JioPhone Next rollout will begin before Diwali, Reliance Jio declared on Thursday night. Although the company had announced in June that the new, affordable, Jio phone would launch on Ganesh Chaturthi (that is September 10), it has announced via a press release that the smartphone is currently in advanced trials, and will roll out ahead of Diwali, which is taking place on November 4 this year.
The postponement in the announcement of the Jio Phone Next cost and delivery plans appears to be connected to the global semiconductor shortage, as Jio noted in its declaration that “this additional time will also help mitigate the current industry-wide, global semiconductor shortages.”
Reliance Jio had in June announced the September 10 launch date for the phone and said that it was being created with Google, and would bring cell phone components, for example, Android and the Play Store, however at the cost of a feature phone. Although the company had not announced a specific price for the JioPhone Next, a leak suggested that it may cost Rs. 3,499, or $50.
The JioPhone Next is meant to give peoples who are still using 2G featurephones a path to upgrade, and Jio in its declaration on Thursday night noticed, “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 expressed that the phones are as of now being tried with a restricted arrangement of users, and will be widely rolled out by Diwali. Simultaneously, however, Jio mentioned that the extra time will assist with adapting to the semiconductor lack. This is a worldwide issue that has hit multiple industries, from smartphones to automobiles to video game consoles, and all things considered, this is the main cause for the delay in the rollout of the affordable smartphone.
JioPhone Next Specifications
Although Jio has not given detailed specifications of the upcoming phone, it uncovered a couple of insights regarding the smartphone. For a certain something, it clearly works on 4G — as it’s intended to deal with the Reliance Jio organization. It will also have Read Aloud and Translate Now includes, to make it more available to users. The smartphone also comes preloaded with Google Play, and India India specific Snapchat lenses.
Besides this, from the images shared, we can see that it has thick bezels, and one camera each on the front and back of the phone.
Past spills suggest that the JioPhone Next might run on Android 11 (Go edition) and might have a 5.5-inch display. Similar breaks also suggest a Qualcomm QM215 SoC, and a 2,500mAh battery, dual-SIM support, and 2GB or 3GB RAM options, along with 16GB or 32GB storage options. However, these details are not officially confirmed at this point.