Reliance Jio is all set to launch their first smartphone offering, the JioPhone Next on September 10. It is likely to be powered by the Snapdragon 215 SoC and has been developed in partnership with Google.
- The JioPhone Next will have an outdated thick bezel design with a 5.5-inch HD+ display.
- It will run on Android 11 Go Edition.
- Jio has partnered with various banks so customers can book the phone for just 10% of the price.
Reliance Jio is gearing up to launch the JioPhone next on September 10, the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. The ultra-affordable smartphone was announced by Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani at its 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The JioPhone Next has been developed in collaboration with Google. Once launched, it is likely to be the most affordable smartphone in India or even globally. The phone will come with some customised unique features for Indian users. The smartphone is expected to have a real-time translation.
Specs & Features
From the pictures shared by Reliance during their AGM, it can be seen that the smartphone will have sizable bezels, both on top and bottom. The smartphone will feature a single-lens 13-megapixel primary rear camera and an 8-megapixel front selfie camera.
Various leaks suggest that the device will feature a 5.5-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720×1,440 pixels. It could be powered by a Snapdragon 215 SoC and paired with up to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. In addition, the JioPhone Next could ship with a 2500mAh battery. It will run on Android 11 Go Edition.
Price & Finance Options
According to various reports, there will be two JioPhone Next models. One will be the basic JioPhone Next, which will cost Rs 5,000 and the other one will be the JioPhone Next Advance, priced at Rs 7,000. The exact price of the JioPhone Next is not clear yet, however, the company has emphasised that the JioPhone Next will be the world’s cheapest Android smartphone.
According to ET Now, Reliance Jio will be partnering with a slew of Indian banks and lending partners to be able to sell the JioPhone Next through different payment modes. Reliance is partnering with multiple banks that include the likes of State Bank of India, Piramal Capital, IDFC First Assure, and DMI Finance. And these banks will play a crucial role in bringing down the initial price of the devices.