Reliance Jio confirmed at RIL’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) that it is working with Google to develop an affordable 5G smartphone. However, at that time, the company did not reveal any further details about its upcoming smartphone. Now, a new report states that the upcoming 5G smartphone from Jio is likely to be priced under Rs 12,000.
According to a report by Counterpoint Research (Via The Economic Times) Jio’s 5G-enabled smartphone is likely to be priced between Rs 8,000 and Rs 12,000 and will be launched once the company has achieved widespread 5G coverage. The report also states that this strategy is similar to that of the company when it launched the 4G-enabled smartphone, which it developed in collaboration with Google. At the time, the move helped the company’s 2G customers upgrade to a much faster 4G network. Now that the company will release a 5G-enabled smartphone, it will help the company upgrade its 4G customers to 5G networks and attract new customers.
Furthermore, the report states that Jio is expected to price its prepaid 5G plans at a tariff that is about 20 percent higher than its 4G plans. The move is likely to help the telecom giant achieve an average revenue per user (ARPU) of around Rs 188 and a subscriber base of around Rs 12 million by the financial year 2024 and an ARPU of Rs 208 and a subscriber base of around Rs 21 million. end of fiscal year 2025.
Significantly, this is not the first time that reports have talked about the possibility of a 5G smartphone by Jio. Reports in the past have indicated Jio’s 5G phone to come with a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1600×720 pixels. It is likely to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 480 system-on-chip (SoC) coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space that can be further expanded using a microSD card. The upcoming smartphone is tipped to run Google’s Android 11 (Go Edition) operating system that has been specially optimized for Jio’s 5G smartphones. On the camera front, the phone is expected to get 13MP + 2MP cameras at the back and an 8MP camera on the front. It is likely to be backed by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging technology.
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