Reliance Jio launched the second generation of its JioPhone; the JioPhone 2 on August 15, Independence Day and the phone witnessed massive sales even though the company decided to stick to the online sales model this year, unlike it was the case with the first JioPhone. The Mukesh Ambani led telco touted that the phone would come with a lot more additions compared to its predecessor when it announced the device in its 41st Annual General Meeting. With the JioPhone 2 already out now and the shipments for the devices on the way, there seems to be a lot of interest in the potential buyers for the JioPhone. For those of you who want to know what the new JioPhone 2 offers, wait no more and read further to check the top 5 highlights of this new feature phone from Reliance Jio.
KaiOS Store Loaded With Modern App
The JioPhone 2 comes with KaiOS as its primary software driver, this stack specially made for feature phones also allows the device to run applications like Facebook, Maps, WhatsApp and YouTube. Keeping in mind that the cheapest Android Go devices are starting at the price of Rs 5,000 and the Reliance Jio JioPhone 2 only retails at the cost of Rs 2,999 makes up for a very attractive buy. At this cost, buyers have access to all the prominent social media apps which they might want.
Supports Both VoLTE and ViLTE
Video calling is one such feature which the people would expect to remain limited only to smartphones, desktops or laptops. However, by equipping the JioPhone 2 with KaiOS, Reliance Jio has also changed this. Now users of JioPhone 2 will be able to video calls on their devices thanks to VoLTE. Additionally, they will have access to making VoIP calls on the JioPhone 2 thus extending functionalities which one would otherwise find only in smartphones.
Voice Assistant to Answer Your Queries
The first generation of the JioPhone was the first of its kind feature phone to offer voice assistant support. The JioPhone 2, to the delight of its users, follows on the same step. The JioPhone 2 allows the users to make full use of voice assistant via the Hello Jio feature in the My Jio app in English or Hindi. Although the Voice Assistant which comes enabled with the JioPhone 2 is a stripped-down version of the actual product, it is still able to conduct simple operations like asking for cricket scores, weather, playing music, etc.
Jio Content Library
It is no surprise that the JioPhone 2 comes with a lot of content packed inside it. Users get access to Jio’s host of apps which include JioTV, JioMusic and much more. Buyers will be eligible to use these applications and the content on it without any extra costs, and they will avail unlimited music, cinema and TV content online for the users.
JioPhone 2 Pricing
Pricing its product shallow has become Reliance Jio’s speciality, and JioPhone 2 is no exception to this trend. The main aim behind the launch of JioPhone has been to extend mass scale 4G coverage to the people of India, and it could only have been possible with the incredibly affordable pricing like that of the JioPhone. With dual-SIM, VoLTE, latest apps support and much more, the JioPhone 2 only comes with a price tag of Rs 2,999. Also, the new JioPhone 2 comes with a changed design which resembles the QWERTY keypad design of BlackBerry phones and horizontally oriented screen.
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