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Google Pixel and Pixel XL get VoLTE support for Reliance Jio with Android 7.1.1 update

The Pixel and Pixel XL snagged the Android 7.1.1 update this week, which also brought the much-requested VoLTE support for the smartphones in India.

After the public release of Reliance Jio, and the free run for initial customers, Jio has acquired over 50 million subscribers already, and as a 4G-only carrier, Jio only supports voice calls over LTE. Hence, there was considerable interest in the feature, but the Pixel and Pixel XL devices sold in India did not have VoLTE support as yet.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL get VoLTE support for Reliance Jio with Android 7.1.1 update

With the latest update though, you can now make voice calls over LTE. In the Network settings, you can now enable the Enhanced 4G LTE Mode which allow users to Use LTE services to improve voice and other communications. Once enabled, the ‘HD’ symbol in the status bar on the top indicates that VoLTE is enabled.

The Android Nougat 7.1.1 OTA update comes bundled with the December security updates and is available across entire Nexus line-up as well as the Pixel devices.

Coolpad unveils Note 3S and Mega 3 in India

In a press event in New Delhi today, Coolpad launched two new budget smartphones in India – Note 3S and Mega 3. The highlight of the Mega 3 is that it sports three SIM card slots.

The company also announced collaboration with Reliance Jio, Through this partnership, Coolpad users can avail the JIO SIM at Reliance stores by sharing their device’s purchase invoice.

Coolpad Mega 3 Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Cool UI 8.0
  • Display: 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS | 269ppi
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737 1.25GHz quad-core
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB; expandable up to 64GB with microSD card
  • Camera: 8MP rear camera | 8MP front camera with LED flash and 80.1-degrees FOV
  • Battery: 3050mAh
  • Dimensions: 154.4 x 76.8 x 8.35 mm
  • Weight: 170.5 grams

Coolpad unveils Note 3S and Mega 3 in India

Coolpad Note 3S Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Cool UI 8.0
  • Display: 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS | 2.5D curved glass
  • Processor: Snapdragon MSM8929 1.36GHz octa-core
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal Storage: 32GB; expandable up to 32GB with microSD card
  • Camera: 13MP AF rear camera | 8MP front camera
  • Battery: 2500mAh
  • Dimensions: 154.5 x 77 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 167 grams

Priced at ₹6,999 ($100), the Coolpad Mega 3 is available in three color variants – Gold, Grey, and White – and priced at ₹9,999 (र्145), the Note 3S is available in two color variants – Gold and White. Both the devices will go on sale exclusively on Amazon starting December 7th in an open sale.

Reliance Jio will soon launch 4G VoLTE smartphone in India priced around just $15

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Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, a subsidiary of India’s largest private sector conglomerate — Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), will soon launch 4G VoLTE phones with unlimited voice and video calling.

After disrupting the telecom market in the country with India’s first 4G-only legacy-free, next-generation voice and broadband network with Jio, the company aims to win over customers from the large volume of rural and Tier III markets currently served by 2G/3G feature phones, and first time data users with these budget devices.

According to The Economic Times, the company is developing two feature phones priced at about ₹1000 ($15) and ₹1500 ($22) that are likely to be launched during January-March next year. Jio is working with domestic handset maker, LAVA International, and another Chinese OEM. The devices will function just like smartphones (powered by Spreadtrum processor) with data and calling capability — the only thing missing will be the touchscreen. Of course, these devices expectedly will have Jio suite of services bundled in.

Reliance has launched several Android smartphones under its LYF brand since last year. From budget to mid-range, the current range of LYF devices are priced between ₹2,999 and ₹19,999.

Transsion, the Chinese company that sells feature phones under the Itel brand, also plans to introduce 4G feature phones in India next month, and according to the company, the platform for this technology is being actively developed and tested in China already.