Reliance has already spread its wings wider in the telecom market with introducing Jio mobile network. Quite evidently, it has given an incomparable competition to its counterparts that it made them run for their money.
Reliance Jio has finally released the full specifications of Jio Phone on its website on the first day of pre-bookings. Aimed at 2G feature phone users who are yet to join the company’s network, the handset is “essentially free,” though you will have to make a refundable security deposit of Rs. 1,500.
The specification sheet confirms several key Jio Phone features that consumers were curious about, such as expandable storage support, processor, and whether it has hotspot function or not.
The specifications are as under:
The single Nano-SIM JioPhone sports a 2.4-inch QWVGA (240×320 pixels) display, and is powered by the 1.2GHz Spreadtrum SPRD 9820A/QC8905 dual-core processor with Mali-400 GPU and 512MB of RAM.
It offers 4GB of internal storage, which is further expandable using a microSD card (up to 128GB).
The phone enjoys a 2-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera. The JioPhone packs in a 2000mAh battery that is rated to offer 12 hours of talk time and 15 days of standby time. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi, NFC, FM Radio, GPS, and USB 2.0 support.
Jio Phone comes with voice-enabled search with Jio Assistant that allows you to open apps, search on Google, and even compose an SMS.
It works in English as well as Hindi, both catering to a large audience. The JioPhone also allows you to connect the phone to the TV for projection using the Jio Media Cable.
As mentioned, it comes with 22 Indian language support including Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
As of now, the Jio Phone is only available in Black, and once the user unboxes it, the box contents include handset, removable battery, charger adaptor, quick service guide, warranty card, and SIM card.
The first Jio-branded phone will come preloaded with apps such as JioCinema, JioMusic, JioTV, and JioXpressNews, along with popular instant messaging and social networking apps.
The JioPhone bookings will start at 5:30pm on August 24 via the MyJio app, official website, and authorised Reliance Jio offline retailers.
With so much to offer, the competition among the telecom companies in the market is becoming a fight of survival of the fittest or which company can woo its customers better. Only time will tell.