Mukesh Ambani at the Reliance AGM said that about 300 million (300 million) mobile users in India still have not been able to move beyond 2G service, because even the cheapest 4G phone in the country is not yet affordable. He says that he and Google CEO Sundar Pichai together were determined to make a next generation 4G phone, which is also cheaper. Even though the company has not yet disclosed the features and specifications of this phone, but has made it so clear that JioPhone Next will be launched in India on Ganesh Chaturthi, that is, September 10. At present, its price has not been disclosed. It has been said that this will be the cheapest 4G phone not only in India but across the globe.
JioPhone Next price in India, availability details
The price of JioPhone Next in India is yet to be revealed. However, the phone has been said to be made available for purchase from September 10.
JioPhone Next specifications
JioPhone Next is designed for those who want to upgrade from 2G to 4G connectivity with an affordable smartphone. The new offering is based on a custom Android operating system, specially designed by Google for Jio. The smartphone will come preloaded with a voice assistant and will also have the ability to read screen text. Apart from this, it will also bring translation feature in different languages. Its camera will be equipped with AR. Since the phone has been prepared in collaboration with Google, it will also get the latest updates of Android from time to time.
This is not the first time that Jio is bringing home handsets to its customers. In July 2017, the telecom company introduced Jio Phone as its smart feature phone with 4G connectivity. That model was also upgraded with the launch of Jio Phone 2 in 2018. However, the phone came with a QWERTY keyboard and the new phone will come with a full touch screen.