The advent of the affordable 4G smartphone Geophone Next is expected to accelerate the feature phone to smartphone migration. Also, overall smartphone shipments in India are expected to increase by the year 2021. The Economic Times quoted Counterpoint Research’s India Handset quarterly outlook.
The price of the Geo Phone Next can be very high
According to research analyst Ankit Malhotra, the price of the Geophone Next is expected to be less than $ 75 (less than Rs 5,500). The last two years have seen no major movement in this price. Working as expected, we see the Indian market entering a period of high growth. Currently, India has installed 320 million feature phone users.
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The phone supports all of Google and Jio’s apps
According to the report, the Geophone Next 4G smartphone comes with 1440X720 pixel resolution. This smartphone has Qualcomm’s entry level 215 processor. The phone can come with 2GB RAM and Android 11 Go version. Geo Phone Next supports all Google and Geo applications. Jio has announced the phone at its 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM).
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According to the report, smartphone shipments in India will reach a record high of 173 million units by 2021. Smartphone shipments are expected to reach 100 million by the second half of 2021, the report said. 5G devices accounted for 19 per cent of total shipments.