Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Reliance Jio to launch 4G laptops powered by Snapdragon 835

Reliance Jio to launch 4G laptops powered by Snapdragon 835

Currently, laptops don't come with built-in connectivity. With always connected PCs, Reliance Jio stands to expand its service and increase its average revenue per user, which is already the highest among its peers. Reliance Jio revolutionized the data usage in India with its super aggressive pricing strategy.

"The Always Connected PC combines the connectivity and the simplicity of the smartphone with the power and creative capability of the Windows 10 PC, transforming how we work and play", said Matt Barlow, Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices, Microsoft. The biggest USP for Jio's laptops could be the inbuilt cellular connectivity, which will help users stay connected on the go without having to constantly look for Wi-Fi hotspots. Qualcomm is already working with other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Asus, Lenovo and HP to launch always-connected PCs and Snapdragon 845 powered devices have also been launched in the U.S. by HP and Asus. Qualcomm is closely associated with Reliance Jio and Retail, for its business of 4G feature phone. Besides, Nunes said that there are now 14 operators that have extended their support for this new category, including the US' Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and major carriers in Germany, Italy, the UK, France, and Australia. As per counterpoint data, total laptops sold every year in India is close to 5 million and majority connect to either enterprise, home or public wi-fi hotspots.

With LTE enabled laptops on the horizon and rapid surge in Jio 4G connections, Reliance Jio is likely to be benefitted in another different aspect.

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Over 5 million notebooks are sold in India every year according to Counterpoint Research, with most relying on enterprise, home, or public Wi-Fi spots.

As per Counterpoint data, close to five million laptops are sold every year in India with a lot of them connecting to either enterprise or home or public WiFi spots. What is being offered would be new for network providers, for OEMs and also for the users.

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