The JioPhone has officially gone up for pre-booking today, putting an end to nearly a month of waiting. Interested buyers will have to shell out Rs 500 to lay a claim to the handset. The rest will have to be paid when the device hits availability in September.
To recap, the Reliance JioPhone requires a Rs 1500 security deposit. The amount will be handed back after 3 years have passed by and the phone had been returned. This effectively makes the price of the smartphone Rs 0, but there’s a long lock-in period till that happens.
Customers can pre-order the JioPhone by heading to Reliance Jio’s site, logging into the MyJio app, or visiting an offline shop. As per PTI, the company plans on making 50 lakh units available every week starting from September
Reliance Jio has taken this moment to finally reveal the specs of the device on its site. As expected, the handset is pretty basic when it comes to specifications, with its major highlight being its support for 4G VoLTE. That in itself sets it apart from other feature phones.
Specifications of the Reliance JioPhone at a glance:
– OS: KaiOS
– Display: 2.4-inch, 240 x 320 pixels
– Camera: 2MP rear, 0.3MP front
– Storage: 4GB, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 512MB
– CPU: 1.2GHz dual-core Spreadtrum SPRD 9820A/QC8905
– GPU: Mali-400
– Battery: 2000mAh
– Size: 154 x 75.8 x 7.85mm
– Connectivity: single-SIM, Wi-Fi, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, microUSB 2.0, GPS
You can pre-order the Reliance JioPhone via the brand’s website, MyJio, and physical stores.