JioPhone 2 goes on open sale in India for a limited time

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Back in early July this year, Mukesh Ambani-led Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio launched the JioPhone 2 – successor to the JioPhone that was launched last year in India. The JioPhone 2 went on sale in India from August 16, however, this feature phone has been available for purchase only through flash sales. But now, the JioPhone 2 is finally available for purchase through open sale – albeit for a limited time only.

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The JioPhone 2 is now available available for purchase through open sale in India. But, this open sale will end on November 12, i.e., next Monday. The JioPhone 2 is priced at ₹2999 and can be purchased through Jio’s website as well as through Jio stores. However, if you purchase the JioPhone 2 from Jio’s website, you will have to pay ₹99 extra as shipping charges, taking the total amount to be paid by you to ₹3098.

Having said that, those who purchase the JioPhone 2 by paying through Paytm will get a cashback of ₹200, making the JioPhone 2 effectively priced at ₹2799.

There aren’t much differences between last year’s JioPhone and this year’s JioPhone 2 in terms of hardware, however, both these feature phones differ a lot in terms of design. While the JioPhone looks like a standard feature phone, the JioPhone 2 features a physical QWERTY keyboard which reminds us of the BlackBerry phones from yesteryears.

JioPhone 2 Specifications

  • CPU: Unknown
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • 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: Dual Nano SIM
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Vo-WiFi, LTE Cat4, 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, WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, QWERTY Keyboard, 4-way Navigation Key
  • Color: Black
  • Battery: 2000 mAh

So, will you be buying the JioPhone 2? Or would you rather spend a couple more thousand and buy a smartphone instead?