Reliance Jio and Google today officially announced that the much-awaited made-for-India smartphone JioPhone Next will be available across India from Diwali. The phone is priced at ₹6,499 as a one-time purchase. Jio is also offering the JioPhone Next an entry price of ₹1,999 and the rest paid via easy EMI over 18 or 24 months.
JioPhone comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 Pixels and powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 quad-core processor with 2GB RAM. It offers 32GB internal storage and supports MicroSD up to 512GB. The device is backed by a 3500mAh battery and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
In the camera part, the JioPhone Next comes with a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 8MP front camera. Both front and rear cameras support Auto focus and 1080p recording at 30fps. Other key features are Dual SIM, AGPS, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, 3.5mm Audio Jack and a Micro USB Port.
JioPhone Next key features
Pragati OS – It’s a specially built operating system-based Android to deliver improved user experience for JioPhone Next users. It allows you to access millions of apps and games available on the Play Store and comes with over the air updates support for new features, customization, security updates and more to enhance the phone experience over time. The device also comes preloaded with a host of Jio and Google apps.
Qualcomm Processor – JioPhone Next uses Snapdragon 215 quad-core processor to deliver optimized connectivity and location technologies along with optimizations in device performance, audio, and battery.
Voice first capabilities – Google Assistant helps users to operate the device such as Opening an app, manage settings, make a voice call etc. by just speaking to it. User can get information or content from Internet easily in 10 Indian languages.
Read Aloud – It’s an Accessibility feature enables the user to have any content on their screen read out to them by the device. This allows users to consume content easily by simply listening in their preferred language. Read Aloud is a OS-wide features that will work with any text on their phone screen, including web pages, apps, messages, and even photos.
Translate Now – It enables the user to have any screen translated to the 10 popularly spoken Indian languages. This allows users to read any content in their language of preference.
Smart Camera – JioPhone Next camera supports various photography modes such as Portrait Mode, allowing users to capture great photos with an automatically blurred background. Night Mode allows users to capture better photos under low lighting conditions. JioPhone Next integrates India-themed Snapchat Lenses directly into Camera Go, the phone’s camera app. The camera also features custom India-themed Lenses to enhance their selfies with emotions and festivities.
Automatic feature updates – JioPhone Next comes with over the air updates support for new features, customization, security updates and more, to enhance the user experience over time.
Easy sharing – Quickly share apps, files, photos, videos, music and more with family and friends, even without the internet, using the ‘Nearby Share’ feature.
How to Buy JioPhone Next, EMI Scheme
JioPhone Next is offered in two colors – Black and Blue and will be available across the country at Reliance Retail’s extensive network of JioMart Digital retail locations with paperless digital financing options. There are two payment options – One-time purchase or Flexible EMI.
If you are looking for a one-time purchase, pay ₹6,499 and get the device. If you are looking for an EMI option, then, you’ll have to pay ₹1,999 as an initial payment and the rest of the amount in EMIs. There are 4 plans to choose from – Always-on, Large, XL and XXL. Check out all plan details below.
You can register your interest for JioPhone Next by visiting nearest Jio Mart Digital Retailer or visit Jio.com/next or by sending a ‘Hi’ WhatsApp message to 7018270182. On receiving the confirmation, you need to visit nearby Jio Mart Retailer to collect your JioPhone Next phone. As of now, there is no official confirmation about the Online availability of JioPhone Next.
JioPhone Next full specifications
720 X 1440 Pixels
60Hz Refresh Rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
Adreno 308 GPU
Up to 1.3 GHz
|13 MP, f/1.3
1080p @30fps Video
|8 MP, f/1.4
1080p @30fps Video
MicroSD Up to 512 GB
Nano + Nano
SIM 1 – 4G
SIM 2 – 2G/4G
Micro USB Port
3.5mm Audio Jack
|1511 Speaker and Receiver
Dual MEMS Digital Mic
|4G – LTE FDD B3(1800), B5(850),
LTE TDD B40(2300)
2G – B2, B3, B5,
Speed – LTE Cat4