JioPhone Next was announced during Reliance’s 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June this year where Mukesh Ambani announced that the phone is going to be the most affordable 4G smartphone across the world. Back then, the company had announced that the device would be made available on September 10, but it got pushed back due to the global chip shortage. Now, the upcoming device has recently been spotted on Google Play console listing with major specifications and features.
JioPhone Next Launch date
Users are eagerly waiting for JioPhone Next, a low cost smartphone jointly developed by Reliance Jio and Google. The company, last week confirmed that the JioPhone Next is scheduled to come on Diwali this year i.e. November 4, 2021.
The Google Play console listing of Reliance JioPhone Next suggests it may have a 5.5-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1440 HD+ pixels which results in 320 pixels per inch of the screen. The device is rumored to come powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 chipset paired with 4 Cortex-A53 cores and an integrated Adreno 306 GPU. As per the listing, the smartphone will include 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. It may run on Android 11 (Go Edition).
Moving to the camera department, the JioPhone Next will have a single 13-megapixel Omnivision OV13B10 rear camera with support for AR filters and an 8-megapixel Galaxy Core GC8034W front camera for selfies. It will come preloaded with Google Play, and apps like DuoGo and Google Camera Go. The smartphone will also feature a Snapchat lens that will be directly accessible from the camera of the phone. Jio has already confirmed that the phone will get major Android OS and security updates.
The entry-level smartphone by Jio will have a 2,500mAh battery, however, no revelation has been made about any form of fast charging support. The device will come with Google and Jio apps preloaded, voice assistant, read aloud, on-screen translation, automatic software update, India-centric filters for the camera and Google Assistant, among others.
JioPhone Next Price (Expected)
Jio and Google have collaborated to bring 4G to the lives of low-income consumers in India. Previous leaks suggested that JioPhone Next could be priced at Rs 3,499. According to the reports, the phone is going to be available in two different variants – Basic and Advanced. These models are expected to be priced at Rs 5,000 and Rs 7,000 respectively and might be differentiated in terms of RAM and storage capacity. This upcoming device is said to be available in several color options. Reliance has already partnered with multiple banks in India to facilitate the purchase of JioPhone Next by interested customers through credit.