh Ambani said that in today’s technological world, it takes a fraction of a second for information to travel all around in digital form. According to him, technology is a leveller as it does not discriminate on the basis of caste, creed, and religion.

Mukesh Ambani feels that India has the ability to lead the industrial revolution. He stated five reasons for this. They are India’s majority of the youth population, a wide scope for technological infrastructure, citizens connected to the global Internet, large and an open market, and an ambitious leader.

He believes that India’s street smartness and the global technology will form an unbeatable combination to enable the country to lead the digital revolution. He revealed that post the launch of Reliance Jio, India became the highest data consumer in the world in just 170 days and said that Jio will be connecting 58,000 schools and colleges to overcome the challenges of education in India.

Summary

At the India Today Conclave 2017, Mukesh Ambani expressed his views on reverse brain drain, technology, and digitization, and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Most Jio Users Happy with the Speed, Prime Members to Receive Cashback Offers

March 24, 2017

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio has established itself as a major telecom brand after only a few months of its launch. The network operator’s services have been positively received by the masses, making it a leading brand in terms of customer base.

Jio’s cashback option for Prime members

Reliance Jio will begin charging for its services from the 1st of April. However, the brand has introduced a scheme for Prime members, wherein they may recover the INR 99 paid as a subscription fee. Users who pay their membership fee through the JioMoney app become eligible to receive INR 50 as cashback. Under the membership, those who opt for INR 303 monthly plan and do the recharge using JioMoney, will receive another cashback of INR 50. In this way, users can easily recover the subscription amount of INR 99.

The offer will help Jio in drawing customers to its Prime membership plan. The cashback option on the monthly INR 303 recharge will also enable the brand to add high-value users to its network and consequently increase its average revenue per user (ARPU) base.

Partnership with Paytm

Wallet applications like Paytm have partnered with Jio to offer the benefit of cashback to its users. Individuals who pay via Paytm for the Prime membership will receive a cashback of INR 10.

Mukesh Ambani  led Jio had declared in February that existing customers, as well as those who opt for the network provider’s services by March 31st, could enroll in the Prime membership plan by paying a one-time subscription amount of INR 99. It had also introduced the INR 303 monthly plan, which offers 1 GB data per day for 28 days, along with free STD and local calls.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s survey

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BoAML) had conducted an online survey, which found that 57 percent of Jio subscribers believe that the telecom operator’s data speed is much faster than that of incumbent operators. BoAML surveyed 1000 individuals from Jio’s 100 million customer base. A similar survey conducted back in December 2016 revealed that 55 percent users believed the network to be faster than that of competitors.

According to the report, about 84 percent Jio users were expected to opt for Prime membership post the expiration of the free offer. It also revealed that 70 percent of users would opt for the INR 303 monthly plan and 96 percent would pay for Jio’s services. From the 96 percent, 12 percent would prefer non-Prime plans, while the remaining 84 percent would pay through the Prime offer.

The BoAML survey also found that 65 percent of users have been using Jio as their primary SIM. However, the previous survey conducted in December 2016 revealed that 50 percent individuals used it as their primary SIM.

The findings further suggested that 80 percent users remembered their Jio mobile number, while 92 percent said they had shared it with their contacts. Besides these, the survey suggested that Jio has improved its voice calling services over the months.

Summary

Reliance Jio offers cashback option to Prime members. A survey by BoAML also revealed that 57 percent of users feel Jio’s speed is faster than that of competitors.

Elated at Jio’s 100 Million Customer Base, Mukesh Ambani Reveals the Factors Important for Business Growth

February 17, 2017

Reliance Jio’s unprecedented success has led to the brand creating a large-scale impact on the Indian digital sector. Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Mukesh Ambani has been overwhelmed by the response that the telecom subsidiary has garnered within a few months of its commercial launch.

Mukesh Ambani’s views on Jio’s growing customer base

At the Nasscom Leadership Forum, 2017, Mukesh Ambani expressed his amazement at Jio’s rapid growth in terms of its subscriber base, which has now crossed the 100 million mark. He stated that the company’s target was to acquire close to 100 million customers within a short period. However, he added that no one imagined that the company would reach its target in only a few months.

Reliance Jio made its initial entry with a soft launch on 27th December 2015. This rollout of data services was restricted to RIL employees. Later on, these facilities were made available to customers from 5th September 2016. With regard to customer acquisition, Mukesh Ambani revealed how the Aadhar card-based e-KYC system enabled Jio to draw a massive number of customers each day, an achievement not many can boast of.

Massive increase in customers in the shortest time

Customers may subscribe to the Jio network through verification of their Aadhar card numbers, which is a quick and convenient procedure. The company had recorded over 50 million users on its network within only 83 days of its launch, wherein 6 lakh subscribers were being added to its customer base each day.

Reliance Industries Limited had mentioned Jio’s approximate number of subscribers when it announced its quarter three results, revealing a customer base of 72.4 million as of December 31st, 2016.

Mukesh Ambani’s ideas on making a business succeed

At the Nasscom Forum, Mukesh Ambani stated that in order to succeed as an entrepreneur, it is important to handle the investors’ money more carefully than one’s own. He also added that having the right team is crucial to the success of any business. Mukesh Ambani personally considers these two aspects to be the key factors responsible for driving an enterprise. At the forum, he shed light on his entrepreneurial journey and the factors that contributed to his success. He also made a reference to the first lesson in entrepreneurship that he learnt from his father. According to him, an entrepreneur must first find the problems that he is passionate about and only then proceed with solving the same. Besides, in his view, solutions to problems should have a positive impact on the masses and their resulting financial returns should only be given secondary importance. This aspect, he stated, has been institutionalized at RIL.

Mukesh Ambani emphasized on learning for failures instead of being discouraged by them. He believes that an entrepreneur should be optimistic and help the team realize his own vision in order to achieve a common goal.

Summary

Mukesh Ambani spoke about Jio achieving its target of 100 million customers and the important factors responsible for a successful business at the Nasscom Forum.

New Health and Fitness App, JioHealthHub, Launched by Reliance Jio

January 27, 2017

After the launch of a range of premium applications, Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio recently introduced a new app called JioHealthHub. This app caters to a variety of medical and fitness needs of consumers today.

User interface and convenience of JioHealthHub app

JioHealthHub app is easy to navigate. It has a minimalistic design, which prevents any inconvenience to users. There are specific logos for every category, thereby avoiding any confusion. These logos stand for eight categories, namely Shared With Me, My Health Data, Health Charts, Medical History, Offers, Sync Accounts, Shared By Me, and My Accounts. To access this app, users will have to create an account. Once this process is complete, all data regarding their health that is uploaded by users to the app gets saved onto the cloud. Therefore, users will have access to the data on their account anytime from any device, provided they have the Internet connection.

Privacy and security

Users may rest assured of their privacy when they enter their personal medical and fitness data on the app. The app is secure and even enables users to share medical-related information in the form of lab reports, prescriptions, and much more with their doctor, family, or friends. Users’ contacts will not be able to share their details with others. However, they could do so only with the users’ consent. For added security, JioHealthHub does not support screenshots.

Automatic segregation of files

Once the user’s lab reports are ready, the partner labs could share the same with them through the app. These would then get saved into a specific folder for later reference. Users will not have to spend time or effort behind segregating files like medical reports. The app does this automatically. Unclassified files or ones that are not directly related would be saved by the app in the ‘My Health Folder’, which is a central repository.

Personal health profile and access to medical images

Being a comprehensive health app from Jio, users could create and maintain their personal health profile conveniently. They could enter details concerning their gender, age, height, contact number, medical insurance policy, address, and even an emergency phone number. In addition to this, users could save relevant information regarding their family medical history, genetic disorders, as well as allergies, if any. This data would be saved in an organized manner so that individuals could use the same while consulting their doctor. In addition to this, JioHealthHub lets users view CT scans, x-rays, and other such medical reports. Having an easy access to such reports would also enable users to get opinions regarding their condition from more than one medical practitioner.

After downloading the app, individuals need to create their account and thereafter their medical profile. After this, they could click on the ‘My Health Data’ option in case they wish to upload medical bills, prescriptions, or any such files. They could go to ‘My Account’ option, whenever they want to make changes to their account or log out of the app.

Summary

JioHealthHub app lets users keep a complete track of their health. The Jio Happy New Year Offer, valid till 31st March 2017, offers premium Jio apps like JioMusic, JioCinema, as well as JioHealthHub, besides other data services for free.

Automobile Telematics Devices and Home Automation Systems to be Launched by Jio

January 24, 2017

The affordable and efficient data services offered by Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio have made the company a household name. Till date, apart from Jio, no operator has garnered such a wide user base surpassing 72 million within only a few months of its launch. After the range of data services, free voice calling, and applications, the brand is now ready to focus on creating automobile telematics devices.

Home automation products

The Jio Experience Center in Navi Mumbai offers an insight into the brand’s range of home automation products. These items are undergoing tests prior to the launch at the center. The smart home solutions to be manufactured by Jio will include everything from surveillance systems to home entertainment products. The former will comprise smart cameras, smart locks, smart doorbells, chime alarms, and many such related products. Additionally, the brand is preparing to launch its own automobile telematics device.

Car connect device

The automobile device that is slated to be launched by Jio is called ‘car connect’ and will be priced at around INR 2,000. It has been designed to allow the car owner to remotely control various functions of the vehicle. In addition to this, the device could also give fuel updates, alerts on speed limits, and performance of an engine, among many such notifications to the owner. This device will perform seamlessly when combined with a specially designed mobile application and a dongle. Moreover, passengers onboard a car connected to this device could even access Wi-Fi.

Tap and Go service

Jio does not want to restrict its offerings to just smart home solutions and data services. The brand is also working towards creating a ticketing facility called ‘Tap and Go’. This will offer railway commuters and even moviegoers the convenience of simply using the tap feature to travel or watch movies. The brand has already taken a step in this direction by proposing the plan to Indian Railways, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, and even movie theaters like PVR.

Popular Jio apps

While these new services are set to enter the market,  Mukesh Ambani led Jio ensures that its current data facilities do not lag behind in terms of their quality and performance. Besides the data services and free voice calling, Jio has won immense praise for its extensive range of applications.

JioMoney is a trending digital wallet app that could be used for a varied range of financial transactions, such as recharges and bill payments. Reliance JioNet is a solution to those who unexpectedly run out of data. All they need to do is log in to the app and connect to a nearby Jio public Wi-Fi hotspot. A security app is a must for every device and Jio offers one too. Jio Security protects against viruses, unsafe websites, and scans a user’s device from time to time.

For a comprehensive digital experience, entertainment apps are a must-have. JioMusic and JioCinema are among the most popular entertainment apps offered by the brand. While JioCinema has an extensive collection of Hollywood, Bollywood, regional movies and even TV shows, JioMusic offers a range of music spanning different languages, which users may stream and download.

Summary

Reliance Jio is preparing to introduce home surveillance, home automation, and automobile telematics devices in the upcoming months.

Mukesh Ambani Believes India is Prepared for the 4th Industrial Revolution

January 19, 2017

Reliance Industries Limited’s Chairman and Managing Director, Mukesh Ambani recently made his presence felt at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meet, which was held in Davos, Switzerland. In his speech, he supported the concept of a free market system. Additionally, he emphasized on the need to maintain an equal distribution of wealth across the world, without the intervention of extraneous factors. According to him, the creation of wealth is necessary since it is the precursor to the distribution of the same. He stated that building wealth is a challenge. However, once it happens, distribution of the same would be much easier.

Mukesh Ambani’s views at the WEF

At the global platform, Mukesh Ambani highlighted the success of the Indian Government’s demonetization drive. He praised the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his strong leadership and stated that the demonetization move’s success has proven that India is ready for the 4th industrial revolution. Mukesh Ambani shared his thoughts on what the country must do in order to facilitate the development of its people. According to him, the technology could help transform India, especially if the country’s educational institutions integrated it into their systems. Mukesh Ambani said that this would be possible only if the foundation is set, wherein all individuals embrace technology.

India’s ability to adapt to new technology

When Mukesh Ambani was asked about his views on the future, he stated that 2016 mainly entailed understanding the 4th industrial revolution’s technology, 2017 will see these technological concepts being implemented. He added that using the technologies in the right manner, so as to benefit the people would be a challenge. At the WEF Annual Meeting, Vishal Sikka, the chief of Infosys also shared the dais with Mukesh Ambani. He supported Mukesh Ambani’s views by stating that the demonetization drive has revealed to the world that India is capable of embracing technological changes in the right spirit. He stated that technologies like artificial intelligence should be used carefully so as to avoid social disturbances.

Success of the demonetization movement

With regard to India’s demonetization drive, Mukesh Ambani stated that over the past three months there has been a large-scale movement of digital money as compared to cash. According to him, the move was supported by people across India, mainly because they believed in its long-term benefits. Mukesh Ambani stated how a company could play an important role in propelling the growth of the country by creating inclusive technology. He maintained that this is something that Reliance Industries Limited has strived to achieve.

Reliance Industries Limited’s telecom arm, Reliance Jio is rapidly advancing in this direction by using technology to offer free data services to people and empower them. Jio’s foray into the telecom sector impacted the market to a large extent and caused several incumbent operators to reduce their tariff rates as well. The telecom company has already garnered more than 72.4 million users shortly after its commercial launch.

Summary

Mukesh Ambani announced that India is ready to embrace the 4th industrial revolution, at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meet.

Reliance Digital Launches the Affordable LYF WATER 3 Smart Phone

December 28, 2016

Reliance Digital has so far launched a number of LYF smart phones under its elements series, which includes EARTH, WATER, WIND, and FLAME. The devices have been available across a diverse price range to cater to a wide audience. The recent smart phone launched under the brand LYF is the WATER 3. This device is available at an affordable price of Rs. 6,599. Users can purchase this smart phone from the online shopping portal, Flipkart. Since this device is available with a Jio SIM card, individuals who purchase it will also be able to enjoy the Jio Happy New Year Offer. This offer gives users the benefit of experiencing free data and app services till March 31st, 2017.

Performance of WATER 3

The LYF WATER 3 is a sleek device. It is a 5.5-inch smart phone with superior build quality. It comes with a high-definition (HD) display, which includes a pixel resolution of 1280 X 720. It runs on a Qualcomm MSM8939 Octa-Core processor. Combined with Adreno A405 3D GPU, it operates at a speed of 1.5 GHz. The device has an internal storage capacity of 16 GB, which can be expanded up to 32 GB. It also has a sizeable 2 GB RAM.

Specifications of the device

In terms of camera quality, the LYF WATER 3 is able to provide high-resolution pictures with its 5-megapixel front camera and 13-megapixel rear camera. The device is powered by a durable 3,000 mAh battery. It can offer up to six hours of talk time. The operating system of the smart phone is Android 5.0 Lollipop. WATER 3 has a number of connectivity options, such as Bluetooth version 4.1, GPS, 4G VoLTE feature, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and dual-SIM support.

Other offerings by Reliance Digital and Reliance Jio

The LYF WATER 3 is one of the best devices in the budget category. Reliance Digital has also launched smart phones like the EARTH 2, F, FLAME 7, WIND 7, and much more. All these devices are designed to meet the specific needs of customers and come with a budget-friendly price tag. Additionally, Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of Reliance Industries Limited, intends to launch a range of feature phones. These devices will be compatible with the 4G-VoLTE technology. The aim of the company is to extend its reach to rural areas and make 4G services available to a large number of people. The phones will not have a touch screen like regular smart phones. However, the design and build quality of these feature phones are expected to make them look appealing.

Mukesh Ambani led Jio’s high-speed data services have received an overwhelming response from millions of users across India. Recently, the telecom company also surpassed 50 million users. The free welcome offer and the Jio Happy New Year Offer are among the main reasons for Jio’s success.

Summary

Reliance Digital introduces new smart phone, WATER 3, under the brand LYF.

Features and Jio Applications Available on the LYF F1 Device

December 19, 2016

Reliance Jio’s smart phone and 4G service offerings have been expanding and satisfying customers ever since their launch. Mukesh Ambani led LYF is one the best 4G-LTE smart phone brands in the market offered by Jio. This brand has handsets available across varying price segments to reach out to a wider audience. One of its best-selling smart phones is the LYF F1, which is available with a free Jio SIM card. It costs Rs. 13, 999 and users can purchase the device from any Reliance Digital store.

About LYF F1

The LYF F1 is a sleek device. Its exterior is made of a plastic frame, which gives it a light-weight quality. The design of the F1 offers optimum grip, with a pockmark-textured rear cover. The screen is minimalistic and it does not have any physical keys. The right side of the device has the volume rocker and the power button. The left part has been set aside for the MicroSD slot and SIM card trays. It also has a Micro-USB port at the bottom and a 3.5mm audio jack at the top. The F1 has a 5.5-inch high-definition display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It also delivers in terms of touch sensibility and display quality. The device is suitable for multi-tasking since it comes with 3 GB RAM and functions on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1. It scored 47,562 points on one of the popular Android quality-testing apps, AnTuTu.

Features of LYF F1

Users have the option of altering incoming calls on the basis of ambient sound or by using the flip to mute gesture. Video features of this device are also highly impressive. Users can enjoy two videos simultaneously; or the Smart Play feature of the phone causes a video to pause when users tilt their heads away from the screen. The LYF F1 has a 16-megapixel rear camera, which offers excellent picture quality. The autofocus feature of the camera ensures that pictures do not turn out blurred. It also has an 8-megapixel front shooter. The F1 has camera features like Multiple Focus, Chroma Flash, and Refocus. Video recording is also convenient with the device’s video stabilization feature. The device has a powerful 3200 mAh battery, which charges well with the adapter provided.

Specifications of LYF WATER 9

The LYF WATER 9 is another handset launched by Jio and costs Rs. 8,179. The highlights of this device include a 1.3 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6573 processor, 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras, and an internal storage of 16 GB. The handset supports the dual-SIM feature. It functions on the operating system Android 5.1. The LYF WATER 9 has a large 5.50-inch display and a lasting 2800mAh battery. The device even has sensors like Accelerometer, Compass Magnetometer, Ambient light sensor, and Proximity sensor.

Currently, all LYF smart phones are offered with the Jio Happy New Year Offer. The SIM cards offered with the devices allow users to enjoy free unlimited data, voice, and app services till the end of March 2017. The plethora of premium applications are already pre-installed on these devices, thereby offering users convenience.

Summary

The LYF F1 and WATER 9 devices are available with the Jio Happy New Year Offer and come with a host of premium Jio applications.

Reliance Brands Partners with Swiss Luxury Brand Bally

December 16, 2016

Reliance Brands, the subsidiary of Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), recently collaborated with Swiss luxury brand, Bally on a joint venture. This agreement will enable marketing as well as distribution rights for Bally in India. The two companies are also keen on launching a store at New Delhi in 2017. Additionally, they plan on expanding the reach in future across cities like Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

Joint venture

The store, which is slated to open in New Delhi, is considered to be a part of Bally’s international expansion project. The brand has already made its presence felt by introducing two flagship stores in Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles and Ginza, Tokyo in 2016. A statement that was released said that the upcoming year will witness the opening of two more stores in China World Mall, Beijing and Madison Avenue, New York.

Brand expansion plans

The CEO of Bally, Frederic de Narp expressed his elation at the joint venture. He stated that along with Reliance Brands, Bally is creating a roadmap to facilitate its growth in major Indian cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Chennai. He added that consumers in India are discerning while selecting luxury products and appreciate the craftsmanship as well as quality that go into manufacturing the same. Bally, he believes is equipped to meet these specific demands of Indian customers. CEO and President of Reliance Brands, Darshan Mehta also expressed his views on the joint venture. He stated that it was a matter of pride to collaborate with the second oldest luxury brand in the world. Bally, according to him is the epitome of heritage and Swiss quality, with a contemporary and unique design ethos.

Mumbai Indians apparel by Diesel

Reliance-owned IPL team, Mumbai Indians, has signed a deal with Diesel, an Italian fashion brand. This will entail creating a line of limited apparel for fans of Mumbai Indians. Renzo Rosso, Diesel’s Founder launched an exclusive range of jackets, denims, t-shirts, sweatshirts, as well as accessories like caps and suspenders in Mumbai. The owner of Mumbai Indians team, Nita Ambani and the team’s captain, Rohit Sharma were also present at the launch. The apparel line by Diesel will have an indigo and gold colored Mumbai Indians branding on it. Nita Ambani spoke about the partnership stating that Mumbai Indians has emerged as the first team in India to partner with such a renowned global brand. She added that this partnership has been a turning point for Mumbai Indians, making it gain recognition as the partner of one of the most sought-after international brands. Nita Ambani also revealed that the move will help the team reach out to fans across the world.

Diesel considers the partnership as the right opportunity to associate with cricket, which is the most popular sport in India. The limited edition collection includes 32 products, which fans can purchase from 11 stores across India. The line of apparel will also be available in countries like Australia, South Africa, and England where cricket is popular. Diesel will promote the apparel range across two seasons and unique styles will be launched in both the seasons.

Summary

Swiss luxury brand Bally and Reliance Brands collaborate on a joint venture. Diesel will launch exclusive Mumbai Indians apparel across 11 stores in India.

Reliance Jio Launches LYF WIND 4S at Rs. 7,699

October 13, 2016

LYF is a smart phone brand under Reliance Jio. With an aim to support the digital revolution created by Jio’s high-speed 4G services, LYF offers a host of smart phone options that users can choose from. The USP of th­ese devices is their superior quality coupled with affordability.

As on August 2016, LYF was the fifth largest brand in India in terms of smart phone sales. Its popularity can be attributed to the Reliance Jio welcome offer.

Reliance Jio welcome offer

Under the welcome offer by Reliance Jio, LYF phone users receive a free Jio 4G SIM card. The offer entails unlimited free usage of its voice, video, messaging, and data services till the 31st of December 2016. Additionally, users may also access Jio’s range of premium applications for free.

LYF devices

Although all LYF mobiles are 4G-enabled and support the VoLTE feature, they span across various price categories, thereby increasing their demographic reach.

Recently, LYF launched two new devices, the LYF WIND 4S and the LYF FLAME 7S to add to its extensive range of smart phones. The successor of LYF WIND 4, the LYF WIND 4S model is priced at Rs. 7,699. LYF FLAME 7S follows FLAME 7 and retails at Rs. 3,499.

Like other LYF phones, these handsets are also offered with a 2-year warranty period by the manufacturer.

Build quality of WIND 4S

The screen of the WIND 4S is a 5-inch IPS one. As opposed to the faux leather texture of the WIND 4, the 4S has a sleek metallic finish. It will be available in black, brown, and blue colored variants. The device also comes with improved audio features with a DTS-powered speaker that is fitted at the rear of the device.

The LYF WIND 4S is powered by a Snapdragon 210 quad-core processor that is clocked at a speed of 1.3GHz. In terms of storage, this device offers 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory. The internal storage may be expanded using a microSD card up to 128GB. This is a major difference as compared to the 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage offered by the WIND 4, which now retails at Rs. 6,799.

Phone specifications

The LYF WIND 4S has a 5MP front camera and an 8MP LED flash-enabled rear camera. The front camera is a considerable improvement considering the LYF WIND 4 had a 2MP one. The battery is the same, a 4,000mAh one that is said to last more than a day of regular usage. Additionally, the device also includes the dual-SIM feature.

LYF FLAME 7S

The FLAME 7S is an entry-level 4G smart phone by LYF. Priced at Rs. 3,499, this smart phone has a 4-inch WVGA screen with a pixel resolution of 480×800. The device is powered by a Spreadtrum SC9830 quad-core processor. In terms of memory, it offers 8GB internal storage and 1GB RAM. The FLAME 7S sports a VGA front camera and a 5MP rear camera.

The latest entrants, WIND 4S and FLAME 7S, are enhanced versions of earlier LYF smart phone models. This helps the brand reach a wider audience and thereby, garner higher sales.

Summary

Reliance Jio launches LYF WIND 4S, a successor to WIND 4, at Rs. 7,699.