The LYF brand is now actively growing as we now get to see a new series called “Wind” and a budget phone with basic specs being listed online, i.e. at HomeShop18 where it is being exclusively sold with a price tag of Rs. 6999. It is the Wind 6 smartphone from LYF, the brand that is a part of Reliance Retail.
Compare this phone with the current devices in the market, this is no where close to them in specs, but LYF is coming with a few offers and gift vouchers along to attract the customers. The Wind 6 comes with a 5-inch display and there is a 1.1GHz quad-core processor powering the device along with 1GB RAM. It is a Dual SIM device that runs Android 5.1 Lollipop OS.
The camera department doesn’t seem strong since we see a 5-megapixel rear and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. While the device has 8GB internal storage, a MicroSD card slot allows for expansion by up to 32GB. The device obviously supports 4G LTE connectivity and the listing on the retailer website says that this is a True 4G phone, which could mean that there will be support for VoLTE.
The device measures 143.7 x 72.8 x 8.7 mm and there is a 2250 mAh battery packed into the phone, whic his claimed to be giving about 8 hours of talk time. Now, the offer that we mentioned about – Gift Voucher Worth Rs. 6500 can be redeemed on Travel Sites, Restaurants, Shopping etc. Like Yatra, Uber, Mainland China, Hard Rock Café, and many more.
The price is set at Rs. 6999, which seems quite high in the current age where several better devices are available in the same price, but LYF is providing a phone warranty for two years and accessories warranty for a period of six months. These offers still don’t justify the price, unless Reliance Retail plans to bundle this with the upcoming Jio 4G services in the coming days when the 4G services get commercially launched.
We haven’t spotted this anywhere else, not even at the Reliance Digital store where the LYF Earth 1, LYF Water 1 and Water 2, LYF Flame 1 phones are being sold.