JioPhone Next Ganesh Chaturthi release delayed, Reliance confirms Diwali availability

JioPhone Next Release in India: Reliance has officially confirmed to delay the release of the much awaited JioPhone Next to Diwali 2021. Jio-Google smartphone was previously announced to be available starting today, September 10.

Published:Fri, September 10, 2021 8:54am

By Sneha Saha


JioPhone Next was said to release in India today (September 10), on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Excited consumers will be disappointed to know that the availability of JioPhone Next has been delayed. Late on Thursday, Reliance released an official statement stating that the most awaited JioPhone Next will be released before Diwali.

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The company further said that the first ever Jio smartphone, developed together with Google, is currently in advanced trials. Diwali 2021 is set on November 4, so, we can expect the JioPhone Next to officially release by the end of October. The exact release date hasn't been revealed yet.


JioPhone Next release delayed reason

Reliance said that the global semiconductor shortage is the key reason behind pushing the release of the JioPhone Next smartphone. Shortage of semiconductor has been a global issue since the last few months and has hit several industries including smartphones, automobiles, video game consoles, among others. Jio is hopeful that the delay in roll out will help "mitigate the current industry-wide, global semiconductor shortages".


The company said that the JioPhone Next is currently being tested with a limited set of users in the country and will be widely available ahead of Diwali. With the JioPhone Next, the company aims to target users looking to shift from 2G feature phone to an affordable smartphone.

In an press note, the company said, "the device and the operating system will offer premium capabilities that have until now been associated with more powerful smartphones, including voice-first features that enable people to consume content and navigate the phone in their own language, deliver a great camera experience, and get the latest Android feature and security updates."

JioPhone Next expected price

Jio is yet to reveal the pricing of the JioPhone Next but rumours and leaks circulating on the internet suggest the price to be around Rs 3,499. Since the company hasn't revealed the official pricing of the JioPhone Next, we suggest to take all leaks and rumours with a pinch of salt for the time being.

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