The JioPhone Next, a new smartphone jointly developed by Google and Jio, is now available for purchase at the retail mobile stores across India. In addition to being available at all of the company’s stores, Jio Points, Reliance Digital stores, and Jio Centres throughout India, the device is also available online on Amazon.
The JioPhone Next includes the most advanced features currently available in smartphones. It is specifically designed to be affordable for all consumers—from those making the transition from inexpensive feature phones to more economical smartphones to those with limited phone access. The phone is delivered right to customers’ doorsteps when they order the phone online so that they can enjoy the most outstanding digital experience possible immediately upon receipt of their new device. And now, the customers can also visit their nearest Reliance digital stores or partner retailers to purchase the phone offline.
The JioPhone Next is the most affordable smartphone in its class, with an initial price of Rs. 6499/- (about). Customers may also purchase the JioPhone Next by making a one-time payment of Rs. 1999/- and paying the remaining balance in easy monthly instalments (EMIs) over 18 or 24 months.
The Jio Phone Next combines the strength of the ecosystem of all Google apps and premium applications from Jio and a high-powered back and front camera. The slick smartphone delivers unrivalled performance. The JioPhone Next is powered by Pragati OS, an optimized version of Android specifically designed for the JioPhone Next and tuned to give a streamlined and pleasurable experience for consumers in India. With this new operating system onboard, it provides a gateway to all Google apps and premium applications from Jio.
To ensure that the Pragati operating system was built for India first, Google and Jio conducted extensive research with Indian users to determine their needs and wants. The conclusion? People wanted a system that would be fast, reliable, and affordable. The Jio Phone Next has category-leading capabilities such as the ability to effortlessly access and consume content in a choice of ten different languages. Users who cannot read the information in one of these languages may now translate what is shown on their screen and even have it read back to them in another language with a single push of a button on their smartphone or tablet.
With the addition of reading Aloud and Translate Now to the operating system, users can read aloud any text on their phone’s screen — including websites, applications, messages, and even photographs. Users can also use Voice First Capabilities by using App Actions to provide an outstanding experience with many Google and Reliance Jio applications available on this smartphone.
The Jio Phone Next is equipped with a 5.45-inch HD display with multitouch capabilities and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, so it can stand up to even the clumsiest user. It comes pre-loaded with Google and Jio apps and runs on an Android-based Pragati operating system. The JioPhone Next features a powerful 13-megapixel back camera and an 8-megapixel front selfie camera with built-in filters and superior low-light photography capabilities.
Packed into that sleek body are a 3500-mAh battery, Qualcomm Snapdragon QM 215 processor, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, and a dedicated slot for an external memory card. The Jio Phone Next is available in three colours: blue, white, and black. Unfortunately, only Reliance’s proprietary sim Jio can provide 4G connectivity on this device. Using the Jio Phone Next with Sim cards of other telecom service providers will automatically switch the connectivity to 2G.