After JioPhones, UNISOC to bring budget 4G phones in India

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JioPhone (Representational image)
JioPhone (Representational image)

New Delhi : After huge success of JioPhone as a budget-friendly handset, UNISOC is expected to bring cheap 4G smartphones in India. Both Reliance JioPhone and JioPhone 2 are powered by UNISOC, the Chinese smartphone chipset maker which is formerly known as Spreadtrum. Report says that it is connecting Micromax and Lava for upcoming smartphone projects in the country.

UNISOC in association with Lava and Micromax aims to bring 4G connectivity to every corner of the country and allow all users to have access to the faster wireless mobile internet and connect to the world. However, the cheap 4G smartphone may lack in features like  WhatsApp, Facebook and more internet browsing options. 

Reports claimed that JioPhone and the JioPhone 2 had seen huge success in India. According to the latest report, Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio has managed to sell nearly 40 million Jio Phone units in the country, including an average sale of 7 million every month in the last three months. Reliance Jio launched the JioPhone last year and JioPhone 2 this year with QWERTY keypad.

UNISOC claims that these cheap phones engineered with paired with music and streaming services and also apps like WhatsApp, YouTube and Google and more, had increased the market share of the company by 40 per cent.

UNISOC believes that its comeback will target the Rs 6,999 price segment phones. Besides, other popular smartphone makers like Realme, Xiaomi, Honor, have some of their best phones like Redmi 5A, Realme C1 in this price.