A special edition future-ready android smartphone that comes with some cutting-edge technology first time in India. Still, the smartphone is affordable and comes with lots of perks from Reliance Jio.

Reliance Retail’s mobile brand LYF Smartphone plus launched a new android smartphone – LYF F1 (Future One). The smartphone is made to fully utilise the advanced 4G LTE network provided by Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio. It features advanced smartphone features, LTE+ data speeds, Snapdragon processor, 16MP camera and full HD crisp display.

First, to the pricing, the mid-range LYF F1 smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 13,399. The mobile will be available through Reliance Digital, Digital Xpress Mini, and other third-party retail stores across India.

As it’s a special edition smartphone, LYF is packing freebies and special offers with the smartphone purchase. One will definitely get Reliance Jio welcome offer with unlimited voice calls, messaging and data benefits. If you own a Citibank card then LYF will offer 10 percent extra cashback on the smartphone purchase. Freebies include a free Bluetooth speaker.

LYF F1 launched with FHD display, 4G VoLTE, CA & Rich Communication Services

What’s packed inside-out of the Future One smartphone? The LYF F1 flaunts a 5.5inch full HD IPS display that offers crisp images and videos. The mobile is powered by a 1.52GHz + 1.21GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and Adreno 405 GPU. That’s more than enough power for seamless multitasking and intense gaming.

To store all your photos, music, videos and documents, the LYF F1 comes with 32GB internal storage that can be further expanded up to 128GB using microSD card.

On to the photography side, the LYF F1 got a 16-megapixel camera on the back with PDAF and dual LED flash support. The cameras are extremely good during low light photography. It also comes with electronic image stabilisation for shooting steady videos. On front for selfie lovers, the smartphone packs an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus.

Connectivity wise the dual SIM LYF F1 smartphone comes with full 4G LTE capability that supports all Indian 4G bands. The faster LTE+ support ensures high data speed even in a congested network and low coverage areas. The mobile also comes with VoLTE support for HD voice calling. Other connectivity options include 3G and 2G networks along with WiFi and Bluetooth.

LYF F1 advanced features

Now coming to the advanced features part, the LYF F1 support Rich Communication Services. It’s an enhanced format of traditional messaging services (SMS) on LTE network. It offers advanced messaging capabilities like group chat, file and location sharing, stickers and sketch sharing, content sharing during a call and more.

Another feature is the carrier aggregation (CA) support which offers improved data transfer rates on 4G LTE networks and also better battery life.

  • Smart Video Play – the built-in video player can simultaneously play two videos at a time. Also, it will pause the video when you are not watching it.
  • Smart Tray – a quick access point for your favourite apps.
  • Shortcuts or gesture mode – users can doodle or scribble over the screen to open up specific apps.
  • Smart Ring – it helps you trace then phone even when in silent mode. It activates with extra loud when you make three consecutive missed calls within three minutes from the same number.

The LYF F1 smartphones run on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 operating system with almost stock android UI.

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