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Jio Phone 2 goes on sale for ₹2,999 from August 15; Here’s how to book

The Jio Phone 2

Reliance Industries announced the launch of Jio Phone 2 at the 41st RIL Annual General Meeting, Mumbai in July. The Successor of the best-selling Jio Phone 1 will cost ₹2999. It will be going on to sale for the first time from August 15 alongside with the beginning of Jio GigaFiber registrations in the country. The phone will be available via MyJio app and The Phone will face competition against feature phones like the Nokia 1.

Jio Phone 2: Features and Specifications

The JioPhone 2 has a 2.40-inch display with a 240 X 320 pixels resolution. A Spreadtrum 9820 dual-core SoC, clocked at up to 1.2 GHz powers the phone. It runs on 512MB of RAM and has 4GB of internal storage. Furthermore, the storage can expand up to 128GB via a microSD card. Coming to software, new Jio Phone 2 ships with the KaiOS and supports popular apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube and users will able to download these apps from the KaiOS store.

The Jio Phone 2 likewise its predecessor comes with a 2 MP rear camera and 0.3 MP front camera. In connectivity options, it has Wi-Fi, Global Positioning System (GPS), Bluetooth, Near-field communication (NFC) and frequency modulation (FM). A 2000mAh battery backs the phone.

In contrast to its predecessor, the Reliance Jio’s next 4G feature phone has a completely new design. The biggest highlights of the Jio Phone 2 is the Blackberry Curve-like QWERTY keypad which also features a 4-way navigation key.

Jio Phone 2: Pricing, Availability and Offers

As mentioned earlier, the Reliance Jio Phone 2 will go on sale from August 15 at ₹2999. It will be available on MyJio app and

As part of the ‘Monsoon Hungama Offer’ Under the offer, you can get the Jio Phone 2 for ₹501. However, you’ll need to exchange your old feature phone of any brand along with a security deposit of ₹501 for a brand new Jio Phone. The security deposit of ₹501 is 100% refundable and you will certainly receive this amount at the end of three years.

Most importantly, the old phone you are exchanging must be in working condition and is returned with its charger. you need to hand over the old phone to the retailer at the time of the purchase of the new Jio Phone.

Jio Phone 2: How to buy the Handset?

How to buy Jio Phone 2 on August 15: Step-by-step guide

  • Visit Reliance Jio’s official website
  • Once the Jio Phone 2 registrations are open, click on the ‘Get Now’ option.
  • Enter the details such as contact number, address etc.
  • Fill in the shipping address and other details.
  • Pay the full amount of ₹2,999 through debit/credit card or Net banking.
Release date July 2018
Form factor QWERTY
Battery capacity (mAh) 2000
Screen size (inches) 2.40
Touchscreen No
Resolution 240×320 pixels
Internal storage 4GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type SD card
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128
Processor Spreadtrum 9820 dual-core SoC
Rear camera 2 MP
Front camera 0.3 MP
Operating System KAI OS

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Manan Dharamshi

Bachelors in Journalism, Psychology and English from Christ University. Interested in covering Sports, Technology, Automobiles and Entertainment.

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