JioPhone Next smartphone specifications revealed ahead of release

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JioPhone Next smartphone specifications revealed ahead of release
JioPhone Next is scheduled to release on September 10. Google
  • JioPhone Next is a low-cost 4G smartphone jointly developed by Reliance Jio and Google.
  • It will be available to purchase from September 10 onwards.
  • JioPhone Next is expected to come with a 13-megapixel rear camera, an HD display and Android 11 (Go edition).
Reliance Jio is scheduled to launch the ‘JioPhone Next’ smartphone on September 10. It’s a low-cost smartphone jointly developed by Jio and Google. At the RIL AGM in June this year, Jio announced the JioPhone Next revealing some of its design and some of its key features. It however, did not detail the specifications of the JioPhone Next.

The specifications of the JioPhone Next have now been revealed by XDA Developers’ Mishaal Rahman. The smartphone will feature a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. We already know that the JioPhone Next will come with optimisations for low-light photography and it will also have an HDR mode. The JioPhone Next will also have India-specific Snapchat lenses integrated into the phone’s camera.

The JioPhone Next will feature an HD (720p) display although the screen size isn’t known yet. It will be powered by the Qualcomm 215 Mobile Platform. On the software front, the JioPhone Next will run Android 11 (Go Edition) out-of-the-box. More features on the JioPhone Next include dual SIM support, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. The smartphone will also come with Android Go apps pre-installed such as Camera Go. Rahman also spotted a “DuoGo” app on the JioPhone Next but it seems different from the Duo Go app.

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Customisations for Indian users

As for what’s confirmed for the JioPhone Next, it will be highly customised for Indian users. Google features such as Read Aloud and Translate Now will be integrated in the OS. These features will work with any text on the phone screen in addition to web pages, apps, messages and photos as well. Google Assistant will also be optimised for Jio-related queries like playing music on JioSaavn or checking your balance on My Jio. The smartphone will also receive regular security updates and Android releases.

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