Reliance Retail’s Lyf brand is gearing up to launch two new smartphones,
the Wind 3 and Flame 8, in India. Both the smartphones will be the
first to go on sale via a third party e-commerce website Flipkart. As of
now, there is no word whether both these handsets will be also
available via the company’s offline retail channel.
The Lyf Wind 3 (seen above) has
been priced at
Rs. 6,999 while the Lyf Flame 8 will be available at
Rs. 4,199. Both these smartphones are still listed as ‘coming soon’, and
are expected to go on sale from Wednesday under Flipkart’s Freedom
sale. The company via its Twitter handle confirms the Wednesday
availability of the Lyf Wind 3 on Flipkart, and that it will come with
the Jio Preview Offer for 3 months. The Lyf Flame 8 is expected to be
available under a similar offer.
Much like other Lyf-branded
smartphones, the Lyf Wind 3 and Flame 8 smartphones support 4G LTE bands
in India – FDD-LTE Band 3 (1800MHz) and TDD-LTE Band 40 (2300MHz). Both
handsets also support VoLTE (voice over LTE) with HD voice call
The dual-SIM (Micro-SIM + Micro-SIM) Lyf Wind 3
sports a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS LCD display with Asahi
Dragontrail Glass and 267ppi pixel density. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop
out-of-the-box. The Wind 3 smartphone supports 4G connectivity only on a
single SIM card slot at a time.
The smartphone is powered by
1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) processor coupled
with 2GB of RAM. It sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED
flash and a 2-megapixel fixed-focus front camera. The smartphone packs
16GB of inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card
(up to 64GB).
Connectivity options include GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, GPS,
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB, apart from 4G (LTE Cat. 4 support). The
handset measures 152.6×76.6×9.4mm and weighs 160 grams. The Lyf Wind 3
is backed by a 2920mAh battery.
The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM)
supporting Lyf Flame 8 (seen above) smartphone features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480×854
pixels) IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 218ppi and runs Android
5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box. The company says both SIM card slots are 4G
enabled; though, at one time only one SIM can use 4G while the other
will work on 2G.
It is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm
Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909) processor clubbed with 1GB of RAM. The Lyf
Flame 8 packs 8GB of inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via
microSD card (up to 128GB). The Android Lollipop-based smartphone
sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash along with a
5-megapixel front-facing camera. Some of the camera features include
autofocus, face detection, and smile detection modes. Connectivity
options include GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB,
apart from 4G.
Measuring 132.6×66.2×9.3mm, the Lyf Flame 8 weighs
138 grams. It packs a 2000mAh battery and will be available in Black and
White colours. The launch was first reported by TechPP.