Reliance Jio on Thursday launched Jio Phone 2, a high-end variant of the popular smart feature phone. The newer variant comes with a QWERTY keypad along with a four-way navigation pad along with incremental specifications upgrade. The smart feature phone will be available from August 15 for Rs 2,999 along with Jio’s schemes.
Jio also confirmed that Jio Phone 2 will also be sold alongside the original JioPhone in India. The Jio Phone 2 comes with 2.4-inch QVGA display which is same as the JioPhone, but with 9:16 aspect ratio. Beneath the display is 4-row of QWERTY keyboard and 4-key navigation button. Unlike the original JioPhone, the new Jio Phone 2 supports dual SIM. It comes with a 2MP rear camera and a VGA front camera. It runs on KAI OS and packs 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.
The device also supports VoLTE and VoWiFi, which makes the device future proof. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, FM Radio, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. The Jio Phone 2 also has a MicroSD card slot for expanding the storage up to 128GB. It is backed by a 2,000mAh battery that should give more than a day-long usage. It also comes with built-in Google Assistant for using voice commands in English and Hindi.
“We have more than 25 million JioPhone users in India. We are now taking the Jio Phone to the next level, with added capabilities and functionalities,” said RIL’s Chairman & Managing Director Mukesh D Ambani at the company’s annual general meeting in Mumbai.
“Since I last spoke, we have doubled our [Jio] customer base to over 215 million now. 215 million customers within 22 months of start is a record that no technology company has been able to achieve anywhere in the world,” he added.
jio Phone 2 Full specifications
Reliance Jio Phone 2 runs on KaiOS, the same operating system that powers the original JioPhone. The smart feature phone comes with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of ROM. The smartphone supports SD card for expandable storage up to 128GB.
It has a 2.4QVGA display. Jio Phone 2 has comes with a 2-megapixel rear camera and VGA front-facing camera. The smart feature phone supports dual-SIM, LTE, VoLTE, and VoWi-Fi. In terms of connectivity, the phone supports FM, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, and NFC. The smart feature phone also supports Facebook, YouTube, and WhatsApp applications.
|Release date||July 2018|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||2000|
|Screen size (inches)||2.40|
|Expandable storage type||SD card|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||128|
|Operating System||KAI OS|