JioPhone Next rollout will begin earlier than Diwali, Reliance Jio introduced late on Thursday evening. Although 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 the moment in superior trials, and can roll out forward of Diwali, which is going down on November four this yr.
The delay within the announcement of the Jio Phone Next value and supply plans seems to be related to the worldwide semiconductor scarcity, as Jio famous in its announcement that “this additional time will also help mitigate the current industry-wide, global 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 comparable to Android and the Play Store, however on the value of a featurephone. Although the corporate had not introduced a selected value for the JioPhone Next, a leak recommended that it could value Rs. 3,499, or $50.
The JioPhone Next is supposed to offer people who find themselves nonetheless utilizing 2G featurephones a path to improve, and Jio in its announcement on Thursday evening famous, “The device and the operating system will offer premium capabilities that have until now been associated with more powerful smartphones, including voice-first features that enable people to consume content and navigate the phone in their own language, deliver a great camera experience, and get the latest Android feature and security updates.”
It acknowledged that the telephones are at the moment being examined with a restricted set of customers, and shall be extensively rolled out by Diwali. At the identical time although, Jio talked about that the extra time will assist to deal with the semiconductor scarcity. This is a worldwide difficulty that has hit a number of industries, from smartphones to vehicles to online game consoles, and it’s probably that that is the principle trigger for the delay within the rollout of the reasonably priced smartphone.
JioPhone Next specs
Although 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 may also have Read 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.
Aside from this, from the pictures shared, we will see that it has thick bezels, and one digicam every on the back and front of the cellphone.
Past leaks recommend that the JioPhone Next could run on Android 11 (Go version) and might need a 5.5-inch show. The identical leaks additionally recommend a Qualcomm QM215 SoC, and a 2,500mAh battery, dual-SIM help, and 2GB or 3GB RAM choices, together with 16GB or 32GB storage choices. However, these particulars should not formally confirmed at this level.