JioPhone Subsequent rollout will start earlier than Diwali, Reliance Jio introduced late on Thursday night time. Though the corporate had introduced in June that the brand new, inexpensive, Jio telephone would launch on Ganesh Chaturthi (that’s September 10), it has introduced through 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 4 this 12 months.
The delay within the announcement of the Jio Telephone Subsequent worth and supply plans seems to be related to the worldwide semiconductor scarcity, as Jio famous in its announcement that “this extra time can even assist mitigate the present industry-wide, world semiconductor shortages.”
Reliance Jio had in June introduced the September 10 launch date for the telephone and stated that it was being developed with Google, and would carry smartphone options similar to Android and the Play Retailer, however on the worth of a featurephone. Though the corporate had not introduced a selected worth for the JioPhone Subsequent, a leak instructed that it might value 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 individuals to devour content material and navigate the telephone in their very own language, ship an important digicam expertise, and get the newest Android function and safety updates.”
It acknowledged that the telephones are at the moment being examined with a restricted set of customers, and can be broadly rolled out by Diwali. On the identical time although, Jio talked about that the extra time will assist to deal with the semiconductor scarcity. This can be a world difficulty that has hit a number of industries, from smartphones to cars to online game consoles, and it’s possible that that is the principle trigger for the delay within the rollout of the inexpensive smartphone.
JioPhone Subsequent specs
Though Jio has not given detailed specs of the upcoming smartphone, it did reveal just a few particulars concerning the telephone. For one factor, it clearly works on 4G — as its meant to work on the Reliance Jio community. It should even have Learn Aloud and Translate Now options, to make it extra accessible to customers. The telephone additionally comes preloaded with Google Play, and India particular Snapchat lenses.
Except for this, from the pictures shared, we are able to see that it has thick bezels, and one digicam every on the back and front of the telephone.
Previous leaks counsel that the JioPhone Subsequent could run on Android 11 (Go version) and may need a 5.5-inch show. The identical leaks additionally counsel 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.