Reliance Jio phone is the most selling feature phone in India. Now, we expect that the brand will become the worlds 10th largest phone brand in the world. The news comes from, the Digitimes Research, and the media company predicts that 25-30 million Jio Phones will ship this year. Interestingly these smartphones run on Kai OS platform, that will increase the OS proportion in the Phone market.
The company made its first Jio phone official in India last year in July. The networking company managed to ship 18 million units until Q4 of 2017. Looking at the sales of the smartphone for half a year sounds insane. The whopping sales push the company to offer the smartphone at an effective zero cost to its customers. Also, the company announced it’s the second iteration of the Jio phone with a qwerty keypad.
The KaiOS that powers the Jio Phone is not exclusive to JIO only. And, other manufacturing companies like Nokia and Alcatel are using this firmware on their feature phones too.
Lastly, the DigiTimes claims that the OS will conquer 3% of the global OS market in 2019. Looking at the growth of the feature phones in India, the company can even beat Apple in the overall phone market share.