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JioPhone 5G leak reveals design, key specifications ahead of launch

JioPhone 5G leak reveals design, key specifications ahead of launch
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  • Reliance Jio has been working on an affordable 5G smartphone for some time now.
  • A leak has revealed the design and some of the specifications of the smartphone.
  • Here’s everything you need to know about the JioPhone 5G.

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio during the launch of its 5G services in India had announced that the telecom giant is working with Google to develop affordable 5G smartphones. It has been nearly ten months since and Jio has not revealed any information yet. However, a recent leak has now revealed the design and some of the specifications of the JioPhone 5G.

While it is not clear if the device has been developed with Google, this won’t be the first time the telecom operator has partnered with the tech giant to launch a smartphone. In 2021, the company had launched the JioPhone Next, an affordable 4G smartphone in partnership with Google.

JioPhone 5G live image




The new leak posted on Twitter shows the back and the front of the smartphone, along with Jio and 5G branding at the back. As expected for an affordable smartphone, the leaked device is expected to come with a plastic back.

We can see from the leaked image that the device will feature a dual camera setup at the back, with the primary camera being a 13MP sensor. This could be equipped with a 2MP sensor. On the front, the device comes with a waterdrop notch with a selfie camera, which could be a 5MP sensor.

The tipster has also mentioned that the device could be equipped with a Unisoc 5G chipset or the Dimensity 700 processor.

JioPhone 5G launch and price


While Reliance Jio has not revealed any information about the smartphone yet, the tipster has mentioned that the device is expected to be launched between Diwali and new year. Considering that the company began its 5G rollout on Diwali in 2022, it is possible that it may use the same day for the launch of its smartphone.

The JioPhone 5G is expected to be priced under INR 10,000. We expect the company to also announce bundled plans that will make the device cheaper.

Competition in the budget segment


The Indian budget smartphone segment is quite competitive and is dominated by Chinese smartphone companies such as Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo. In June 2022, Chinese companies accounted for 79% of India’s smartphone shipments.

Amid a crackdown on Chinese companies, a report had suggested that the government may restrict Chinese smartphone makers from the budget segment. The government however rejected this and said that there are no plans to ban Chinese companies from the budget segment.

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