JioPhone Next — All we know about Jio and Google’s low-cost smartphone

Sep 6, 2021

By: Marcia Sekhose

JioPhone Next

JioPhone Next has been jointly developed by Reliance Jio and Google. It features an optimised version of Android with custom features for Indian users.

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Sale and price

JioPhone Next is scheduled to go on sale from September 10 onwards. Reliance is yet to reveal the price of the JioPhone Next but it is expected to cost around ₹3,499.

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Camera features

The JioPhone Next will offer optimisations for low-light photography. It will also have an HDR mode, and feature India-specific Snapchat lenses integrated into the phone’s camera.

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Google Assistant

JioPhone Next users will be able to ask Google Assistant for the latest cricket scores or weather updates, play music on JioSaavn and even check the balance on My Jio.

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Display

The JioPhone Next is expected to feature a 5.5-inch HD display.

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Chipset, storage variants

The smartphone is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 processor. It could launch in two variants of 2GB RAM 16GB storage and 3GB RAM 32GB storage.

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Software

On the software front, it could run Android 11 (Go Edition). The smartphone is also confirmed to feature a customised version of Android.

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Cameras

The JioPhone Next is expected to feature a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera.

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Battery

The JioPhone Next could pack a 2,500mAh battery.

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