New Delhi, Aug 15: In a good news for Jio users, JioPhone 2, the successor to the popular JioPhone launched last year, is set to go on sale on August 16. Unveiled at Reliance's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 28, the JioPhone 2 is a clear upgrade from the original JioPhone, be it the hardware or the design.
The "smart-feature" phone comes with a 2.4-inch display, a full QWERTY keypad with a 4-way navigation pad, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage that can be expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD card.
It also supports apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Google Maps and YouTube with an added accessibility advantage of having Google Assistant. It is backed by a 2,000mAh battery and provides VoLTE and VoWiFi connectivity along with Bluetooth, GPS and NFC. To click photos, it even features a 2MP rear camera and a VGA selfie camera. All of this at a price of Rs 2,999!
At its Annual General Meet (AGM) on June 28, Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio announced that JioPhone would support WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube and Google Maps, starting 15 August, i.e. today. The company has lived up to the promise, well somewhat. Starting today, JioPhone will support Facebook, YouTube and Google Maps but WhatsApp will start rolling out in the coming days.
This means you’ll be able to connect with your friends through Facebook, watch videos on YouTube and find your way on Maps starting today, but you'll miss out chatting on WhatsApp for at least a few days if you're a JioPhone user.