Earlier in June, at the Reliance 44th Annual General Meeting, the company’s telecom arm introduced the Jio Phone Next smartphone. The handset is unlike the previous LYF-branded devices from Reliance, as the brand has developed the Jio Phone Next in collaboration with Google. The entry-level 4G handset is targeted towards first-time smartphone buyers in the country. While announcing the Jio Phone Next, the company said that the smartphone will go on sale in early September. Now, a new report has revealed the pre-booking details of the device.
Jio Phone Next’s pre-bookings in India starting very soon
According to a report by the tech publication91mobiles, the Jio Phone Next will be available to pre-book in India as soon as next week. The publication has learned this information from its retail sources in the country. Furthermore, the report claims that Reliance Jio has started talking with its retail partners to commence the pre-bookings for the Jio Phone Next next week. It’s worth mentioning that this information isn’t from an official company source, so it’s advisable to take it with a pinch of salt for now.
Jio Phone Next specifications and features
At the launch, Reliance Jio didn’t reveal many details regarding the specs of the Jio Phone Next smartphone. However, recently the gadget tipster Yogesh Brar leaked the complete specs and features of the upcoming budget phone. As per the leaker, the Jio Phone Next will be arriving with a 5.5-inch HD display. The phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 processor. The handset is said to be offered in two RAM and storage variants – 2GB + 16GB and 3GB + 32GB.
Software-wise, the Jio Phone Next will be booting the Android 11 (Go edition). For imaging, the smartphone is tipped to have a 13-megapixel single primary camera on the back, which will be aided by an LED flash unit. For selfies and video calling, the device is said to have an 8MP shooter on the front. Lastly, the tipster claims that the Jio Phone Next will be fuelled by a 2,500mAh battery, which should last for a day with regular usage.
Jio Phone Next pricing and availability
According to Yogesh Brar, the Jio Phone Next will be priced at around Rs 3,499. If this is true, the Jio Phone Next will disrupt the affordable 4G smartphone market in India. As devices with similar features are priced in the country are priced higher than Jio Phone Next’s leaked price tag. That said, we should have official information in the coming days as the phone is slated to go on sale in the country on September 10th.