Reliance Communications and China based device manufacturer Lenovo entered into a partnership to release low cost Android smartphones targeting the budget conscious customers. The smartphones will come with dual-band technology that is both CDMA and GSM. These phones will be co-branded by RCom and Lenovo and are exclusive to Reliance network customers.
RCome and Lenovo are expected to launch 4 to 5 smartphones below Rs. 8000, and they will carry Android OS. Specifications of the phones is not yet announced except that they will come with dual-core 1GHz processor, given the price point expect MediaTek processors.
The first batch of smartphones from this partnership will arrive in this March. They will be available across Reliance Digital and Lenovo stores across the country.
Mr. Gurdeep Singh, President & CEO – Wireless Business, Reliance Communications Limited said, “We are happy to announce our partnership with Lenovo to offer the most innovative dual technology smart-phones in the country. In line with our endeavour to develop the CDMA device ecosystem, the co-branded smart-phones are set to offer a superlative customer experience in terms of device, speed and coverage on our high speed data network offering the widest footprint across the country. We are confident that the unmet demand of an innovative CDMA smart-phone with exciting features at an attractive price point bundled with our most innovative “All Share” plans will fulfil the demand of every customer on our superior network.”