JioPhone Next coming soon; Here’s what you need to know
The JioPhone Next sale is only a few weeks away as Diwali approaches. From price to specifications and other features, here’s all you need to know about it.
Had the chip shortage not been around, you could have gone into a Reliance Jio store and bought yourself a JioPhone Next. Jio's first smartphone for India was initially supposed go on sale back in September but the manufacturing constraints led Jio to host the first sale just before Diwali. With the festival lights just weeks away now, it is time to refresh ourselves on the JioPhone Next smartphone.
Designed in collaboration with Google, the JioPhone Next is primarily a budget smartphone meant for first-time smartphone buyers at a very low price. It runs on a special version of Google's Android OS and will bring in optimised versions of several Google features, including voice search, cameras, and promise of timely software updates.
If you are curious about Jio's new affordable JioPhone Next smartphone, here's all you need to know.
JioPhone Next expected price
Jio has not yet disclosed prices for the JioPhone Next. However, several rumours have suggested that the JioPhone Next will arrive with a low price of ₹3,499. This is likely to make one of the cheapest Android phones one can buy in India.
JioPhone Next Specs and Features
Similar to its price, Jio is yet to disclose the detailed specifications sheet. Based on the launch event at the RIL AGM 2021, we know that Jio has developed the JioPhone Next in collaboration with Google.
The JioPhone Next has a compact display with thick bezels around it, which is likely to measure 5.5-inches. Since it is a low-cost phone, JioPhone Next is also expected to use the Qualcomm QM215 chipset, which is meant for entry-level Android Go phones. The OS is likely to be Android 11 Go edition. Rumours have also suggested that it will be serviced by a 2500mAh battery and come with 2GB and 3GB RAM options.
Jio has said so far that the JioPhone Next will have a single rear camera and will have Snapchat Lenses baked in. There will be the Google Assistant on board for all the voice command-based features. And, as expected, the JioPhone Next will come preloaded with all of Jio's apps, including the MyJio app, JioSaavn, Jio Cinema, and others.
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