Reliance Jio Next was launched last year and aimed to democratize smartphones. However, the device failed to garner enough market share. Now Reliance Jio is betting big on 5G. Not only as a telecom carrier but also as a smartphone maker. The company is reportedly planning to launch a 5G smartphone alongside the rollout of its 5G network.
New one report good It has surfaced, which claims that the Reliance JioPhone 5G may be on the card. Android Central has provided details about the launch timeline of the device as well as the specifications of the upcoming device. The website has cited internal sources for this new information.
It is interesting to note that the Reliance JioPhone 5G could be just one of the many smartphones that the company is planning to launch. The specs of the new JioPhone 5G may also change before the official launch. Readers are advised to take this information with a grain of salt.
Reports suggest that Reliance Jio is planning to launch JioPhone 5G later this year. The launch of the new smartphone may coincide with the rollout of the 5G network by Jio. Considering that 5G is still mostly found in devices priced above Rs 15,000, Reliance Jio will be cutting the market for its new affordable smartphone. To take on the likes of Redmi and Realme smartphones, Jio will have to price the JioPhone 5G at a very attractive price.
The report not only revealed the launch timeline of the new Jio smartphone, but also shared the specifications of the upcoming device. The JioPhone 5G is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 480 5G chipset, which is one of the cheapest chipsets to offer 5G connectivity.
The RAM will be expanded up to 4GB and the internal storage may be limited to 32GB. However, the JioPhone 5G is expected to get a dedicated microSD card slot in addition to the dual SIM slot.
The display of the new phone will be upgraded compared to JioPhone Next. The JioPhone 5G is expected to feature a 6.5-inch display with HD+ resolution (1600×720).
Connectivity will be the USP of the device. The report suggests that the phone could support the N3, N5, N28, N40 and N78 5G bands.
In terms of battery, the device is expected to house a fairly large 5000mAh unit. On top of all that, the device could also get a USB Type-C port along with 18W fast charging capability.
The camera could be where Jio can cut some corners. The report suggests that Reliance Jio may use the same camera module as was used on the JioPhone Next. This means that the phone can have a 13-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel front camera.
In terms of design, the JioPhone 5G is expected to get an updated look. The bezels can be much thinner than the ones found on the JioPhone Next. The phone could house the front-facing camera in the hole-punch cutout.
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