Recently, Popular India telco Reliance Jio, during its AGM or Annual General Meeting took to the stage to unveil the company’s JioPhone Next budget smartphone for the Indian market.
The device is Reliance Jio’s budget 4G handset that will help feature phone users transition to Android without paying a hefty sum. During the event, Mukesh Ambani, the MD of Reliance Industries announced that the phone would go on sale starting September 10, but, due to component related shortages, this date was delayed to Diwali 2021.
The JioPhone Next is a result of a development project between Reliance Jio and the likes of Google and Qualcomm is likely to retail for Rs 3,499. As of now, certain details are available to us via leaks and rumours. It is set to release on November 4 during the Diwali season in the country.
JioPhone Next Retail Box Leaked, Revealing Key Details
Today, a leaker has taken to Twitter to share images of the retail box for the JioPhone Next, revealing key details and specifications of the hotly anticipated device.
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The leaker, Bhupendra Choudhary (@bhuppu060599) has shared images of the retail box, with the front featuring an image of the JioPhone Next in the Blue hue, as is evident by the side panels that are visible. The front has a mention of the “Created with Google” text, just to remind users of the partnership.
Flipping the box to the rear however reveals the key details. If this is indeed the retail box of the device, the JioPhone Next will feature a 5.45-inch HD+ Display, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
Other details on offer include a 13MP rear shooter and an 8MP front shooter, along with support for dual SIM and a dedicated SD card slot. The popular 3.5mm headphone jack is also coming with Jio’s next handset. A 3500 mAh battery will power the device, with a MicroUSB port for charging.
What Else Do We Know About the Device?
This comes after Jio confirmed certain features of the handset, while keeping the major specifications hidden. The device will boot a custom version of Android with features such as automatic read-aloud of text, Google Assistant and AR features.
The handset will also come with Jio apps pre-loaded, with some major apps being JioTV, MyJio, Jio Saavn etc. The JioPhone Next will boot Android 11 out of the box and feature the Adreno 306 GPU, along with a quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU.