Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio launched the JioPhone last year in July. The JioPhone is a feature phone which comes with support for 4G VoLTE that would help the 50 crore feature phone users in India get on to the 4G bandwagon. The JioPhone comes with support for Jio’s apps like JioMusic, JioTV, and more. However, many were eagerly awaiting the arrival of popular social media app Facebook on JioPhone. And, their wait is over, as the Facebook app is finally available for JioPhone.
Telecom operator Reliance Jio has announced that the Facebook app for JioPhone users has started rolling out and will be available from tomorrow. The telco also said that this version of Facebook has been specially designed as the JioPhone runs KaiOS and not some version of Android.
However, this Facebook app does come with the core features likes News Feed and Photos, and, also comes with features such as push notifications, videos, and links to external content. Furthermore, this Facebook app is also optimized to accommodate the cursor function on JioPhone.
Commenting on the availability of Facebook on JioPhone, Akash Ambani, Director, Reliance Jio, said, “JioPhone is the world’s most affordable smartphone built with transformational technology especially for Indians to migrate from a feature phone to a smartphone. As promised, JioPhone will be home to the world’s leading applications, starting with Facebook. Jio, the world’s largest mobile data network, is built to empower every Indian with the power of data and JioPhone is an integral part of this Jio movement“.
Speaking about this partnership with Jio, Francisco Varela, VP of Mobile Partnerships at Facebook, said, “We are excited about our partnership with Jio and the opportunity to provide the best possible Facebook experience for millions of people using JioPhone. Working with partners like Jio, we want to make sure everyone, everywhere has the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of being connected“.
You can check out the full specifications of JioPhone down below.
- CPU: 1.2 GHz SPRD 9820A/QC8905 dual-core processor
- RAM: 512 MB
- GPU: Mali-400
- Operating System: KAI OS
- Display: 2.4-inch QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) display
- Rear Camera: 2 MP
- Front Camera: 0.3 MP
- Internal Storage: 4 GB
- External Storage: Expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card
- SIM: Single Nano SIM
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, NFC, FM Radio, 3.5 mm headphone, microUSB 2.0
- Other: JioApps, Jio Assistant, Support for 22 Indian languages, Screen mirroring via JioMediaCable, Torchlight
- Color: Black
- Battery: 2000 mAh removable Li-Poly
Are you a JioPhone user? Would you be using the Facebook app on JioPhone?