Today marked the first flash sale day of the Reliance Jio Phone 2 in India. The phone created a fair amount of buzz when it was unveiled at the RIL Annual General Meeting, last month. As expected, the phone went out of stock in the first sale, which means that the buyers who couldn’t get the phone in this sale will have to try their luck in the next one.
Jio Phone 2: Sold Out in First Sale
The first sale of the Jio Phone 2 commenced on Jio.com at 12 PM, today. The phone went out of stock under 40 minutes. As of now, Reliance Jio has not revealed the number of units that were sold in the first sale, but we expect the number to be quite massive. Besides, the buyers who missed buying it in the first sale can now try their luck once again in the second sale slated on August 30 at 12 PM on Jio.com.
The Jio Phone 2 is the second-generation feature phone from Reliance Jio. The handset is priced at Rs. 2,999, and unlike the first-generation Jio Phone, this one features a QWERTY keypad instead of T9 keypad. Also, there is no refund policy on the second-gen Jio Phone 2. To recall, the Jio Phone is priced at Rs. 1,500, which is refundable after three years.
Jio Phone 2: Specifications, Features
The Jio Phone 2 is a dual-SIM smartphone with a 2.4-inch QVGA display paired with QWERTY keypad. It packs 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage and runs KaiOS on the software front. The storage on the device can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. It sports 2MP rear and a VGA camera on the front. The rear snapper on the phone is coupled with an LED flash for low-light photography. Connectivity options on the Jio Phone 2 include 4G VoLTE, VoWi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and FM radio. A 2000mAh battery completes the package, which is claimed to offer talk time of up to 14 hours.
This time around, Reliance has partnered with Google to get Google Assistant on the phone. Besides, the phone also includes pre-loaded apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube. These apps will also be available on the Jio Phone with an upcoming software update. The Jio Phone 2 supports up to 22 Indian languages and is available in Black colour option. Additionally, the Jio Phone 2 also boasts panic button, which instantly sends an emergency message to select contacts.
Jio Phone 2: Price in India, Data Plans
The Jio Phone 2 is priced at Rs. 2,999 without any scheme that refunds the amount. Both the Jio Phone and Jio Phone 2 comes bundled with three data plans. The lowest priced pack is Rs. 49 prepaid pack that offers 1GB of 4G data with a validity period of 28 days. This pack also includes access to Jio apps and unlimited voice-calling. The other two prepaid packs are priced at Rs. 99 and Rs. 153 provide 14GB of data and 42GB of 4G data, respectively, for 28 days.
We will soon get information about the number of Jio Phone 2 units that Reliance sold in the first sale. If you couldn’t get the Jio Phone 2 in the first sale, then you may fetch it in the second sale.
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