Reliance Jio Phone Next launch date in India has been confirmed, as more details about the upcoming smartphone surfaces online. Reliance Jio will be targetting budget and low-income consumers in India with its latest smartphone. The Indian telecommunications giant showed off its budget smartphone for the first time during its AGM (Annual General Meeting) earlier this year. Slated to hit the stores shelves in the country soon, the upcoming smartphone carries the Jio Phone Next moniker.
The reasonably priced 4G smartphone will cater to those who want to enjoy the smart features of Android without burning a hole in their pockets. Managing Director of Reliance Industries, and the richest man in India, Mukesh Ambani had previously announced that the phone will go official in September, LiveMint reported. Much to the company’s chagrin, the Jio Phone Next launch date in India had to push back citing global component shortages. Now, the Jio Phone Next from Reliance has finally got a launch date.
Reliance Jio Phone Next Launch Date In India
The Indian telecom company will take the wraps off its budget smartphone on November 4. This is great timing considering that the country will be celebrating Diwali at the time, and are likely to purchase the handset for themselves or to gift their loved ones. However, details about the Jio Phone Next pricing are still scarce. Reliance Jio will shed more light on the phone’s pricing and availability at the launch event.
Furthermore, Reliance Jio has collaborated with tech behemoths like Qualcomm and Google for its upcoming smartphone. The word on the street is that the Jio Phone Next could carry a reasonable price tag of just INR 3,499 (about $46). However, this is mere speculation, and readers are advised to take it with a grain of salt until official confirmation.
Key Specifications & Features
Earlier this month, the Jio Phone Next was listed on Google Play Console with some specifications. Aside from that, Jio has revealed some of the phone’s key features ahead of its launch. The phone will come running an Android customized version. Moreover, it will boast an array of awe-inspiring features including AR (augmented reality) capabilities. On top of that, it will have a smart camera, Google Assistant support, language translation, automatic read-aloud of the screen, and more.
As if that wasn’t enough, the phone will come pre-loaded with a slew of the company’s own apps. These include Jio Saavn, MyJio, JioTV, and more. Previously leaked details suggest that the phone will pack a Snapdragon 215 SoC from Qualcomm under the hood. Furthermore, it is likely to ship with 2GB of RAM. Those who are willing to shell out a little more money can go for the 3GB RAM model. Moreover, the device will offer up to 32GB of onboard storage capacity.
In the optics department, the Jio Phone Next will house a 13MP single rear-mounted camera. Upfront, the phone has an 8MP shooter for selfies and video calls. Aside from that, the phone will sport a 5.5-inch display with an HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels) resolution. Furthermore, the phone will draw its juices from a 2,500 mAh battery, which charges through a micro-USB cable.