Intelligent feature machine shipments have tripled since 2017, reaching around 75 million units
The feature machine Jio phone was promoted by Reliance Jio, a telecommunications company backed by India's richest man Mukesh Ambani. Reliance Jio has sold more than 60 million Jio phones in India.
According to Counterpoint, the sales of feature machines will reach 370 million units in the next three years, which is a $28 billion opportunity for hardware, software and service companies. At present, many technology companies such as Google, Twitter and Facebook have begun to develop functional machine applications.