Reliance Jio Mobile Handset / Wireless Distributor Business

Reliance Jio HandsetsReliance Jio Infocomm has 1,071 centres across the country with 35 in Mumbai alone. They will sell handsets as well as wireless services. The distribution network for handset and services are separate. Wireless services are 4x of Reliance centres, i.e. ~4,000 distributors whereas handsets are 40% of Reliance centres with 400 distributors.

Jio management aims to Create a healthy handset ecosystem at an attractive price. Currently, RJIO has four series of handsets: Water, Earth, Lyf and Flame; each of them has four (more…)

Can Reliance Jio 4G-LTE Pricing be Irrational to Disrupt Market ?

Reliance jIo Pricing RationalBillions of dollars of capital already employed with another few perhaps waiting in the wings to be deployed in the upcoming mega battle for market share—is there even an argument that Reliance Jio Infocomm would not destroy any sense of sanity and value-creation possibility in the Indian telecom industry ?

We believe there is more than an argument, if one were to (rationally) assume that R-Jio intends to have a business case at some point with that ‘some point’ being within a reasonable timeframe. One needs to appreciate that wireless business cases in India to be viewed as a series of 20-year projects given the naked reality of large spectrum renewal. Our expectation of ‘P&L rationality’ from R-Jio ironically flows from the very fact that it has deployed billions of dollars in the business. Large balance sheets need large P&Ls to support a business case and large P&Ls need a certain (large) market size (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S IV 4 to Support Reliance JIo 4G LTE + Airtel 4G LTE

The newly Launched Samsung Galaxy S 4 will support Reliance Jio Infocomm 4G LTE as well as Airtel 4G LTE.

Galaxy S4 carries a 5” FHD OLED screen at 441 ppi and weights 130g with 7.9 mm thickness. Its cameras have 13MP on the back with 2MP for front, and both AP and mDRAM are upgraded while NAND density remains unchanged. S4 includes several new features such as Air Gesture, Smart Pause, and Smart Scroll but we believe SEC should do a large marketing push to explain those features to consumers.

Galaxy S4 has 5.0” full HD super AM-OLED display with excellent color reproduction (~441pi) and is equipped with 16/32/64GB NAND flash memory and 2GB RAM. New Galaxy brings 13 megapixel cameras as primary and 2 megapixel for front as well as sensor lens next to it. Its battery is ~25% larger than Galaxy S3. Lastly, new device weighs 130g and is as slim as 7.9mm.

You can check out the Comparison of Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S3 on feature by feature basis here

Galaxy S4 focused on enhanced user interface functions such as “Samsung Smart Pause”, “Samsung Smart Scroll”, “Air view”, “Air Gesture”, “S-Voice drive”, “Stranslator”, “Samsung Watch-On”, “Samsung Optical reader”, “S-Health”, “Samsung Knox”, “Dual-video Call”, and various other functions.

Samsung Galaxy S 4 IV Vs Galaxy S 3

The following Chart shows the comparison of Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Samsung Galaxy S 3 on the following features – Network Dimensions, Features, Display, Memory, Battery, Data
comparison of samsung galaxy

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Reliance Jio 4G LTE SmartPhone from Samsung

Reliance Jio Infocomm which is going to launch 4G LTE Services Shortly in Mumbai and Delhi has tied up with Samsung, Global Leader for Android SmartPhones.

The TD-LTE 4G SmartPhones are expected to be Priced starting at $100. On its part Reliance Jio 4G Plans will be made available starting as low Rs 100 for High Speed Data. Even if they are going to offer 1 GB for Rs 100, it is still cheaper than the cheapest 3G data Plan which costs an average Rs 150 / GB.

However, without CSFB facility for making Voice Calls as Reliance Jio neither has spectrum nor license, it’d be better off launching Dual SIM TD-LTE 4G SmartPhones so that consumers can use Reliance Jio 4G for Data and Airtel / Vodafone for Voice.