At Rs. 2,999, JioPhone 2 To Hit Market On Aug 15

The phone comes equipped with popular applications such as YouTube, WhatsApp and Facebook.


Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani unveiled an upgraded version of JioPhone that was launched last year. The new phone comes with a horizontal screen and a QWERTY keyboard and will be available in the market from August 15 at a price of Rs 2,999. Speaking at the company's 41st Annual General Meeting, Ambani unveiled JioPhone 2, claiming that there are more than 25 million JioPhone users in India and with the launch of 2 they are taking the functionalities to the next level.

Reliance also announced the commercial launch of a high-speed broadband services optical fibre network across 1,100 cities in India. The telco is likely to bundle offerings across broadband, internet-based set-top box for television and voice telephony. While JioFiber is meant to enhance users' experience by bringing connectivity directly to their home, JioPhone 2 is the advanced version of JioPhone, which was launched last year.

JioPhone 2 will have features such as 4GB ROM, 512MB RAM along with expandable storage up to 128 GB. JioPhone 2 will operate on KaiOS and will have display of 2.4QVGA. It will also have 2-megapixel rear camera and VGA front-facing camera, as per reports. JioPhone 2 supports dual SIM, LTE along with connectivity such as FM, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and Wi-Fi.

The best part is it has popular applications such as YouTube, WhatsApp and Facebook. These apps will operate on voice commands as well, which means that users can play video with their voice.

Existing JioPhone users can upgrade their phone to JioPhone 2 during Reliance Jio Monsoon offer, which is valid till July 21. The replacement of the old Jio phone with the latest one is only Rs 501.

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