Reliance JioPhone 2, the second smart feature phone from Mukesh Ambani-led telecom player, went on its first flash sale today at 12:00PM. As one would expect, the device went out of stock quickly due to popular demand and the company has announced that the feature phone will go on its second flash sale at 12:00PM on August 30.
The new smart feature phone from Reliance Jio is a major upgrade over its predecessor. The device will be available for purchase from jio.com during its second flash sale. Reliance JioPhone 2 comes with a bigger display, and features QWERTY keyboard that would help users type faster. It is much different from original JioPhone with its candy bar form factor and standard alphanumeric keys.
Reliance Jio had initially said the feature phone will go on sale starting August 15 but changed its plans to offer the device via flash sale. It is identical to sales strategy adopted with first JioPhone, which was sold via flash sale and the smartphone got such a big response that the company had to abandon flash sale for few months. With the JioPhone 2, Reliance Jio seems to be matching the demands with right supply.
Reliance JioPhone 2 specifications and price
Reliance JioPhone 2 features a 2.4-inch QVGA display and is accompanied by a full QWERTY keyboard. The smart feature phone matches the original variant in terms of internals, but comes with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. It also supports expandable storage up to 128GB via microSD card slot.
The Reliance JioPhone 2 sports a 2-megapixel rear camera, and a 0.3-megapixel camera at the front for selfies and video calling. The JioPhone 2 runs KaiOS, an operating system that brings smartphone like applications to the feature phone. The JioPhone and JioPhone 2 support Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, Google Maps, and Google Assistant.
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The JioPhone 2 supports 4G VoLTE, making it one of the few feature phone in the market to support 4G connectivity. The feature phone is backed by a 2,000mAh battery, and supports connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Voice over WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth. Reliance Jio has priced the JioPhone 2 at Rs 2,999, and existing feature phone users can exchange their mobile phone for discounts.