Reliance Jio is in the news again. But this time with the extension of its JioFi family with the launch of the latest JioFi 4G LTE hotspot device priced at ₹999. This new model, dubbed JioFi JMR815, is right now exclusively available for purchase through Flipkart. Also, it comes with a one-year warranty and is touted to deliver download speeds of up to 150Mbps and upload speeds of up to 50Mbps. Moreover, the device also carries a “Designed in India” tag that could help the telco persuade new buyers.
To delve deep, unlike the original JioFi that was an egg-shaped dongle, this new JioFi model has a circular build with physical buttons of power on/ off and WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup). There are also notification lights meant for battery, 4G, and Wi-Fi signal strength. The device, in fact, allows 32 users to connect to a high-speed data network, including 31 on Wi-Fi and one on USB. Once connected, it even offers HD voice and video calls via Jio 4G Voice app on smartphones. Besides, this entire thing is powered by an ALT3800 processor and supports FDD-Band 3, Band 5, and TDD-Band 40.
Talking of storage, this new JioFi has a microSD card slot that supports expansion up to 64GB. The device is also backed by a 3000mAh battery that is rated to have a charging time of 3.5 hours. To compare, the original JioFi which was debuted with a 2300mAh battery. The new model is not yet listed on Jio.com, but the company has shown signs of their plans with the 4G dongle.
Strikingly, this latest JioFi model arrived days after Reliance Jio launched a new JioFi for ₹1,999 offer under which it offered free data and voucher benefits worth ₹3,595. The company mainly brought the JioFi for ₹1,999 with bundled data worth ₹1,295 and voucher worth ₹2,300 from AJIO, Reliance Digital, and Paytm. The best part here remains that customers would be also provided with the same JioFi device for ₹999, without the free data and voucher benefits.