The Jio Phone has been one of the most anticipated product launches in India this year. First announced at Reliance's Annual General Meeting earlier this year, it is a 4G and VoLTE enabled feature phone, but the main reason for the frenzy around it is that it is effectively free - the hardware, at least. Buyers will need to pay Rs. 1,500 as a security deposit, but that's refundable after three years if you return the phone and meet all the terms and conditions. Reliance started accepting pre-bookings for the smartphone in August with deliveries promised to begin in September.
The Jio Phone is a 4G and VoLTE enabled feature phone from Reliance. It has a single Nano-SIM slot and works only on the Reliance Jio network. It has a 2.4-inch display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. It had a D-pad for navigation and a numberpad for dialing and typing. Powering the phone is a dual-core processor along with 512MB of RAM. There is 4GB of internal storage which is shared between user storage, apps and software updates . Storage is expandable via a microSD card slot upto 128GB. The phone runs on KaiOS and has all Jio apps preinstalled. It also has a basic voice assistant .
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Jio Phone (512MB RAM, 4GB) - Black||₹ 1,449|
Jio Phone price in India starts from ₹ 1,449. The lowest price of Jio Phone is ₹ 1,449 at Amazon on 30th January 2023.
|Price in India||₹1,449|
|Release date||July 2017|
|Launched in India||Yes|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||2000|
|Screen size (inches)||2.40|
|Processor make||Spreadtrum SC9820A (SPRD 9820A/QC8905)|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||128|
|Operating system||KAI OS|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.10|
|Number of SIMs||1|
|Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||No|