Earlier this week, we reported about the XOLO’s intention to introduce 4G enabled smartphone in India soon, and now we’re hearing that local brand Micromax is also planning to launch the the same kind of smartphone in coming months.
If a report published in The Economic Times is considered to be authentic, the Micromax is all set to launch the 4G LTE enabled smartphones in December this year.
In a talk with the publication, Rahul Sharma, the Co-founder of Micromax, has said:
We want to establish ourselves on LTE and offer products that are LTE ready by December, so that consumers would not need to change their handsets whenever voice over LTE becomes available, be it six months or eight months later.
With several telecom operators including Reliance Jio, which has just got a unified license, set to introduce 4G LTE services in the country next year, the decision from Micromax to release 4G LTE devices does not seems all that surprising.
It is good to see smartphone vendors getting ready for the next-generation technology and as almost all telecom operators (apart from probably Videocon) are going to use TDD-LTE standard in India (countries like US & UK use FDD-LTE standard), which is not very common right now and a very limited number of smartphones with support for TDD-LTE are available. So it will be important for local smartphone vendors to pitch in and it will also be a great opportunity for them.