It is not at all that feature phones have completely disappeared from the market in this boom of smartphones. However, many people in the country (especially the elderly and financially backward citizens) prefer to use key-pad models instead of the latest tech-packed screen touch handsets. And with time mobile brands also bring new feature phones in the market with some surprises. Just as itel is rumored to soon launch a new feature phone in the Indian market. According to a recent report by 91mobiles, the company known for making cheap phones is going to launch a phone called itel Super Guru, which will come with UPI 123Pay feature. Due to this feature, users of this phone can make UPI payments without internet and smartphone. Besides, the price of the upcoming Itel Super Guru is estimated to be less than Rs 2,500.
itel Super Guru Phone Specifications (Probable)
Apart from UPI 123Pay, the Itel Super Guru phone may come with basic features like camera, torch light, speaker and T9 keypad. In this case, the thickness of the phone will be 9.8 mm. It is also said that the company will provide a 1,900 mAh battery in this new Itel phone, which will have a Super Battery Mode feature.
The new itel Super Guru will compete with the Nokia 106 (2023).
Incidentally, Nokia, the famous maker of feature phones, has launched a phone named Nokia 106 (2023) in India last month, in which buyers can see the UPI 123Pay feature. It will have 1,450 mAh battery, inbuilt MP3 (MP3) player, microSD (microSD) card slot, torch light etc. features. Not only this, you can also play the old Snake game on this Nokia phone. Its price is Rs 2,199. So overall this phone of Itel can compete with Nokia 106.
What are UPI 123PAY features?
Keeping in mind the increasing reliance on online payment services, NPCI launched a specially designed instant payment service for feature phones, called UPI 123Pay, early last year. With the help of this feature users can make UPI payments completely safely without internet and smartphone. It will basically work based on IVR or Interactive Voice Response System.