As reported by several leading publications such as NDTV Gadgets, the JIO phone 3 will launch on 12th August 2019.
Reliance is holding the 42nd Annual Shareholder’s Meeting on 12th August and we are expecting the company to announce the successor of Jio Phone 2.
Update -13 August 2019 – Jio has not launched the Jio Phone on the 12th of August, however, the company will make more announcements on 5th September. We can expect Jio to launch the phone on or after 5th September 2019.
It is almost a year since the launch of Jio Phone 2 and Jio will be upgrading the basic feature phone to have a better user experience.
Jio is also planning to commercially launch the Giga Broadband which is already in the pilot stage.
The pricing for the JIO Giga Broadband will be aggressive and will help further boost internet usage in India.
Let’s talk about the upcoming Jio Phone and what we can expect from it.
Launch Date and Offers
Aforementioned, the Jio Phone 3 will launch on 12th August 2019 and will go on sale on My Jio App and Reliance JIO website.
There will be launch offers and exclusive discounts on long term recharges for people planning to buy the Jio Phone 3.
The Jio Phone 2 was unveiled on 5th July 2018 at the Reliance Annual meeting and went on sale starting 21st July 2018.
It is not clear when the booking will start. Going by the past trend the Jio Phone 3 will start shipping after 20th August 2019.
Last time Jio announced an exchange offer which enabled buyers to exchange their old mobile to get the new Jio phone 2 for only Rs. 501.
This year also we are expecting the offer to continue and you will be able to exchange your old mobile for the Jio Phone 3 by paying Rs. 501.
Key Specs and Details Jio Phone 3:
- Qwerty Keypad with the 4-way Navigation key
- Dual Sim 4G VOLTE Support
- 2.8-inch QVGA Display
- Battery – 2400 mAH
- SD card support upto 128 GB
- 5 MP Rear Camera / 2 MP Front Camera
- OS – KAIOS
- 1 GB RAM and 8 GB Internal Storage
- Quad-Core Processor
- Support for WhatsApp, FaceBook, Instagram
Expected Price and Availability
The Jio Phone is meant for masses and it is unlikely that JIO would like to raise the price from the current Rs. 2,999.
We are expecting the price to be Rs. 2,999 this year as well to ensure that a lot of buyers can opt-in for the JIO Phone.
Special Recharge offers for Jio Phone 3
There are currently a couple of offers available on the JIO Phone 2 such as 153, 99, and the 49 plan that makes using it more pocket-friendly.
We are also expecting JIO to announce new plans for the Independence Day and for the Jio Phone 3.
The current plans applicable to the Jio Phone 2 will also be applicable to the Jio Phone 3.