Reliance JioPhone 2: Launch date, price, full specifications, and more

    Reliance Jio will start selling JioPhone 2 from August 16. Here’s everything you need to know about Reliance Jio’s new smart feature phone.
    By KUL BHUSHAN
    | Updated on Aug 16 2018, 11:47 AM IST
    Reliance JioPhone 2 goes on sale on August 16
    Reliance JioPhone 2 goes on sale on August 16 (Reliance Jio)
    Reliance JioPhone 2 goes on sale on August 16
    Reliance JioPhone 2 goes on sale on August 16 (Reliance Jio)

    Even though India's smartphone user base is growing, the entry-level segment (under 5,000) was largely been ignored. This changed with Reliance Jio introducing a feature phone with smart features like LTE and internet connectivity last year. The JioPhone was a success with 25 million units sold in the country since launch. Now, Reliance Jio is looking to replicate the same with its new JioPhone 2.

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    "We have more than 25 million JioPhone users in India. We are now taking the JioPhone to the next level, with added capabilities and functionalities," said Mukesh Ambani at the company's annual general meeting last month. Reliance Jio says it is set to hit 100 million user base on JioPhone devices in the "shortest possible time."

    Unlike the original JioPhone, all new JioPhone 2 is more expensive but comes with a different design language. Doing away with the T9 keypad, JioPhone 2 looks very similar to BlackBerry with its QWERTY keypad and four-way navigation pad. There are minor specifications upgrade and supports popular applications like WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube.

    Reliance JioPhone 2: Full specifications
    Running on KaiOS, Reliance JioPhone 2 comes with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of ROM. It also supports microSD slot for expandable storage up to 128GB. The company has not yet disclosed which processor it uses.

    The JioPhone 2 screen now supports landscape mode, which is more suitable for watching videos. Along with a 2.4-inch QVGA display, the JioPhone 2 sports a 2-megapixel rear camera and VGA front-facing camera. Connectivity options include dual-SIM, LTE, VoLTE, and VoWi-Fi. Reliance JioPhone 2 also supports FM, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, and NFC. Reliance JioPhone 2 is powered by a 2,000mAh battery.

    Key specifications of Reliance JioPhone 2
    Key specifications of Reliance JioPhone 2 (Reliance Jio)
    Key specifications of Reliance JioPhone 2
    Key specifications of Reliance JioPhone 2 (Reliance Jio)

    Reliance JioPhone 2: Price, availability
    As said earlier, Reliance JioPhone 2 costs more than the original JioPhone. The phone will be available for 2,999. The phone will be available through flash sales via Jio.com starting August 16 12PM IST.  

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