Jio Phone Next is ready to be released in India on September 10th, or Ganesh Chaturthi. The phone was announced at the 44th Reliance Industries AGM in June. It was positioned as the ultra affordable 4G smartphone that was co-developed by Reliance Jio and Google. Jio Phone Next’s prices and specs have yet to be officially revealed, but there have been several leaks. Jio Phone Next provides access to the Google Play Store and comes with features like voice assistant, auto read aloud text on screen and language translation.
Jio Phone Next price in India, availability (expected)
Reliance announced during AGM that Jio Phone Next will be available on September 10th, or at the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. A recent report suggested the company began negotiations with its retail partners for the sale of the phone. Jio Phone Next’s price has yet to be revealed, but a leak suggests it could cost Rs. 3,499.
Jio Phone Next specifications (confirmed and expected)
As for specs and design, the Jio Phone Next will be an ultra-affordable 4G smartphone that comes with significant bezels around the screen and a unique rear and front camera configuration. Jio Phone Next is designed for people who want to upgrade from 2G to 4G connectivity. As mentioned, it will come preloaded with Read Out Loud and Translate Now features. The company says the two new features can be used in web pages, apps, messages and photos. It will support Google Assistant for voice-assisted features. In addition, 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 Jio Phone Next can run on Android 11 (Go edition) and feature a 5.5-inch HD screen. It is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm QM215 SoC, come with 2GB or 3GB of RAM, and offer 16GB or 32GB of internal eMMC 4.5 storage. It’s likely to have a 13 megapixel camera on the back and an 8 megapixel sensor on the front for selfies and video calls. The phone can be powered by a 2,500mAh battery. Jio Phone Next can have dual-SIM support, Bluetooth v4.2 support, GPS connectivity and 1080p video recording capability. It may come with DuoGo and Google Camera Go preinstalled.