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Jazz launches 4G-enabled ‘smart’ feature phone

Jazz has announced the launch of a 4G-enabled ‘smart’ feature phone Jazz Digit 1 “in a bid to bridge the prevalent digital divide” among mobile phone users across the country.

The device supports smartphone applications like Facebook and WhatsApp, and is initially made available with 6 months of free 4G internet [1GB per month] along with a free data SIM, read a company statement issued here. Other special features include a touchscreen, Wi-Fi hotspot, a 2MP camera and a reliable 2000 mAh battery.

Sharing details about the phone, Jazz said that Digit1 is the first ever 4G ‘smart’ feature phone powered by a Qualcomm processor and “will be a game changer in the feature phone market”. Users will be able to enjoy smart applications like Facebook, WhatsApp, and YouTube via browser for the first time on a feature phone, read the company’s statement.

Muhammad Ali Khan, Head of Devices at Jazz, said, “The launch of Jazz Digit 1 enables our customers to use our fastest 4G network to reach out to their loved ones over social media in a cost effective manner.” The phone fits well with prevalent market dynamics as majority of the mobile subscribers in the country are still using legacy 2G phones and needs newer options to convert to latest technologies like 4G. Currently, the devices are available at Jazz Experience centers and franchises nationwide for PKR 5,300 along with Digit’s one year official warranty program.

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