JioPhone Next, which is touted to be the most affordable 4G smartphone in India was unveiled at the company’s 44th Annual General Meeting. The phone was earlier scheduled to go on sale from September 10th, but the company postponed the launch. Although now it seems the wait for the upcoming budget 4G smartphone is over as its final launch date has arrived.
JioPhone Next Launch Date
Reliance has confirmed that it plans to unveil its next budget 4G smartphone in India on November 4 which happens to be the auspicious occasion of Diwali. The phone has been developed by Reliance in partnership with Google and will run a customised version of Android. Some of its key features were revealed at the launch event including language translation, Google Assistant, smart camera, automatic read-aloud of screen text, augmented-reality features, etc. The Jio Phone Next will also come pre-loaded with Jio apps like JioTV, MyJio, Jio Saavn, etc.
JioPhone Next Rumoured Specifications
If we go by the earlier leaks, the JioPhone Next could feature a 5.5-inch display. The device will reportedly be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 215 SoC. It is likely to come in two variants: 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. The device is likely to sport an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies and video chats and a 13MP rear camera on the camera front. Jio has teamed up with Google for dedicated AI features and better optics. and on the other hand, the phone could have a 2,500mAh battery.
JioPhone Next Rumoured Price In India
When it comes to its expected price in India, Reliance’s budget 4G smartphone, JioPhone Next will reportedly be available in two models – one will be the JioPhone Next Basic, which is said to be priced around Rs 5,000. While the other will be the JioPhone Next Advance, which may cost around Rs 7,000. These prices have been suggested in the leaks, nothing has been confirmed officially by the brand yet.