It’s not the first time that Reliance Jio is giving surprises to both consumers and competitors. Back in the year 2016, we have seen the jaw-dropping 4G deals, and after that Jio Phone and what not. Jio Phone was launched in July 2017, which is a single SIM (GSM) mobile that also accepts a Nano-SIM and in connectivity, it includes Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Headphones, FM and 4G ( support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). And it is really a budget phone to support the 4G connectivity and other smart features at the price of Rs 1,299. And now Ambani’s Reliance is here again with the 2nd generation of the Jio budget 4G phone, that is the Reliance Jio Phone 2.
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman – Reliance Industries Limited, launched the new Jio Phone 2 at AGM along with the Jio GigaFiber and Jio GigaTV. The new Jio Phone 2 comes with a lot of new features and improvements compared to the previous Jio Phone, and not only this, we get to know that the Jio Phone 2 will get the support of two new famous apps, YouTube and Whatsapp. Whereas the apps like Facebook and Google Assitant already supports Jio Phone, and surely to support the new Jio Phone 2 too.
Jio Phone 2 Design
By the images shown below, you will get the idea of the design of the new Jio Phone 2, where, Jio Phone has a design of simple bar phone, Jio Phone 2 comes with a bigger a 2.4-inch QVGA display and a QWERTY keypad which also has a four-way navigation key and a dedicated button for voice command as we have seen in the Jio Phone and looks like the design which is famous in the BlackBerry devices.
Jio Phone 2 Specifications
Talking about the specifications, new features and improvements in the new Jio Phone 2. First of all, talking about the cameras, there is a 2MP rear camera and a VGA front camera sensor. And it supports dual-Nano SIM slots and runs on the same KAI OS, and has a 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The internal storage can be expanded up to 128GB with the help of an SD card. Talking about the connectivity it includes VoLTE, VoWiFi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth, and FM radio. Jio Phone 2 supports LTE Cat4 DL: 150Mbps/UL: 50Mbps, and LTE Band 2,5,40, 2G Band 900/1800. The new Jio Phone 2 is powered by a battery of 2000mAh capacity.
Jio Phone 2 price in India
The new Jio Phone 2 will be sold along with the Jio Phone, so, the user will have two variants to choose from, the device will be available in the Indian market from 15th of August, and the new Jio Phone is priced at Rs. 2,999. Mukesh Ambani also announced the Jio Phone Monsoon Hungama offer with which the users will be able to exchange their current device for the Jio Phone 2 for just for Rs. 501. The new offer starts on the 21st of July.