New Delhi: Due to an overwhelming response, Reliance Jio has stopped the pre-booking for its budget feature Phone. The Indian telecom company is sending a message to all its Jio customers indirectly saying that the bookings are closed.
It also says that ‘millions’ have already booked the JioPhone. “Thank You, India! Millions have pre-booked the JioPhone. We’ll inform you when pre-booking resumes,” says the text message with a link from where interested users can register the device, as per a report by the Gadgets Now.
It is worth adding that the JioPhone went for pre-bookings recently. Users had the option to pre-booked the feature phone at Reliance Digital Stores as well as at other company-authorized stores.
It was also mentioned that the deliveries for the phone will start in the first week of September. The company has announced that the device will be available on the first-come-first-served basis, for those who have successfully booked the JioPhone.
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The JioPhone runs on KAI OS, a reminiscent of the Firefox OS and sports a 2.4-inch QVGA (320×240 pixels) display. The single-SIM (Nano SIM) feature phone comes in Black colour. Powering the handset is a dual core SPRD 9820A/QC8905 processor clocked at 1.2GHz.The processor is complemented with Mali-400 and 512MB RAM. The sports a 2MP rear camera and a front-facing 0.3MP camera. Backing the feature phone is a 2000mAh Li-Po battery that is claimed to deliver up to 12 hours of talk time and half a month of standby time on a single charge.
Besides featuring FM Radio, the JioPhone also supports 4G LTE connectivity. Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS and USB 2.0 are also included in the handset. Reliance says its JioPhone supports 22 Indian languages
Termed as “India ka smartphone,” JioPhone comes with refundable security deposit of Rs 1,500 that can be claimed at the end of 36 months of purchase.