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JioPhone 2 set to go on sale today at 12PM: Price, specifications and features

The 4G VoLTE device carries a price tag of Rs 2,999, while the original JioPhone cost Rs 1,499.

  • Published: March 14, 2019 9:52 AM IST
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Reliance is expected to announce a cheaper 5G phone at the AGM tomorrow. Jio 5G phone will be a result of the partnership between Jio and Google, announced at the last year's AGM. Recently, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a media interview that the tech giant is working closely with Jio to build an affordable 5G Android phone. The specs and price are yet to be announced yet. Reports suggest that the Jio 5G phone will be priced under Rs 5,000 and in that case this phone can turn out to be a game changer.



Reliance launched its second-generation smart feature phone back in July 2018. The JioPhone 2 will be available for purchase today via a flash sale in India. It is set to go on sale at 12:00 PM via the company’s online store. This is not the first time that the device will go on sale. It has been made available via flash sale multiple times since its launch. The 4G VoLTE device carries a price tag of Rs 2,999, while the original JioPhone cost Rs 1,499. Also Read - Reliance Jio Outage: Jio calling and SMS services not working for several users

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The JioPhone 2, which is a successor to the JioPhone, offers horizontal viewing experience. The 4G feature phone features a full QWERTY keyboard design, unlike the original JioPhone. The company earlier explained it changed the design of the phone and added QWERTY keyboard because the standard number pad was not good enough for powerful typing experience. Also Read - Qualcomm doubles down on 5G with Jio to connect 100 million Indian homes

As for the specifications, the Reliance JioPhone 2 is equipped with a 2.4-inch QVGA display. As mentioned above, the handset also supports full QWERTY keyboard for a better ergonomic typing experience. It ships with KaiOS, which is a smart operating system specially meant for feature phones. Moreover, the feature phone comes with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.

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The company is also giving an option to expand the storage by up to 128GB using a microSD card slot. On the photography front, Reliance has fused a 2-megapixel camera at the back and a 0.3-megapixel selfie shooter on the front. The JioPone 2 is backed by a 2,000mAh battery. Additionally, the device also offers support for social media apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp. It also supports YouTube, Google Maps and Google’s virtual assistant. In terms of connectivity. It has Wi-Fi, Voice over Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth.

  • Published Date: March 14, 2019 9:52 AM IST
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