JioPhone Next was announced by Mukesh Ambani at Reliance Industries’ 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday. The new Android smartphone has come as a result of the partnership between Reliance Jio and Google that was announced last year and was revealed by both Mukesh Ambani and Google head Sundar Pichai. It offers an optimized Android experience on top of entry-level hardware to attract the masses.
The JioPhone Next also offers Google Play store access and feature including voice assistant, programmed read-out loud of screen text, and language interpretation. Speaking at the Reliance AGM, Ambani said, “India still has nearly 300 million mobile users who are unable to escape from inefficient and exorbitant 2G services… because even a basic 4G smartphone remains unaffordable for these users. Last year… Sundar and I had talked about Google and Jio co-developing a next-generation, feature-rich, but an extremely affordable smartphone.” While many features of the upcoming phone were revealed, and its launch date of Ganesh Chaturthi, September 10, the price of the phone was not announced yet, only that it will be “the most affordable smartphone not just in India, but globally.”
The launch of the new Jio phone could give an intense battle to organizations including Xiaomi, Samsung, and Realme that are offering a rundown of models in the reasonable market segment.
JioPhone Next cost in India is yet to be uncovered. Be that as it may, the telephone is scheduled to be accessible for buy from September 10.
JioPhone Next details
JioPhone Next specifications
The JioPhone Next is designed for people looking to upgrade from 2G to 4G connectivity along with an affordable smartphone. The new offering is based on a custom Android operating system that has been specifically designed by Google for Jio. The phone comes preloaded with a voice assistant and offers features including programmed read-aloud of screen text, language translation, and a camera with augmented reality filters. It also comes with support for regular Android updates.
“JioPhone Next is powered by an extremely optimized version of the Android operating system that has been jointly developed by Jio and Google, especially for the Indian market,” said Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries, at the virtual AGM. “This is a testimony to a global technology giant, and a national technology champion, working together to make truly a breakthrough product that can be first introduced in India, and then taken to the rest of the world.”