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Reliance JioPhone available for pre-booking again: This time with competition

India’s latest telecom operator Reliance Jio is set to take the market by storm as they reopen the bookings for the JioPhone. The Reliance JioPhone is a 4G VoLTE feature phone from the company and the bookings of the device were earlier closed as the demand exceeded the targets.

The Reliance JioPhone is a SIM locked feature phone and the company is set for the second round of selling the smartphone. This time, however, the device faces competition from feature phones as well as smartphones with bundled offers from Airtel and Vodafone.

Reliance JioPhone Specifications

Reliance JioPhone



The Reliance JioPhone is a feature phone and it comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA (240×320 pixels) display. There is an alphanumeric keyboard on the phone, along with navigation buttons. The phone even features a 2MP rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera.

In terms of hardware, the JioPhone sports a dual-core 1.2GHz Spreadtrum 9820A processor with Mali-400 GPU. The device is equipped with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. You also get up to 128GB expandable memory via microSD card. It comes preloaded with Jio Apps and runs KaiOS. You can book the Reliance JioPhone here.

JioPhone to face competition

While the JioPhone is going up for sale again, but this time Airtel and Vodafone have come up with devices to counter the JioPhone. Airtel, in partnership with Karbonn, has now unveiled an Android smartphone. This phone also comes with cash back schemes similar to the JioPhone and is priced competitively.

Vodafone too has partnered with Micromax to unveil the Bharat 2 Ultra Android smartphone. This device also comes with bundled offers from Vodafone. The devices from Vodafone and Airtel are smartphones and hence support more apps than the JioPhone.

Also, the Reliance JioPhone is a SIM locked feature phone so you can only use a Reliance Jio SIM with this phone. The smartphones from the incumbents do not come with any such condition and can be freely used.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.