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JioPhone next booking date soon: Reliance Jio

Jio announced the launch of 4G and VoLTE-enabled JioPhone on July 21, available free of cost with a deposit money of Rs 1,500.

New Delhi: Debunking media reports that Reliance Jio has stopped the production of the Rs 1,500-JioPhone, the company on Monday said it is committed to fulfilling the country`s digital vision.

"JioPhone, `India ka smartphone,` is committed to fulfilling the country`s digital vision. Jio welcomes the initial six million Indians who are moving to digital life with the JioPhone and will soon announce the next JioPhone booking date," a company spokesperson told IANS.

Media reports claimed the company had stopped JioPhone`s production and was planning to bring out an Android-based phone.

The company announced the launch of 4G and VoLTE-enabled JioPhone on July 21, available free of cost with a deposit money of Rs 1,500.

Aimed at over 50 crore feature phone users, the 2.4 inch device has 2MP rear camera and houses 2000mAh battery. The JioPhone has a single Nano-SIM slot and a microSD card slot.

According to industry sources, Jio carries more than 100 crore GB data per month.

With JioPhone, the entry-level smartphone market would see a lot more action for few quarters from now onwards, a new report said recently.

According to CyberMedia Research (CMR), 61.8 million mobiles were shipped in the second quarter of 2017, of which 54 per cent were feature phones, witnessing 9 per cent sequential growth.

"With JioPhone, the prospects of feature phones as well as entry-level smartphones brands aligned to these markets pushed the shipments in wake of anticipated contraction of the market due to JioPhone availability in 3Q and beyond," added the CMR report.