Jio Phone Features, Specifications Revealed as Booking Process Draws Near

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Jio Phone Features, Specifications Revealed as Booking Process Draws Near
Highlights
  • Jio Phone sports a Spreadtrum dual-core processor
  • It's battery is rated to offer up to 12 hours of talk time
  • Storage can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB)

On the first day of pre-bookings, Reliance Jio has finally released the full specifications of Jio Phone on its website. Aimed at 2G feature phone users who are yet to join the company's network, the handset is "essentially free," though you will have to make a refundable security deposit of Rs. 1,500. The specification sheet confirms several key Jio Phone features that consumers were curious about, such as expandable storage support, processor, and whether it has hotspot function or not.

How to book Jio Phone online using MyJio app

Jio Phone specifications

The single Nano-SIM JioPhone sports a 2.4-inch QWVGA (240x320 pixels) display, and is powered by the 1.2GHz Spreadtrum SPRD 9820A/QC8905 dual-core processor with Mali-400 GPU and 512MB of RAM. It offers 4GB of internal storage, which is further expandable using a microSD card (up to 128GB).

There's a 2-megapixel rear camera at the back and a VGA front camera. The JioPhone packs a 2000mAh battery that is rated to offer 12 hours of talk time and 15 days of standby time. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi, NFC, FM Radio, GPS, and USB 2.0 support.

 

Jio Phone features

JioPhone comes with voice-enabled search with Jio Assistant that allows you to open apps, search on Google, and even compose SMSes. It works in English and Hindi both catering to a large audience. The JioPhone also allows you to connect the phone to the TV for projection using the JioMediaCable As mentioned, it comes with 22 Indian language support including Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

As of now, the Jio Phone is only available in Black, and in-box accessories include the handset, removable battery, charger adaptor, quick service guide, warranty card, and SIM card. The first Jio-branded phone will come preloaded with apps such as JioCinema, JioMusic, JioTV, and JioXpressNews, along with popular instant messaging and social networking apps.

JioPhone bookings will start at 5:30pm on August 24 via the MyJio app, official website, and authorised Reliance Jio offline retailers. Here's a full guide to help you navigate the the Jio phone booking process.

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Low upfront cost
  • 4G and VoLTE support
  • Jio Apps with free subscription
  • Excellent battery life
  • OTA update capability
  • Bad
  • Low quality screen
  • Plenty of fine print
Display 2.40-inch
Processor Spreadtrum SC9820A (SPRD 9820A/QC8905)
Front Camera 0.3-megapixel
Rear Camera 2-megapixel
RAM 512MB
Storage 4GB
Battery Capacity 2000mAh
OS KAI OS
Resolution 240x320 pixels
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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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