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Reliance Jio hits the 300 million mark

Prajyot Mainkar

Reliance Jio has acquired 300 million subscribers and has reported a whopping `840 crore profit in FY Q4 2018 to 2019. Reliance has also reported the average revenue per user (ARPU) during the quarter to be `126.2 per subscriber per month. Average data consumption per user per month has been 10.9 GB while the total wireless data traffic has been 956 crore GB. The average voice traffic has been 72,414 crore minutes per day and 823 minutes per user per month. The interesting statistics can be witnessed in video consumption per subscriber per month which is at 500 crore hours. Reliance reports also hinted that it is the fastest operator in the world to reach the 300 million users milestone.

Samsung has launched Galaxy A70 in India for `28,990. The phone comes with a 6.7-inch full HD+ super AMOLED display with 2400 pixels x 1080 pixels resolution. Powered by a 2GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 675 Mobile Platform with Adreno 612 GPU, the phone features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which can be expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card. The device runs on Android v9.0 Pie Edition with Samsung One UI. This Dual-SIM capable phone has 32-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 8-megapixel 123-degree ultra-wide angle camera. For selfies and video calling, there is a 32-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone also packs an in-display fingerprint sensor. The network features include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5, GPS + GLONASS and USB Type-C. The phone weighs 183 grams and comes with a 4500mAh(typical) battery with 25W super fast charging. The device comes in white, blue and black colour options and is expected to be available for pre-order from April 20 to April 30. If you pre-book this phone, you can get the Samsung U Flex and Bluetooth headset for `999, which otherwise costs over `3,500. Samsung India announced that the Galaxy A line has reached a record USD 500M in sales within 40 days of launch.

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy A60 featuring 6.3-inch Full HD+ Infinity-O LCD display. It comes with a screen resolution of 2340 pixels x 1080 pixels. The phone has 2GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 675 Mobile Platform with Adreno 612 GPU. It packs 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which can be expanded up to 512GB using microSD card. The phone features the Android v9.0 Pie edition with Samsung One UI. This Hybrid-Dual SIM phone comes with a 32-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, an 8-megapixel 123-degree ultra-wide angle camera and a has a fingerprint sensor. The network features include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5, GPS + GLONASS and USB Type-C. The phone is equipped with a 3500mAh battery sporting fast charging facility, and comes in black, blue, and orange colour options. The device is set to go on sale in China later in April with a price tag of USD 298.

Another smartphone – the A40S has been launched by Samsung in China and will be available soon for purchase. The phone has a 6.4-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-V display with a screen resolution of 1560 pixels x 720 pixels. The device has an Octa-core Exynos 7904 14nm processor with Mali G71 GPU. Running on Android v9.0 Pie edition, this device packs 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, which can be expanded up to 512GB using microSD card. The Galaxy A40S is a dual-SIM supported phone with a 13-megapixel rear camera having LED flash support. The phone is equipped with a 5-megapixel secondary camera and a 5-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera with a 123-degree wide-angle lens. If you love taking selfies and making video calls, the 16-megapixel front-facing camera is ideal. Samsung Galaxy A40S comes with fingerprint sensor support and a 5000mAh battery with a fast charging feature. The Galaxy A40s comes in black, blue and gold colours and a price tag of USD 223.

ASUS has announced the Zenfone Live L2 – a budget android phone. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch HD+ IPS display with 1440 pixels x 720 pixels resolution. The phone has 2GB of RAM and 16/32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 2TB using a microSD card. The phone runs on Android v8.1 Oreo edition with ZenUI v5.0. This dual-SIM supported phone comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash and is also equipped with a face-unlock feature. The network features include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2 and GPS. This phone has a 3000mAh battery. The price and the availability of this phone will be determined in the coming weeks.

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