Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Thursday at Reliance Industries’ 41st annual general meeting announced the launch of new JioPhone 2. JioPhone 2 is the new and advanced version of already available JioPhone in the market. The sale of JioPhone 2 will start from August 15 at a starting price of Rs 2,999.
“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.
In terms of features, the new JioPhone 2 will be laded with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of ROM. The smartphone supports SD card for expandable storage up to 128GB. JioPjhas 2.4QVGA display. JioPhone 2 has comes with 2-megapixel rear camera and VGA front-facing camera. It also supports dual-SIM, LTE, and VoLTE, 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.
The Jio phone, which was offered on payment of are fundable security deposit only, will provide Whatsapp, Facebook and Youtube commercially from August 15 this year, Mukesh Ambani said.
But if you are already an owner of the JioPhone, then you can upgrade to JioPhone 2 in just Rs 500. Mukesh Ambani during his address informed that old JioPhone users can exchange their phones in just Rs 501 under the special Reliance Jio Monsoon offer. The offer is valid till July 21.
Ambani targets 100 million Jio phone users in ‘shortest possible time’. Registration for fixed line broadband service will begin from August 15, Ambani said. JioPhone’s launch in September 2016 has made India the highest mobile data consuming nation.
Reliance, he said, has reached an inflection point with consumer business contributing as much as its energy and petrochemical.