Update: After several teasers, Reliance Jio has finally officially launched the JioPhone Next today by announcing its price, specs, and availability details. The phone will be available from Diwali on November 04 and priced at Rs. 6,499. However, you can purchase it for as low as Rs. 1,999 while paying the rest through EMIs. Read on to know all details.
JioPhone Next Full Specs
- 5.45-inch HD+(1440 x 720 pixels) display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- 1.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 215 Processor with Adreno 308 GPU
- 2GB RAM and 32GB storage (expandable up to 512GB)
- Android 11 (Go Edition) with Pragati OS
- 13MP autofocus rear camera, and 8MP autofocus front camera
- 3500mAh battery
- 3.5mm jack, FM Radio, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, micro USB.
JioPhone Next Price and Plans
The JioPhone can be purchased at Rs. 1,999 only and you can pay the rest amount via easy EMI options in 18 or 24 months. These EMIs plans with data and voice benefits start at Rs. 300 per month. You can also purchase the phone without any plan for Rs. 6499.
JioPhone Next Availability
The JioPhone Next will be available from Diwali i.e. November 4. You will be able to buy it through JioMart Digital’s 30,000 retail partners with paperless financing options.
You can also get it from Jio.com, or Jio offline store. Moreover, you can just send “Hi” to 70182-70182 on WhatsApp to purchase the new JioPhone.
Earlier: JioPhone Next is one of the most awaited smartphones of this year after its announcement back in June at the company’s annual meeting. It was supposed to launch in September first but due to the chip shortage, the phone got delayed. Now, the JioPhone Next is finally set to launch on Diwali 2021. Ahead of the official launch, some hidden features of JioPhone Next have been surfaced on the internet. Read on to know the details.
Hidden Features of JioPhone Next
Jio has released a new teaser for its JioPhone Next on its YouTube channel. Dubbed as ‘Making of JioPhone Next’, this teaser not only teases the design of the smartphone but also reveals some hidden features of the upcoming JioPhone. Let’s know all these things.
Older but solid design
As seen in the video, the JioPhone Next seems to feature an older design, like smartphones from back in 2017-18. The teaser shows the phone with thicker bezels on top and bottom, a single camera and a Jio logo at the back, volume and power buttons at the right, and a MicroUSB port at the bottom.
This type of design is understandable given that it will come at an affordable price point.
Jio has already recently announced that the next Jio phone will be powered by a Qualcomm processor. The teaser also hints about the Qualcomm chip but other details about it were not revealed. We expect that the JioPhone Next could be powered by a low-end Snapdragon 200 series chipset.
The most interesting feature of the JioPhone Next will be the all-new PragatiOS. This new Android 11-based software skin is made by Google and Jio together. It will be very easy to use as it is designed to keep in mind first-time smartphone users in India.
The JioPhone Next will support all android apps and it will come preloaded with a host of Jio apps too. It will also have Play Store, so users can download other apps from there.
Automatic software updates
Jio also promises to offer OTA updates to this phone. So users won’t have to worry about outdated software, as updates will be released over the air and the phone is going to get these updates automatically. Moreover, it will also get security patch updates as well.
13MP main camera
The JioPhone Next will come with a single 13MP camera on the back. As per the teaser, the camera has several photo modes to help users capture images in all settings. For example, it will have a ‘portrait mode to capture photos with blurred backgrounds.
Then there will also be a night mode to help users take photos in low light. The camera will also come preloaded with custom AR filters associated with Indian emotions and festivals.
Another unique feature that JioPhone Next is gonna have is voice assistant. It will help users control the device with their voice. One can open apps, manage settings and browse the internet, among other things using the voice assistant.
Read Aloud Feature
There is also a Read Aloud feature that will speak whatever is on the screen. So users have already had too much screen time, this feature is the best for them. Moreover, users can hear content on screen in a language of their choosing.
Another such accessibility feature is ‘Translate’ that will help users to have any content translated to a language of their understanding. So using JioPhone one can easily read anything even in a foreign language and they will read it in their native language.
Long battery life
The new JioPhone is expected to get approx. 3000mAh battery. Also, Pragati OS is designed in such a way that will offer optimum performance while maintaining battery life.
Made in India
Jio also reveals in the video that JioPhone Next is completely “Made in India”. The phone is assembled in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh in collaboration with Neolync, an electronics production company.
Just like Jio’s other services as previous phones, the JioPhone Next will also be an affordable smartphone. The company says that it wants to bring the smartphone experience to the masses with the JioPhone Next.
Moreover, since the phone is completely locally assembled, which would also help bring down its manufacturing cost. As per the reports, the JioPhone Next price is likely to be between Rs 5,000 and Rs. 7000.
The JioPhone Next is set to be launched next month on the occasion of Diwali, so it will be available to purchase in early November.
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