Today during AGM (Annual General Meeting) Event of the company, Mukesh Ambani has launched their much awaited Jio 4G phone. He calls it as “India Ka Smartphone” (India’s Intelligent Smartphone). The Jio service was launchd in September, 2016 but to use the Jio services, a smartphone with 4G capability is required. Basic phones do not have 4G feature. Hence keeping this in mind, the Jio 4G Volte feature phone was launched by Reliance.
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Specifications of Jio 4G Phone :
The Jio Phone comes with 4G Volte functionality. It has a 2.4 inch QVGA display with 512MB RAM and 4GB Internal storage. The phone will also have FM Radio, torch light and a SD Card slot. The phone comes with a alpha numeric keypad, and supports almost 22 Indian languages. It also has voice commands feature. The phone will come pre-loaded with apps like Jio Music, Jio Cinema and Jio TV.
Price of Jio 4G Phone :
Mukesh Ambani has announced that the effective price of the phone will be Rs. 0. That means users can get the phone for Rs. 1500 and get a full refund after 3 years. Users have the option to return the phone after using 36 months and get their money back. The phone will be available from August 15th for testing in beta and will be made available for pre-booking from August 23rd. The users who pre books the phone will be able to buy it in September.
Data Plans for Jio Phone :
The phone will come with different data packs. Users can pay Rs. 153 per month to enjoy unlimited voice, data and sms, along with Jio apps. Or they can also pay Rs. 309 to enjoy the Rs. 153 plan benefits plus support for mirroring your phone screen on TV via a cable that can be plugged into your old CRT TVs also. Aside from these two plans, company also has two sachet packs, Rs 24 for two days and Rs. 54 for one week.
The company said that it will be soon adding NFC support to the phone, where users will be able to link their debit/credit cards, bank accounts for tap and pay solution. Jio also said that it will manufacture around 5 millions phone every week and all the phones will be made in India.
For a smartphone with these features it will cost you around Rs. 3000 to Rs. 4000 but Jio says that you will get this at an affordable price which is refundable after 3 years. Please let us know in comments what you feel about the new Jio 4G phone from Reliance.