JioPhone 2 with QWERTY keyboard, Dual SIM support launched for Rs. 2999, available starting August 15

Reliance Jio at the annual AGM today introduced the JioPhone 2, the successor of  last year’s JioPhone. It has a new design that includes a full QWERTY hardware keyboard along with a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, and it also comes with Dual SIM support, unlike the first generation model that only comes with single SIM. It has cat.4 LTE support with download speeds of up to 150Mbps with support both LTE (Band 3,5,40) and 2G (900/1800).

It still runs KAI OS, and has the same cameras, battery capacity, RAM, storage and connectivity features as the first-gen JioPhone. The company is not stopping the sales of the JioPhone, and both the phones will be available for purchase even after the JioPhone 2 releases.

JioPhone 2 specifications

  • 2.4-inch (320 x 240 pixels) QVGA display
  • QWERTY hardware keyboard and 4-way nav bar
  • 512 MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, expandable memory with microSD
  • KAI OS
  • Dual SIM
  • 2MP rear camera
  • 0.3MP (VGA) front camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack,FM
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, NFC, USB 2.0
  • 2000mAh battery

The JioPhone 2 will be available at an introductory price of Rs. 2999 and will be available starting from August 15th. It is not clear if this uses the same Snapdragon / Spreadtrum processor, which we should know closer to the sale date.

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