Here’s an overview of the highly anticipated Jio and Google smartphone, JioPhone Next, which was announced on Thursday at Reliance AGM 2021. Jio Phone Next is Jio’s first smartphone and comes after the 2018 Jio Phone 2. The latest device will be delivered with a touchscreen display instead of a QWERTY keyboard. The JioPhone Next also runs a new and optimized version of the Android operating system with support for Google Play Store. The price of Jio Phone Next in India has not yet been revealed, but the company is hinting that it will be aggressively priced in the country. The smartphone aims to help the approximately 300 million users of 2G feature phones in India make the transition to a 4G smartphone. Let’s take a look at the Jio Phone Next sale date, the expected price in India and the specs.
JioPhone Next Launch Date In India
The first sales date of Jio Phone Next in India is slated for September 10. The device will most likely be available nationwide through leading e-stores, the Jio website, Jio Stores and other Jio outlets. The handset will most likely come in black and blue colours.
Jio Phone Next Price in India
The company is yet to announce the price of Jio Phone Next in India and sales offers. However, at the 2021 AGM, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani said the smartphone “will be by far the most affordable smartphone, not only in India, but worldwide.” To be clear, the iTel A53 Pro is currently one of the cheapest 4G smartphones in India. The device was launched in May with a price tag of Rs 4,999.
As with previous Jio Phones offerings, we expect the Jio Phone Next to also come with an exchange offer or a refundable deposit.
Jio Phone Following Specifications
The company has not yet revealed full Jio Phone Next specs, but said it will include voice assistant support, translation features and a camera that supports augmented reality. The phone runs on an optimized version of Android OS designed specifically for the device, which is believed to be similar to Google’s energy-efficient Android Go operating system. people at XDA Developers spotted the Jio Phone Next using the Go version of the Google Camera app. It is likely that the Jio Phone can come with Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Jio apps pre-installed. Needless to say, the Jio Phone Next only works with Jio SIM.
As for the Jio Phone Next design, the handset has a large touchscreen display with thick bezels, similar to 16:9 and 18:9 aspect ratios over time. The top edge of the phone appears to have a front-facing camera, earpiece and proximity sensor. On the back, the Jio Phone Next uses a rear-facing camera with LED flash, aligned vertically in the center just above the Jio logo. There is also a speaker grille and it appears that the back panel of the phone can be removed. The volume rocker and power button are on the right back.
Jio hasn’t revealed the top and bottom edges of the phone yet, so we can’t confirm whether the phone will have a micro USB or Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The left back of the phone is as clean as a slate.
Jio Phone Next Plans
It remains to be seen whether the Jio Phone Next plans will be the same as the JioPhone 2 and JioPhone 1 plans. If so, you have five prepaid plans, valid for up to 336 days and 56GB of data to choose from. Here are the details:
|JIO PHONE CHARGING PRICE||DATA PER DAY||TOTAL||VALIDITY|
|€ 75,-||100MB per day||3GB||28 days|
|€ 125,-||500MB per day||14GB||28 days|
|€ 155,-||1GB per day||28GB||28 days|
|€ 185,-||2GB per day||56GB||28 days|
|€ 749,-||2 GB every 28 days||24GB||336 days|
Apart from this, the company also offers data vouchers to JioPhone users. These vouchers offer the customer who has used up his existing balance an extra high-speed data advantage.
Jio Phone Data Vouchers
|JIO PHONE DATA VOUCHERS||BENEFIT||VALIDITY|
|Rs 22 voucher||2 GB data||28 days|
|Rs 52 voucher||6GB data||28 days|
|Rs 72 voucher||0.5 GB data/day||28 days|
|€102 . voucher||1 GB data/day||28 days|
|Rs 152 voucher||2 GB data/day||28 days|