Reliance Jio working with Realme and others to make 4G handsets cheaper

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Reliance Jio is working with Realme and several other organisations to make 4G handsets and other connected devices cheaper as mentioned by a senior company official on Wednesday.

Reliance Jio’s president for devices and mobility, Sunil Dutt said that there is a need to provide inexpensive devices so that people who are still using 2G handsets can upgrade to 4G and 5G.

“Reliance as an organisation…we have done in the past for 4G where benefits of connectivity were made far more affordable through JioPhones. On the other 4G devices, we are working with Realme and other organisations to try and make devices more affordable for people,” Sunil Dutt said during India Mobile Congress 2020.

He further mentioned that Jio is not only working on the mobile phone segment but it is also working on other connected devices.

Madhav Seth, CEO of Realme said that in the future 5G will unlock a lot of opportunities for innovation which will not be limited to smartphones only. He also said that chipsets have played a vital role in bringing the 5G phones to the maximum number of people.

“I think we are on a track to 5G not only in India but globally and I think MediaTek has quite an essential role to play. We’ve been hardware providers, I think our job is to make sure that basically we are able to bring 5G devices to the maximum number of people at a price which suits their pocket without compromising on technology aspects of the devices,” Madhav Seth said.

Anku Jain, Managing Director of Chipsets manufacturer MediaTek India said that the company has observed a strong adoption of digital technology during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Anku Jain said “Going ahead, we are looking at trends like artificial intelligence, robotics, drones and vehicle automation, and these technologies are seen working in tandem with 5G for a smarter lifestyle. In 2021, we expect 5G to open doors for faster, and smarter, connected smart devices.”


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