Reliance launches ‘JioPhone 2’ at Rs 2,999; to be available from August 15

New Delhi: Reliance on Thursday announced the launch of second iteration of its popular smart feature ‘JioPhone’.

The new variant, JioPhone 2, brings along functionalities like QWERTY keypad with a four-way navigation pad and other incremental specifications upgrade.

The smart feature phone is expected to hit the stores on August 15 and will be available for Rs 2,999 along with Jio’s schemes.

“We have more than 25 million JioPhone users in India. We are now taking the JioPhone 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.

Reliance JioPhone 2: Full specifications

  • Reliance JioPhone 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 2.4-inch display and 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 popular applications like Facebook, YouTube, and WhatsApp.