JioPhone Next pre-orders could begin this week as launch date approaches, check expected price, specs and more

The launch date for Reliance Jio’s upcoming budget smartphone, the JioPhone Next is quickly approaching. Here’s what you need to know about the affordable handset, from expected price and specs.
By HT TECH
| Updated on Aug 30 2021, 05:30 AM IST
JioPhone Next pre orders: The smartphone is expected to have a low price tag and the Android OS could make it a compelling choice.
JioPhone Next pre orders: The smartphone is expected to have a low price tag and the Android OS could make it a compelling choice. (Google)

Reliance Jio is all set to launch the company’s upcoming budget smartphone, the JioPhone Next. The device is expected to arrive on September 10, as per the announcement made during the 44th Annual General Meeting of the company on June 24. With less than two weeks to the launch of the upcoming smartphone, pre-orders are expected to begin this week, according to reports.

A recent report suggests that the telecom operator, which appears set to disrupt the budget smartphone market with competitive pricing for the JioPhone, is in talks with retail partners to begin pre-orders for the device. The smartphone is expected to arrive on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, according to the company.

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JioPhone Next expected specifications and features

The upcoming JioPhone Next is expected to come with a customised version of Google’s Android operating system optimised by Google and with special features such as a tailored Google Assistant and an improved camera app. It is expected to ship with smaller versions of Google’s apps such as Chrome Go, Camera Go, and Duo Go.

While Reliance Jio is yet to officially announce the hardware specifications of its upcoming JioPhone Next smartphone, various leaks and reports have hinted towards the device sporting a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 chipset which might be powered by a 2,500mAh battery under the hood. The smartphone could also come with a 5.5-inch display, along with a 13MP rear camera and a 2MP selfie shooter.

JioPhone Next expected price and launch date

We do know when the JioPhone Next is scheduled to launch in the country, as it was revealed during the company’s 44th AGM event. However, when it comes to pricing, there is no official word on the price -- reports have suggested that the pricing could be lower than 5,000. This could give the established players like Xiaomi, Realme and Samsung a run for their money, as comparable smartphone with these expected specifications are priced around the 6,000 mark. However, it is better to take these details with a grain of salt the official price of the JioPhone next will only be announced when the device is officially launched.

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First Published Date: 30 Aug, 05:30 AM IST
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