Jio Phone Next is all set to launch in India on September 10, or Ganesh Chaturthi. The phone was announced at the 44th Reliance Industries AGM in June. It was positioned as the ultra-affordable 4G smartphone co-developed by Reliance Jio and Google. The pricing and specs of Jio Phone Next have not been officially revealed yet, but there have been several leaks. The Jio Phone Next offers access to the Google Play Store and is expected to come with features such as voice assistant, automatic screen text reading and language translation.
Jio Phone Next Price in India, Availability (Expected)
Reliance announced during the AGM that the Jio Phone Next will be available on September 10, which is the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. A recent report suggested that the company has begun talks with its retail partners for the sale of the phone. The price of the Jio Phone Next is yet to be revealed, but a leak suggests it could cost Rs. 3,499.
Jio Phone Next specifications (confirmed and expected)
In terms of specs and design, the Jio Phone Next is going to be an ultra-affordable 4G smartphone that comes with significant bezels around the display and a single camera on the front and back. The Jio Phone Next is designed for people who want to upgrade from 2G to 4G connectivity. As mentioned, it comes preloaded with Read Aloud and Translate Now features. The company says both new features can be used on web pages, apps, messages and photos. It supports Google Assistant for voice-activated functions. Furthermore, Google has partnered with Snap to integrate India-specific Snapchat lenses into the phone’s camera. In addition, the phone comes preloaded with Google Play Store along with Google Play Protect.
Previous leaks suggest that the Jio Phone Next may run on Android 11 (Go edition) and have a 5.5-inch HD display. It is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm QM215 SoC, come with 2GB or 3GB RAM and offer 16GB or 32GB eMMC 4.5 internal storage. It will likely feature a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front sensor for selfies and video calls. The phone can be backed by a 2500 mAh battery. Jio Phone Next may have dual SIM support, Bluetooth v4.2 support, GPS connectivity, and 1080p video recording capabilities. It may come with DuoGo and Google Camera Go pre-installed.