Jio Phone Pre-booking online, Price and specifications & configuration

“Jio Phone India ka Smart Phone” – Is announced by the chairman of Reliance Jio Mr. Mukesh Ambani on 21-Jul-2017 during the 40th AGM of Reliance. The customers can buy the Jio Phones after paying a refundable security deposit of Rs. 1500 at the time of booking. This security deposit will be refunded after minimum 3 years (Conditions Apply). The customers can enjoy unlimited data and voice calling on this phone with a monthly recharge of Rs. 153.

Jio Phone Availability & pre-booking:
Announcement Date: 21-Jul-2017
Beta Testing Start Date: 15-Aug-2017
Pre-booking Start Date: 24-Aug-2017
Screen Size: 2.4-inch screen
Keyboard: T9 keypad
$G Support: 4G VoLTE (Single SIM)
Apps: Jio Apps
Internal Storage: 4GB
RAM: 512 MB
Battery Capacity: 2000 mAh
Processor: Qualcomm/Spreadtrum

Refund of security deposit
After paying a refundable security deposit of Rs 1500 the customers will get Jio Phone. However, to
get refund for this security deposit after minimum three years the customers have to recharge their
JioPhones at least once in 90 days with minimum Rs. 200.

No WhatsApp Support, YouTube, Facebook support
WhatsApp is the most popular messenger app in the world today. Reliance Jio has developed their own
chat & messeging platform named ‘JioChat’. To promote ‘JioChat’ there is a high possibility that the
JioPhone may not support WhatsApp messenter. However, the JioPhone may support YouTube, Facebook,
Twitter etc. app that consumes more data while using the phone. This may result into the revenue
generation for the Reliance Jio when the daily allowed internet usage limit exceeds.

Jio Phone Variants, Processor Support
During the announcement of Jio Phone on 21-Jul-2017, the chairman of Reliance Jio didn’t declared
anything about the specifications of the phone. As per the latest tweets by Qualcomm & Spreadtrum we
can assume that the phone will run on Qualcomm’s processor or China-based Spreadtrum Communications’
processor. Immediately after the announcements of JioPhone both these companies have tweeted about
their association with the JioPhone, that indicates that here will be at least two variants of the

Qualcomm India tweeted:
“Glad to partner with @reliancejio on the new #JioPhone, powered by our #205 mobile platform,”

Spreadtrum India tweeted:
“Making India digital with #JioPhone. @Spreadtrum is proud to be a part of the digital freedom for
#featurephone users. @Reliancejio”

No hotspot support
The JioPhone will not support hotspot features to avoid shared usage of the internet using this
phone. However there is a possibility that JioPhone may support WiFi.

Users can book the phone on their MyJio app
Interested users can book the new JioPhone via the company’s MyJio app. They can also visit a Jio
retailer to book the handset (both August 24th onwards). To get the list of reliance your nearest reliance jio stores click on Reliance Jio Stores