JioPhone 2 was announced on Thursday at the latest Reliance Industries’ Limited Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai. Mukesh Ambani made announcements which will change the telecom sector. From Jio fixed broadband services (Jio GigaFiber) to the 2G Jio Phone 2, the RIL AGM was loaded with surprises and all new features. The QWERTY phone will be available for Rs 2,999 from August 15
10 things to know about JioPhone 2
Recently, Reliance Jio has crossed 200 million subscribers. In the recent 41st AGM, the company announced its future plans! Here are top 10 things you need to know.
1. JioPhone 2
The smartphone is also a KaiOS-based feature. It comes with 4G VoLTE-enabled but with a wide screen and full QWERTY keyboard. JioPhone 2 sports a 2.4 QVGA screen, dual-SIM slots and 4-way navigation key with a dedicated key for voice commands. The phone boasts 512MB of RAM + 4GB of internal space. You can expand up to 128GB using microSD card. The device packs a 2,000 mAh battery. The connectivity options include in-build FM, GPS and Wi-Fi, and NFC. The smartphone will also have access to social media apps such as Facebook. You can also access instant messaging service WhatsApp.
2. Ji GigaFibre
Mukesh Ambani on Thursday announced Jio’s fixed-line, which would be launched in 1,100 cities. Jio GigaFibre services are expected to offer internet speed of up to 1GB per second. The launch date is not specified, but interested users can register for Jio GigaFibre services on Jio web portal from August 15.
3. Jio GigaTV
Jio’s digital TV content services is a part of GigaFibre internet services. The set-top-box would offer internet-based digital content services. It is also expected to support a video calling feature from their televisions. It will be interesting to see how the feature would work on TV as the televisions currently do not support a camera.
4. JioPhone and JioPhone 2 side by side
The first generation Jio Phone and second generation Jio Phone 2 will be available side by side in the market. You can choose according to your requirements.
You can avail offers on your new JioPhone 2. As a part of the Monsoon Hungama offer, the smartphone will offer an effective cost of Rs 501 only.
6. Premium Jio Apps
JioPhone 2 will come with pre-bundled premium Jio apps like JioCinema, JioMusic, and JioTV. Apart from entertainment, Jio Phone 2 will also come with apps like JioMessaging, JioMoney, JioExpress, and JioVideocall. The smart feature phone will have a dedicated app store called JioStore.
7. Dual SIM
The phone will come with dual-SIM support. While Jio Phone cannot be used with any other SIM, JioPhone 2 will also have a similar setup.
8. Support 22 languages
The device will come with support for 22 different Indian languages. This will make it easy for rural users and buyers to use the phone easily.
Jio Phone 2 will sport a 2,000mAh battery. The Reliance Jio smartphone features support up to 14 hours of talk time. The battery can last easily for over a day.
10. Panic Button
The device will come with a panic button on the QWERTY keyboard. When you press the panic button, it will send messages to the concerned person.
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