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JioPhone Next, the cheapest smartphone, now available in offline stores; check price

The JioPhone Next, touted as the cheapest smartphone can now be bought at offline stores. Check out its price and specifications now.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:41 IST
JioPhone Next
JioPhone Next, which has been developed by Reliance Jio and Google, is now available to buy at offline stores. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

Touted as the cheapest 4G smartphone, JioPhone Next is now available to buy at offline stores. The smartphone was first launched on November 4, 2021 and previously was only available to buy online. The smartphone places itself in the sub-Rs. 10,000 category where there are very few options available apart from Redmi 9A and Tecno Spark 7. But even these smartphones are priced higher than the JioPhone Next, which can be bought for just Rs. 6,499. But that's not all. You can get it for even cheaper, find out how below.

So, if you are looking for a smartphone in the budget category, JioPhone Next is the cheapest smartphone you can go for right now. Check out its price and specifications.

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JioPhone Next price and specifications

The JioPhone Next features a 5.45-inch HD display and a Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Under the hood, it is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon QM 215 chipset with a quad-core processor. It sports a 13MP rear camera with an LED flash and has a 8MP selfie camera. It runs on the native Pragati OS, a tweaked version of Android 11 Go, and comes pre-installed with many Jio apps. The smartphone has dual sim support.

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The smartphone is backed by a decent 3,500 mAh battery. It has 2GB RAM and 32GB internal memory. The smartphone does support external microSD expandable up to 512GB. Google offers regular software and security and updates on the device.

However, there is one caveat. The 4G connectivity can only be used with an active Jio SIM card on JioPhone Next. Using any other SIM card will result in network throttling and users will only get 2G connectivity. So do consider that before you head out to buy the smartphone.

While the smartphone has been launched in offline stores for Rs. 6,499, you can buy it for even cheaper online. On Amazon, the ecommerce website, the JioPhone Next is available for just Rs. 5,600. You can check the offer here. The smartphone is available on a limited time discount, so in case you want to buy it, you should do it fast.

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First Published Date: 06 Mar, 13:08 IST