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Reliance Jio Announced India’s First 4G Android Feature JioPhone

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Today on 21st July 2017, Mukesh Ambani has finally brought the most rumoured Jiophone into light at Reliance’s 40th annual general meeting (AGM) in Mumbai. The handset has been introduced as “India ka Smartphone” with lucrative price of Rs 0.

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Though, buyers have to pay refundable deposit of Rs 1500, which will be refunded after 3 years.

With the launch of this 4g android feature phone handset, Reliance Jio has tried to avail the 4g internet facility to those 50 crore feature phone users who are not able to join Jio 4G bandwagon due to costly smartphones available in the market.

The company will launch the JioPhone with 4G VoLTE support and users will get access to apps like JioCinema, JioTV, and JioMusic.

JioPhone Release Date for Pre-Booking

Users don’t have to wait for a long time, as JioPhone will be available from next month of August 15 – for testing.

From August 24, users can start pre-booking of Reliance Jiophone from the MyJio app and Jio offline stores.

Users who pre-book will be able to buy phone from September on a first come first serve basis.

JioPhone Plans

First Plan – Users will get free voice and SMS, and unlimited data (high-speed data FUP is 500MB per day), along with Jio apps if they commit to pay Rs. 153 per month.

Second Plan – If users will choose to pay Rs 309 per month then they will get all above mentioned benefits together with access to mirroring their mobile screen on a TV. Yes with this package you can connect your Jio feature phone with your TV using a cable. It can even be plugged into CRT TVs.

Third Plan – Company has also two small sachet packs at Rs. 24 for two days, or Rs. 54 per week. It is for those users who cannot afford above two plans.

4G JioPhone Features and Specifications

The JioPhone supports voice commands along with standard feature phone functionalities. Isha Ambani has said that the design looks familiar which ensure the ease of use. Below are the specifications of JioPhone;

  • Alphanumeric Keypad
  • 4-Way Navigation
  • Compact Design
  • 4” QVGA Display
  • Battery & Charger
  • SD Card Slot
  • Microphone & Speaker
  • Headphone Jack
  • Call History
  • Phone Contact
  • Ringtones
  • Torchlight
  • FM Radio

This is a great phone for those who usually make payments from their smartphones.

Yes, the JioPhone will be available soon with several payment systems support like NFC, UPI, debit card and credit card payments.

The company has confirmed that the handset will have 2.4-inch display, panic button, expandable storage, and FM radio. Some other key features have leaked before the launch which include; dual SIM functionality, 2-megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera, FM radio, and Bluetooth connectivity. It is also believed that the JioPhone will come with a 4GB of internal storage, and 512MB of RAM.

Mukesh Ambani has Said;

“Data is the oxygen of digital life, and no Indian should suffer because of unaffordability,”

“Sadly the vast majority of mobile users are starved of data. This unfairness must end, and Jio is committing to ending it today.”

To accomplish this, company will work on three pillars – connectivity, data affordability, and device affordability.

In brief, Reliance Jio brings a great opportunity to have smartphone with an “effective price” of Rs. 0”. Stay tune with us for more news and updates on Reliance 4G feature Phone.

Hardip Koradia

Written by Hardip Koradia

Hardip Koradia is a pro tech blogger with years of experience in writing resourceful articles on different tech topics like mobile apps, PCs, gadgets, software, how to guides, etc. His passion for technology inspired him to start Techbylws, a growing tech blog.