LG Electronics India has announced that they will bring LG Spirit LTE and LG G4 Stylus 4G in India soon. These handsets will be unique as they will support VoLTE (Voice Over LTE) and VoWiFi (Voice Over Wi-Fi).
Lets have a look at what exactly VoLTE and VoWiFi means and how will it be useful for the consumers.
VoLTE (Voice Over LTE)
VoLTE is an acronym for Voice over Long Term Evolution which is based on IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network, with specific profile for control and media planes of voice service. This approach results in delivery of voice just as the data flows within the LTE data bearer, which in turn implies that there is no dependency on legacy circuit switch voice networks to be maintained. A VoLTE device has up to three times more voice and data capacity than normal 3G networks and up to six times more than 2G GSM.
VoWiFi (Voice Over Wi-Fi)
VoWiFi is an acronym for Voice over Wi-Fi. The defining feature of this service is that it allows interoperability of a handset between Wi-Fi and cellular service. It is expected to be beneficial to the users who have poor cellular coverage in their homes.
LG partners with Reliance Retail
LG India and Reliance Retail have also entered into an exclusive sales and distribution partnership to enhance the availability and sales of the upcoming VoLTE and VoWiFi LG mobile devices across India. LG Spirit LTE and LG G4 Stylus will be LG’s first set of VoLTE phones to leverage Reliance Retail’s robust nationwide sales and distribution network to increase penetration across geographies. Reliance Retail has a formidable retail network of 1200 distributors and 150,000 retail outlets that will support the evolving VoLTE & VoWiFi device ecosystem in the country.
On this occasion, Amit Gujral, Head Marketing LG Mobiles India said,
“With the launch of LG Spirit LTE and the LG G4 Stylus 4G we once again prove our commitment to bringing the best in class products and experiences to our customers. These new devices are a must have for all those who want to take advantage of the 4G network. With Reliance Retail as our partner, and given its extensive network across the country we are sure that existing LG loyalists and potential LG customers who want the best, will be able to own these futuristic gadgets in outlets near them.”
LG has already launched the LG Spirit and LG G4 Stylus in India. Now, the company will be launching the LG Spirit LTE and LG G4 Stylus 4G in association with Reliance Retail. The pricing of these VoLTE (Voice Over LTE) and VoWiFi (Voice Over Wi-Fi) devices has not been announced yet.