Google may be planning to enter the feature phones market. The company has launched a new phone Wizphone WP006 which looks quite like a feature phone launched by Jio earlier in India, powered by KaiOS. The phone supports Whatsapp application. As of now, the phone has been exclusively launched in Indonesia.
WP006 was officially launched by one of Google’s senior executives Scott Huffman at GoogleForIndonesia event. The phone is priced at IDR 99,000 which is approximately USD 7 or INR 490.
Comparison of Google Wizphone and Reliance Jio
The below table compares Google Wizphone WPoo6 and Reliance Jio phone for various phone features.
|Model||Wizphone WP006||Jio Phone|
|Price||IDR 99,000 USD 7 INR 490||IDR 306031 USD 21 INR 1500|
|Launch Date||December, 2018||July, 2017|
|Screen Size||2.4 inch||2.4 inch|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8905||1.2GHz dual-core processor|
Google Apps such as Google Assistant with voice commands, Google Maps and Google Search
Regional language support