JioPhone Next to launch this Diwali – specs, features and everything we know so far

JioPhone Next to launch this Diwali – specs, features and everything we know so far
JioPhone Next.Reliance
  • The JioPhone Next is set to be launched by Diwali, November 4.
  • The device is aimed at first-time smartphone buyers shifting from 2G to 4G.
  • Here’s everything we know so far about the affordable smartphone from Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio.
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio is all set to announce its much anticipated affordable smartphone, the JioPhone Next in time for Diwali (November 4). The company had confirmed the launch on October 22.

Jio is betting on the JioPhone Next to fuel its next wave of subscriber addition and is targeting the device at first-time smartphone buyers looking to shift from 2G to 4G. Ahead of the launch, the company has released a video highlighting some of the features of the device.

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JioPhone Next expected launch date

The JioPhone Next is expected to launch soon and will be available by Diwali, November 4.


JioPhone Next features

The JioPhone Next has been developed by Reliance Jio in collaboration with Google. The phone will run on PragatiOS and will come preloaded with apps from Jio and Google.

JioPhone Next to launch this Diwali – specs, features and everything we know so far
The JioPhone Next will run on PragatiOS.Reliance Jio

While Jio has not mentioned how many updates the device will receive, the company has said that the device will get automatic software updates and security updates.

The JioPhone Next will come with a voice assistant, allowing first-time users to easily operate the device. It will also come with a ‘read aloud’ function that will offer content to users in their selected language.

JioPhone Next expected specifications


The JioPhone Next is expected to sport a 5.5-inch HD+ display with thick bezels at the top and bottom. It is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 chipset coupled with Adreno 306 GPU. The smartphone is expected to be available in 2GB and 3GB RAM variants with up to 32GB of internal storage.

The video from Jio has revealed that the device will come with a 13MP primary camera with flash. On the front, the device is expected to feature an 8MP selfie camera. Jio has said that the camera app will come with custom Indian augmented reality (AR) filters.

It is expected to be powered by a 2,500mAh battery and will feature a microUSB port.

We should know more about the JioPhone Next in the coming days.


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