JioPhone Subsequent rollout will begin earlier than Diwali, Reliance Jio introduced late on Thursday night time. Though the corporate had introduced in June that the brand new, reasonably priced, Jio cellphone would launch on Ganesh Chaturthi (that’s September 10), it has introduced by way of a press launch that the smartphone is at present in superior trials, and can roll out forward of Diwali, which is going down on November 4 this 12 months.
The delay within the announcement of the Jio Telephone Subsequent worth and supply plans seems to be linked to the worldwide semiconductor scarcity, as Jio famous in its announcement that “this extra time may even assist mitigate the present industry-wide, world semiconductor shortages.”
Reliance Jio had in June introduced the September 10 launch date for the cellphone and mentioned that it was being developed with Google, and would convey smartphone options resembling Android and the Play Retailer, however on the worth of a featurephone. Though the corporate had not introduced a particular worth for the JioPhone Subsequent, a leak advised that it might price Rs. 3,499, or $50.
The JioPhone Subsequent is supposed to supply people who find themselves nonetheless utilizing 2G featurephones a path to improve, and Jio in its announcement on Thursday night time famous, “The system and the working system will provide premium capabilities which have till now been related to extra highly effective smartphones, together with voice-first options that allow folks to devour content material and navigate the cellphone in their very own language, ship an awesome digital camera expertise, and get the most recent Android characteristic and safety updates.”
It acknowledged that the telephones are at present being examined with a restricted set of customers, and will likely be broadly rolled out by Diwali. On the similar time although, Jio talked about that the extra time will assist to deal with the semiconductor scarcity. This can be a world concern that has hit a number of industries, from smartphones to cars to online game consoles, and it’s seemingly that that is the primary trigger for the delay within the rollout of the reasonably priced smartphone.
JioPhone Subsequent specs
Though Jio has not given detailed specs of the upcoming smartphone, it did reveal a couple of particulars in regards to the cellphone. For one factor, it clearly works on 4G — as its meant to work on the Reliance Jio community. It would even have Learn Aloud and Translate Now options, to make it extra accessible to customers. The cellphone additionally comes preloaded with Google Play, and India particular Snapchat lenses.
Except for this, from the photographs shared, we will see that it has thick bezels, and one digital camera every on the back and front of the cellphone.
Previous leaks recommend that the JioPhone Subsequent might run on Android 11 (Go version) and may need a 5.5-inch show. The identical leaks additionally recommend a Qualcomm QM215 SoC, and a 2,500mAh battery, dual-SIM assist, and 2GB or 3GB RAM choices, together with 16GB or 32GB storage choices. Nonetheless, these particulars usually are not formally confirmed at this level.