New Delhi: Reliance Industries has slashed the price of its economy 4G handset, LYF Flame, by 25 per cent to Rs 2,999, making it the cheapest smartphone in the segment in India.
“Four models of LYF Flame are available for Rs 2,999 now. It will come with free Jio SIM, bundled with free unlimited data usage and voice calling. Earlier the price was Rs 4,000,” an executive at Reliance Retail store in Noida said.
Telecom player Reliance Jio, a unit of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries, is yet to launch services commercially, however, it has started issuing SIMs for trails, which are free and comes with unlimited data and voice calling.
The company is expected to commercially kick-start services by December. The website of LYF handsets shows four models of LYF Flame priced at Rs 2,999, making it the the cheapest 4G smartphone.
Reliance Jio SIM was earlier offered to about one lakh employees of RIL group firms. Later employees were allowed to give referral to up to 10 people for free Jio services.
The connection comes bundled with unlimited 4G mobile Internet and phone calls for 90 days. LYF Flame comes with a 4-inch display, quad-core processor with 1.5 gigahertz speed, 512 MB RAM , 4GB internal memory, expandable memory of up to 32 GB, 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera and a 1,700 mAh battery, which can support 4.5 hours of talktime on 4G network.
The handsets have dual sim slots. One slot can be used for 4G and other for 2G connection. Flame handsets will support voice and video calls over 4G network.