Reliance Jio will launch an entry-level 5G phone, the Jio 5G phone, in India. Yes. you heard it right, it is not a rumor. At the AGM of Reliance, Mukesh Ambani announced they are planning to bring a truly lower-budget 5G smartphone to India. At what cost will this Jio 5G Phone come, and what will be its specs? We will try to know this here. Also, we will discuss when this Jio 5G Phone will launch in India.
As you all know, the already launched Jio Phone Next was made with the partnership of Google, where the companies put a new OS, Pragati OS, on the smartphone. Since then, there is no news about the break of this collaboration. So, I don’t think there will be major changes in the new Jio 5G smartphone except for the updated features and increased price.
According to my supposition, the Jio 5G Phone will be a lineup modal of the Jio Phone Next, which will come with the 5G connectivity and some updated features. No doubt, the price will be higher. But what will be these updated features of the Jio 5G Phone and its increased price? Let’s try to figure it out.
Obviously, we don’t have any official clue about it but as we assumed the features and price of the Jio Phone Next, we will do the same for the Jio 5G Phone. I will share the expected features and price of the Jio 5G Phone with you guys. Hopefully, you will see all these expected features in the Jio 5G Phone after its launch.
The Expected Price of Jio’s Upcoming 5G Phone
From the very start, providing products or services at cheaper prices is the USP of Reliance Jio. The company targets all Indian users and aims to provide its service to all middle and lower-class Indians. So, one thing is clear, the upcoming Jio 5G Phone will be an entry-level and cheaper 5G smartphone.
Keeping the Jio Phone Next’s price in mind, the Jio 5G Phones price may start from 8,000 INR. But, it should not be more than 12,000 INR. So, you can say the expected price range of the Jio 5G Phone is 8,000 INR to 12,000 INR.
There is speculation that the EMI option will also be there to buy the Jio 5G Phone. Like the Jio Phone Next, users will be able to buy the Jio 5G Phone by paying a certain down payment and the rest of the amount in monthly installments. The minimum down payment of the Jio 5G Phone may be around 3,000 INR.
Expected Features Of Jio 5G Phone
I know that firstly, you will love to know which processor you will get in the Jio 5G Phone. Let me tell you that probably the Jio 5G Phone will have a Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G or 480 5G Octa Core processor. But, the 480 Plus 5G has more chances as it is the latest one and has more compatibility with the 5G network. Apart from that, We are expecting four RAM and storage variants in the Jio 5G Phone.
- 3GB RAM with 32GB storage.
- 3GB RAM with 64GB storage.
- 4GB RAM with 32GB storage.
- 4GB RAM with 64GB Storage.
As we talked earlier about Google and Reliance Jio partnership for making a new OS, Pragati OS, for the Jio Phone Next. This OS was designed especially for Jio smartphones. Now, talking about the OS in the Jio 5G Phone, I don’t think there will be any other Operating System than Pragati OS in the Jio 5G Phone.
However, many other sources on the internet are expecting Android 11 but I think when the company has a dedicated OS for Jio smartphones, there is no logic to go for any other. Nevertheless, let’s wait for the official announcement.
Coming to the display of the Jio 5G Phone. In this price range, we can’t expect a display other than the LCD, which is not bad. The screen size will be a bit longer than the Jio Phone Next. We can expect a 6.5-inch screen with a 60Hz refresh rate in the Jio 5G Phone.
We are expecting a 4000mAh battery with an 18W charger. After that, the camera that we can expect in the Jio 5G Phone is a 13MP primary camera with a 5MP depth sensor and a flashlight. And then an 8MP front camera.
Some Other Expected Features Of Jio 5G Phone
If you remember, the Jio Phone Next has three highlighted features: Read Aloud, Translate Now, and Voice Assistant. The first one, Read Aloud, is used to listen to the content on the screen. The second one, Translate Now, is for reading the screen content in any language. And the Voice Assistant helps to operate the phone by voice command. Likely, these three features will also be seen in the upcoming Jio 5G phone.
Moreover, the Jio 5G Phone will expectedly support Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB-C connectivity features. Also, the smartphone may come with a dual SIM tray and a dedicated SD card slot.
What will be the Expected Release Date?
If you remember, in the same way, last year, the Jio Phone Next was announced at the AGM of Reliance and said to launch around Diwali. As said, the company launched Jio Phone Next on 4th November 2021. Likewise, we can expect that the launch date of the Jio 5G Phone will be around Diwali of 2022, in the first week of November 2022. Nevertheless, there is no exact official date from the company itself.
The Jio 5G Phone will be the first 5G phone in India at this price point. As of now, other Indian and foreign smartphone brands are not launching 5G smartphones at this price point. So, if you are planning to buy an entry-level 5G smartphone, waiting for the Jio 5G Phone will be worth it for you.