When the JioPhone was announced back in August 2017, it was stated that the device will be available only via the Reliance Digital outlets and the official Jio website for prebooking. Despite this, we saw the JioPhone being listed on third-party websites such as OLX and Amazon India. However, these listings were taken down.
Now, the scenario appears to have changed as one of the major wallet services MobiKwik has joined hands with Reliance Jio in order to sell the JioPhone on its platform. MobiKwik carries the credits for being the first wallet service to sell the JioPhone, claims PTI.
Regarding this partnership, Bikram Bir Singh, MobiKwik Business Head stated, "We are proud to become the first mobile wallet to sell Jio phones in India. Users can book their phone in four easy steps and avail great benefits as well." Having said that, let's take a look at how to book the Reliance JioPhone on MobiKwik from below.
How to book JioPhone on MobiKwik
Step 1: First, you need to click on the Recharge option on the homepage of MobiKwik and then click on Phone Booking under recharge and bill payments.
Step 2: Choose JioPhone under Phone Booking and key in the necessary details. Then review the transaction amount and registered mobile number and proceed with the transaction.
Step 3: Once the payment has been completed successfully, you will get a confirmation SMS from Jio with the details of the transaction. Also, another SMS will be sent with the details of the store from where they can get the handset after the verification of your identity.
Reliance JioPhone specs
The JioPhone is a smart feature phone with 4G VoLTE that comes with a 2.4-inch QWVGA display with 320 x 240 pixel resolution. The feature phone runs KAI OS and gets the power from a 1.2GHz dual-core Spreadtrum processor paired with 512MB RAM and 4GB default storage space that can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card. The feature phone comes with a 2MP rear camera and a VGA front-facing selfie camera too.
The connectivity aspects of the JioPhone include 4G VoLTE, single Nano SIM card support, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS, Wi-Fi, and a micro USB 2.0 port. The handset gets the power from a 2000mAh battery.
Google Assistant support
The Reliance JioPhone is called smart feature phone as it comes with internet connectivity and smartphone-like capabilities. The device has a voice-based browser to execute voice commands. Also, the handset got a special edition of Google Assistant for the voice-based queries.
Android Go smartphone from Reliance Jio
Lately, the chipmaker MediaTek revealed that it is all set to work with Reliance Jio and Google in order to come up with an Android Go smartphone. Soon after this announcement, the Reliance JioPhone has gone on sale on MobiKwik.