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Reliance launches next generation JioPhone 2 at Rs 2,999 With A Bigger Screen, Qwerty Keyboard

Reliance launches next generation JioPhone 2 at Rs 2,999 With A Bigger Screen, Qwerty Keyboard

The phone will be released on August 15 at a price of Rs 2,999 preceded by a ‘Monsoon Hungama’ where customers will be able to exchange their old JioPhones.



Amid a number of announcements at the 41st Annual General Meeting of Reliance Industries, Akash Ambani and Isha Ambani, Board of Directors of Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Retail announced the second, much-advanced edition of the JioPhone – the JioPhone 2.

The phone, priced Rs 2,999, is slated to be released on August 15 and will contain ‘advanced features’ compared to its predecessor, the JioPhone.

 

Mukesh Ambani also unveiled the JioPhone Monsoon Hungama offer which will start from July 21. Under this, existing customers can replace their old JioPhones to get a new JioPhone (launched in 2017) for just Rs 501.

The specs on the JioPhone 2 still place it as a slightly advanced feature phone.

JioPhone would now come equipped with YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp. The apps will work with voice commands as well which means users can use their voice to play videos. These features will be available to all JioPhone users from August 15 this year.

JioPhone 2 features:

Operating system: KaiOS, same as JioPhone.
512MB of RAM and 4GB of ROM
SD card for expandable storage up to 128GB.
Display of 2.4QVGA
2-megapixel rear camera and VGA front-facing camera
Backs dual-SIM, LTE, VoLTE, and VoWi-Fi
Phone supports FM, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, and NFC.
Now supports Facebook, YouTube, and WhatsApp applications
Available under monsoon offer. You can replace their older JioPhone for a new JioPhone 2 for Rs 500.

 

The company also announced JioPhone 2, a high-end model of JioPhone. It is powered by horizontal screen viewing experience and a full keypad.

 

Last year, Reliance Jio came out with its disruptive ploy—a 4G feature phone, JioPhone. Jio’s second wave of disruption after freebies and cheap data targeted the predominantly rural feature phone users who wish to switch to a smartphone but find it expensive. JioPhone, which came at an effective price of Rs 0, rattled the existing players who were likely to lose a big chunk of their low-end voice customers. It was seen to be hitting low-end handset makers as well. However, lack of Facebook, Whatsapp and Youtube apps on JioPhone was seen as a big handicap and a negative factor.

 

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