After truckloads of speculations and leaks, Reliance Jio has finally announced its first-ever smartphone at its 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) event. The JioPhone Next takes forward Jio’s collaboration with Google that came into existence last year. Also Read - How to get free Netflix subscription: Just follow these steps
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JioPhone Next smartphone announced
It is revealed that the new Jio smartphone will use the Android operating system, which will be specially customised for JioPhone Next users in India. We are likely to see more India-centric features like Read Aloud and Translate Now to help people view content in their language. Also Read - Airtel 5G Mumbai trials show download speeds of 1.2Gbps, upload at 850Mbps
While there’s no word on the Android version, we are assured that the phone will get regular updates with the inbuilt Google Play Protect security features. There will be access to Google Assistant and a number of Jio apps.
Its features and specifications are still under the wraps. But, Jio claims to offer good cameras with support for HDR and Night mode. Jio has also partnered with Snapchat to provide people with access to the app’s Indian filters. A good performance is also expected.
But, we do have some leaks to look at. There are chances that the JioPhone Next will be powered by a Snapdragon 480 chip as part of its deal with Qualcomm. The device is most likely to include both front and rear cameras, up to 2GB of RAM, and up to 16GB of storage. This hints at an Android Go Edition for the phone.
The JioPhone Next will be launched on September 10, which marks the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi.
This isn’t a stop to the Jio-Google partnership. Jio will also launch a 5G smartphone, which will be done with Google’s help.
In addition to this, the telecom operator will make use of Google Clouds’ ‘cutting-edge technologies to help power Jio’s 5G solutions.’
Reliance Jio is yet to announce more details on its first smartphone that is a few months away from its official launch. We will keep you posted on all the details that will come our way. Hence, stay tuned.