Reliance Jio’s Jiophone and Jiophone2 have a difference of 1000 rupees, but how different are the features and offers let’s check this out

Reliance Jio, A Mukesh Ambani-owned telecommunication service provider, on Thursday, announced their Phone 2, a Blackberry-inspired 4G VoLTE-enabled feature phone with a full QWERTY keyboard and a horizontal 2.4-inch screen. The phone will be available at an introductory price of Rs 2,999 from August 15 onwards. Along with the launch of the JioPhone2, the company also announced the JioPhone Monsoon Hungama offer in which the company is offering the first iteration of JioPhone in exchange for any other feature phone at an effective price of Rs 501.

Jio Phone 2 price in India is set at Rs. 2,999 as part of an introductory offer. Sales for the new smart feature phone will commence on August 15, 2018. While other details haven’t been announced, we can expect Jio to take bookings for the Jio Phone 2 on Jio.com and Jio offline stores.

In comparison, the Jio Phone, launched in India last year, is priced at Rs. 1,500. However, the Jio Phone is advertised as being available effectively for free considering the fact that the amount is a refundable security deposit. The feature phone is available across Jio.com and other Jio authorized offline outlets. At the AGM announcement on Thursday, Reliance Jio also announced the new Jio Phone Monsoon Hungama offer that will enable existing feature phone users to exchange their current device with a new Jio Phone at a price of Rs. 501. This offer will be available pan-India starting July 21.

Design is one of the major differentiators between the two phones. The Jio Phone 2 comes with a full-size QWERTY keyboard and 4-way navigation keys that offer a BlackBerry-style appearance. Even the display is larger and the form factor much wider. In comparison, the Jio Phone has a smaller display and a T9-style keypad. Both of them have a dedicated key to trigger the voice assistant.

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