Reliance Jio Launches LYF F1 – A Special Edition Smart Phone Model

Reliance Jio is the telecom brand managed by parent company Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). Set to function as a comprehensive digital ecosystem, Reliance Jio also offers smart phones under the brand, LYF, in addition to its high-speed 4G services. LYF has an extensive range of 4G-enabled smart phones that support LTE technology. Its latest, LYF F1, is a special edition model retailing at Rs. 13,399. It was unveiled by Bollywood actor and model Genelia D’Souza in Mumbai.

Available across all Reliance Digital outlets, the model is offered on 10% cashback to all Citibank card holders. Apart from that, Bluetooth speakers worth Rs. 3,000 are also offered along with the LYF F1. All LYF F1 owners will also receive Rs. 15,000-worth of Reliance Retail gift vouchers.

Phone specifications

The LYF F1 boasts of a 5.5-inch HD IPS display offering a pixel resolution of 400 ppi. The screen has Corning Gorilla Glass 4, which provides optimum protection to the device’s exterior. Weighing 153 grams, the phone’s dimensions are 155.5×77.6×7.9 mm. Additional features of the smart phone include a proximity sensor, electronic compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, and an ambient light sensor.

In terms of its functioning, the smart phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 Octa-core processor. It offers 3GB RAM and a 32GB expandable memory that may be extended up to 128GB with the help of a microSD card. It functions on a 3200 mAh battery that is built to last an entire day. The device sports an 8MP front camera with the autofocus feature and a 16MP rear camera that supports PDAF and EIS. The dual-SIM smart phone operates on Android version 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The device also has4G and VoLTE support.

USP of the LYF F1

When it comes to features, the LYF F1 ranks a notch higher than its competitors. One such feature, ‘Smart Ring’, helps users locate their smart phone even when it is on the silent mode. Additionally, the Smart Play feature prevents users from missing out on any action by causing a video to pause when a viewer looks away. Apart from that, the carrier aggregation feature enhances the phone’s Internet speed while also ensuring that the device’s battery life is not affected. The inbuilt custom video player also lets users view two videos simultaneously on their smart phone screens.

Rich Communication Services

The LYF F1 limited edition smart phone offers integrated Rich Communication Services (RCS). These enable individuals to enrich their user experience since RCS facilitates higher quality calling and messaging over the user’s SIM card. RCS also provides support for faster file sharing, group messaging, and emoji exchanges. Users can make video calls, share multimedia, and opt for screen sharing during a call with the help of these services. Additionally, individuals can share their location, notes, and also specify the urgency level of the calls placed.

The President of Devices at Reliance Retail, Sunil Dutt, explained how the LYF F1 model is designed to fully harness the power of the superior Jio network. Available across the country at flagship stores, he claimed that users can become future-ready by acquiring the LYF F1 smart phone.


The LYF F1 is a special edition smart phone model by Reliance Jio that retails at Rs. 13,399.


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