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JioPhone 2 With WhatsApp & YouTube Support Announced in India

By The Mobile 360 on July 5, 2018
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Reliance Jio, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries has today launched JioPhone 2 at the company’s 41st annual general meeting (AGM) held in Mumbai. the device is successor to the company’s last year offering JioPhone which was announced last year on July 21, 2017. the highlight feature of the all new JioPhone 2 is it features a a QWERTY keyboard unlike its predecessor which was sporting alphanumeric keypad.

Addressing the shareholders, at the RIL AGM, Mr. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries, said, “We have reduced the effective entry cost of the Jio Phone from Rs. 1,500 to as low as Rs. 501. Our purpose is to accelerate the digital revolution in India with the extreme affordability of a Jio Phone, so that each and every Indian can access the Internet and enjoy the digital life. With the added functionalities, our wider network reach across India and strong retail presence across India, the goal that I have now set for our Jio team is to enable 100 million users on this Jio Phone platform in the shortest possible time.”

JioPhone 2 Specifications

The JioPhone 2 bears a 2.4-inch QVGA display with a QWERTY keypad, Four way navigation key and a dedicated button for voice command. it is packed with 512MB RAM and comes with 4GB of internal storage which is expandable upto 128GB via MicroSD card. the device runs on KAIOS and is backed by an 2,000 mAh battery capacity. unlike, its predecessor the device comes with Dual-SIM support.

In the camera department, the device sports a 2-Megapixel rear camera, and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing VGA camera for video calling.

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Connectivity option includes 4G VoLTE, VoWiFi, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, NFC, USB 2.0, FM Radio, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The company also announced that it will support popular apps such as WhatsApp and YouTube starting from August 15 and will be available for both the new and old JioPhone.

JioPhone 2 Price & Availability

the JioPhone 2 is available at an introductory price of Rs. 2999 and will be available starting from August 15. unlike, its predecessor which was available after pre-booking and weeks of waiting game. the company also announced Jio Phone Monsoon Hungama offer which will start from July 21st and will allow existing feature phone users to exchange their device in return of JioPhone for just Rs. 501.

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