Reliance Retail announced the launch of their latest smartphone, the LYF F1 earlier today which will be made available from Reliance Digital stores from Friday itself at a price of Rs.13,999. the telecom giants are offering a free Bluetooth speaker worth Rs. 3,000 alongside, and announced a 10 percent cashback offer for Citibank cardholders. Purchasers will also get a Reliance Retail gift voucher worth Rs. 15,000.
Like the rest of the Lyf phones, the LYF F1 will come bundled with a Reliance Jio SIM card. Besides that, Reliance Retail is also touting RCS (Rich Communication Services) services, which offers enhanced rich messaging services on SMS, apart from allowing users to share files and location when on a live call.
LYF F1 Smartphone Specifications
Hardware and Software Specifications
The LYF F1 sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection and a pixel density of 400ppi. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC (four cores clocked at 1.52GHz and four cores clocked at 1.21GHz), coupled with 3GB of RAM. The device has 32GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).
The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) smartphone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
The device measures 155.5×77.6×7.9mm, and weighs in at 153 grammes.
The Lyf F1 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with PDAF and EIS, apart from an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with autofocus for video calling and selfie-taking purposes.
Battery and Connectivity Specifications
The smartphone is powered by a 3200mAh non-removable battery which Reliance claims, will last an entire day. Apart from 4G and VoLTE support, the Lyf F1 offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, Micro-USB, GPS, and 3.5mm audio jack connectivity options. Sensors on the device include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and electronic compass.
Apart from these specifications, Reliance Retail has also incorporated certain special features into the LYF F1. These include
Smart Ring: which helps locate the smartphone even when it is on silent mode
Smart Play: which will pause a playing video when the user looks away from the display.