Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Thursday announced the launch of JioPhone 2. The new JioPhone 2 will hit the markets by August 15 this year and will be available at a price of Rs. 2999.
“We are now taking the JioPhone to the next level, with added capabilities and functionalities. Reliance is bringing WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube to the Jio Phone. We will now extend fiber connectivity to homes, merchants, small and medium enterprises and large enterprises simultaneously across 1,100 cities to offer the most advanced fiber-based broadband connectivity solutions,” daughter of Mukesh, Isha Ambani said while addressing the shareholders at the Reliance Industries’ 41st Annual General Meeting.
Meanwhile, Mukesh launched JioPhone Monsoon Hungama Offer where Jio users can exchange existing Jio Phone for a brand new feature phone for Rs 501.
Looking into the specifications, the phone comes with a 2.40-inch display with a resolution of 240 pixels by 320 pixels and it comes with 512MB of RAM. The phone packs 4GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a SD card.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the JioPhone 2 packs a 2-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 0.3-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The JioPhone 2 runs KAI OS (Linux-based mobile operating system) and is powered by a 2000mAh. Also, the connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Global Positioning System (GPS), Bluetooth, Near-field communication (NFC) and frequency modulation (FM).
Earlier in the day, Mukesh Ambani also announced the launch of fixed-line broadband services Jio GigaFiber.
“We will extend fiber connectivity to homes, merchants, small and medium enterprises and large enterprises simultaneously across 1,100 cities to offer the most advanced fiber-based broadband connectivity solutions,” said Mukesh Ambani.
Speaking at the Reliance Industries’ 41st Annual General Meeting, Mukesh Ambani highlighted that Jio’s subscribers grew from 124 million at the end of last year to 210 million at the end of FY18.