Reliance Jio Launched Smart Feature Phone with QWERTY Keypad Support for Rs2,999


Yes, you heard right smart feature phone. Firstly, Mukesh Ambani(RIL, Chairman)handle the 41st Annual General Meeting in Mumbai. At there Reliance announces the bunch of products like GigaRouter, GigaTv set-up box, JioGigaFiber and next version of Jio Phone aka JioPhone 2. Jio Phone has become the most popular featured phone handset as with 25million users in the country, thrashing the opponents like Samsung, Nokia, Micromax and many others.

Jio Phone moves in its next generation and hence now become the smart feature phone as it comes loaded with now QWERTY keypad, Better RAM, and pre-loaded apps- Whatsapp, Youtube, Facebook and some more.

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Reliance Jio Phone 2: Price and Availability 

Jio Phone 2 will be available in the country from August 15th at the introductory price for just Rs.2,999-which is doubled the price from its first version. However, the RIL chairman Mr Mukesh Ambani also announced the ‘Monsoon Hungama Offer’ where Jio Phone users can exchange their existing Jio Phone with the new one for just Rs.501 only. The offer will begin from July 21st.

Anyhow, the company has also provided the other ways, who want to purchase Jio Phone 2 instantly.
1. Customers who want instantly can pay directly the entire cost of original Jio Phone Rs.1500 and can grab right now.
2. Those who have patience, they can wait till August 15, when it will be publicly available and can pay an entire sum amount of Rs.2,999 for Jio Phone 2.
3. Can use this Monsoon Hungama offer, as mentioned above. There you can exchange your old Jio Phone with new Jio Phone 2 for just rupees 501 only.

Apparently, to avail of any of the above-mentioned offers customers have to opt-in or subscribe to Jio plans separately.

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Reliance Jio Phone 2: Specification and Features

The Jio Phone 2 comes with several alter and refinement, the most major change is the QWERTY keypad which apparently seems like Old Blackberry Phones. Appurtenance, it carries the same four dedicated keys for navigation along the Voice command button at centre ‘from where to activate HELLO JIO assistant’.

Secondly, support for horizontal viewing of videos, the First version of Jio Phone only allows the vertical views for the videos. But new Jio Phone 2 gives you option as to view or play videos in full screen.

The Jio Phone 2 is packed by 2.4-inch QVGA display and resolution of 320×240 pixels. The handset comes with the 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage with the option of expanding storage up to 128GB via Sd Card. The Jio Phone 2 runs on KiasOS(sub-version of Google Android) and fueled by 2,00mAh battery.

In terms of optics, the handset it is packed with a 2-megapixel rear camera and 0.3-megapixel of front camera. It supports basic 24 national country’s languages and comes with social networking apps Whatsapp, Youtube, Facebook and other Jio Apps.

As far as connectivity options comprise Wifi, GPS and Bluetooth, but it also comes with an NFC chip, perhaps to promote mobile payments. It dual sim handset which supports VoLTE, as well as LTE Cat4 (150 Mbps download, 50 Mbps upload) on Band 2, 5 and 40. It also supports 2G on 900 and 1,800MHz frequencies.


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