If you haven’t heard as of yet and you reside in India, the Jio Phone is a free phone provided by telecom giant, Reliance Jio and is a dream project of Mukesh Ambani. By providing free phones in India to the masses, India’s mobile scene is sure to expand greatly.
Ambani has come to realize the market potential of the two-third of unconnected India. It’s latest offering of a 4G-capable feature phone, JioPhone, which would be given only for a security deposit of Rs 1,500 refundable after three years, makes his strategy clear: to capture India’s vast underserved mobile phone market.
Consumers can order it online from August 24th, 2017 and the company will start deliveries of this smartphone in September 2017.
Jio Phone mobile was launched in July 2017. The phone comes with a 2.40-inch display with a resolution of 240 pixels by 320 pixels.
The Jio Phone is a single SIM (GSM). Connectivity options include Bluetooth, NFC, Headphones, FM, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India).
Customers need to deposit 1500 Rupees (24 USD) which is 100% refundable. Some of the key features of this smartphone are that this smartphone will be able to connect to TV and you can access DTH channels and other channels with this Jio smartphone.
- RAM 512 MB
- Internal Memory 4GB
- External memory Up to 64 GB
- Read Camera 2 Mega pixel
- Screen size 2.4 Inch
- Battery 2000 mAh
- Charger 5V, 7000 Mah
- Operating System KAL 2.0
- Flashlight: YES
- Headphone Jack: YES
- Resolution 240*320 Pixel QVGA
- QWERTY Keyboard
- Speaker: YES
- FM Radio: YES
- Jio TV app: YES
Reliance Jio Infocomm is an Indian telecom operator that’s a subsidiary of Reliance Industries and launched its services in September 2016. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries headquartered in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra that provides wireless 4G LTE service network (without 2G/3G based services) and is the only ‘VoLTE-only’ (Voice over LTE) operator in the country which lacks legacy network support of 2G and 3G, with coverage across all 22 telecom circles in India.