Newbie telecom operator Reliance Jio has once again disrupted the Indian telecom market by launching its 4G-enabled LTE feature phone– Jio Phone. The phone was launched by Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani at the company’s 40th Annual Annual General Meeting (AGM) that was held in Mumbai on Friday.
“Entry-level smartphones cost between Rs 3,000-4,500. I had challenged young engineers at Jio to find a solution to this cost. And now let me introduce India ka Smartphone– Jio Phone,” Ambani said while unveiling the device.
To give you a quick recap of the specifications, Jio Phone features a 2.4-inch QVGA display and comes with an SD card slot, headphone jack and a rear camera. The phone comes with a bunch of preloaded apps like Jio Music, Jio TV and Mann Ki Baat. Interestingly, Jio Phone supports 22 Indian languages. You can also use voice commands to use your Jio Phone. The good part about the phone is that you can use any of the 22 regional languages to operate your Jio Phone.
The phone will be available for beta testing from August 15, 2017, and interested buyers can pre-order the device from August 24, 2017. Furthermore, the phone will be available on the first-cum-first-serve basis from September this year and the company will start manufacturing the phone in India from the final quarter of 2017.
Meanwhile here’s what Twitterati have to say about the Jio Phone:
#RILAGM2017 : Jio phone will be available at 0 Rs with free lifetime calls.
— Prayag Sonar (@prayag_sonar) July 21, 2017
— sushant yadav (@baadalsings) July 21, 2017
#JioPhone Price ₹0, Refundable Security Deposit Rs 1500, Unlimited Data & Calls 153₹ per month.
2 Minutes Of Silence For Airtel & Vodafone. pic.twitter.com/7ezERxMQML
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) July 21, 2017
— Saurabh Tapadiya (@Tapadiyasaurabh) July 21, 2017
— ABHISHEK (@kabhishek744) July 21, 2017
— Joker (@JokerBazzz) July 21, 2017
Mukesh Ambani: Jio mobile has an anti theft feature.
Reporter: which technology u r using for dat?
Mukesh Ambani: Mobile hi free me dere he
— Kachra Peti (@kachra_peti) July 21, 2017
— Sagnik Misra (@Sangy_Sagnik) July 21, 2017
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