Earlier this week, Reliance Jio revealed more details about its upcoming smartphone, the JioPhone Next. The company did not specify a specific launch date but said the low-cost 4G smartphone would be available in India by Diwali. It also runs the Pragati OS, which is based on Android and was developed in-house. The software has been tailored for the Indian market, with features such as Translate and Read Aloud. Before its official release next week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the Jio Phone Next will help many feature phone users migrate to smartphones in the coming years.
Jio’s low-cost 4G smartphone, according to Pichai, will lay the foundation for India’s digital transformation. Because of its localized features and low price, the JioPhone Next could have a significant impact on the budget smartphone market.
According to the company, “there is a demand for people who want to upgrade from feature phones to smartphones.” We’re making a phone that goes beyond English, including languages and local needs, and we’re doing it in such a way that many more people will be able to use one. Overall, India, along with the rest of Asia Pacific, continues to be a fascinating market for us. In all of the categories in which we participate, we see strength. As a result, you’ll notice that we’re staying focused on that,” Pichai said.
During the earnings call, the Google CEO did not provide any pricing information. The Reliance JioPhone Next is expected to cost around Rs 2,499 in India, according to online reports.
Specifications and features of the JioPhone Next
The Snapdragon 215 SoC is powering Jio’s upcoming budget smartphone. There are up to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage options. The Jio smartphone also has a 13MP single rear camera and an 8MP front camera sensor.
On the front, there’s a 5.5-inch HD+ display. A 2500 mAh battery powers the device. It runs on Pragati OS, which is based on Android and comes pre-loaded with Jio and Google apps.
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