Everything you need to know before buying JioPhone Next
Reliance Jio recently announced its ambitious budget smartphone JioPhone Next in the Indian market. The company has worked closely with Google and Qualcomm for this phone. This is a budget phone and aims at consumers who do not want to spend much money on a smartphone. The company is selling the phone at easy EMI options, so everyone can easily afford it. In this article, I will explain everything about the phone’s specs and pricing. So, you have clarity about the phone before you make purchasing decision.
JioPhone Next Pricing
JioPhone Next is priced at Rs. 6499. You can pay this amount and get the smartphone. In case you don’t find this pricing suitable for your budget, you can play just Rs. Rs 1,999 and pay the rest amount at EMIs.
The EMIs include Jio prepaid plans. So, you will be paying for the phone and network both. There are different EMI plans. You need to select one based on your data usage. The first plan offers 5GB of data and 100 minutes of talk time per month. See the different plans in the picture added below.
There will also be an Rs. 501 processing fee. If you select the cheapest plan of Rs. 300 per month, you will be actually paying Rs. 9700 in 2 years for the phone. But this also includes the cost of prepaid recharge for the next 2 years.
300*24+501+1999 = 9700
JioPhone Next runs Pragati OS based on Android 11 Go edition. This software has been made by Google to offer a better experience on a low-end phone. This phone runs the Go and Lite edition of apps.
Pragati OS has an integrated voice assistant to help users perform different things like open apps, manage settings and search for content on the web. Voice assistant works in multiple Indian languages. It also has a built-in translation feature to translate content from any foreign language to the native language of the phone selected by the user.
There is also a Read Aloud feature that can read the content on the phone screen. The camera has several smart features include AI portrait mode, Night Mode, AR filters, and Snapchat Lenses.
The phone will come with several Jio and Google apps preloaded. Play Store will let users download more apps if they want.
Google promises timely security updates and Android updates.
JioPhonoe Next Hardware
The phone features a 5.5-inches HD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and anti-fingerprint coating. It packs quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon QM-215 Soc with 2GB RAM and 32BB of storage. Storage is further expandable up to 512GB. The phone has 13 megapixels rear camera and 8 megapixels selfie camera. It is a 4G phone and packs a 3500mAH battery.
JioPhone Next specifications
- 5.45-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) HD+ display with antifingerprint coating, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- 1.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 215 SoC
- Adreno 308 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB storage, expandable up to 512GB with microSD
- Android 11 (Go Edition) with Pragati OS
- 13MP autofocus rear camera, LED flash
- 8MP autofocus front camera
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, micro USB
- Accelerometer, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
- 3500mAh battery
How to buy JioPhone Next?
JioPhone Next will be available across the country starting November 4th. It will be available through JioMart Digital’s network of more than 30,000 retail partners. You will get paperless digital financing options. You can also buy it from Jio Store and Jio.com.
Interested consumers can also Send ‘Hi’ to 7018270182 on WhatsApp and follow the given steps to purchase the phone.