Jio and Google have announced JioPhone Next, dubbed as the most affordable smartphone in the world dor ₹1,999 and the balance paid by EMI over 18/24 months. The upfront cost of the phone is Rs 6499/- without EMI’s.
Jio has offered a unique financing option and will be available all over India at JioMart Digital.
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance Industries, termed the pone as a ‘breakthrough device’.
JioPhone Next uses Pragati OS, which is an optimized Android version.
With access to the Google Play store, JioPhone Next will offer full functionality along with air updates support for new features, customization and security updates.
JIOPHONE NEXT PROCESSOR
JioPhone Next uses a Qualcomm processor focusing on the delivery of optimized connectivity and location technologies along with optimizations in device performance, audio, and battery. It has 32GB of internal storage, but there is no indication if the storage is expandable. The battery is a decent 3,500mAh battery. The phone comes with dual-SIM support and 4G LTE.
Unique features of JIOPHONE NEXT
Jointly developed by Google and Jio, JioPhone Next has been built to cater to the diverse needs of the Indian consumer, says the company.
Voice first capabilities
With Google Assistant, users can operate the phone (like Open App, manage settings etc.) by just speaking to it.
The phones’ Read Aloud’ function helps the user to have content on their screen to be read out to them in their preferred language.
The phones Translate Now function helps the user to have any screen translated to the ten popularly spoken Indian languages.
Easy and Smart Camera
JioPhone Next’s ‘smart and powerful camera’ supports various photography modes such as Portrait Mode, allowing users to capture great photos with an automatically blurred background. The phones Night Mode allows users to capture great photos even under low light conditions. The camera also features custom India-themed Lenses.
Access to millions of apps
The phone supports all the available Android apps that users can download and use in the device via Google Play, thus giving them the freedom to choose from millions of apps. Jiophone Next comes preloaded with a host of Jio and Google apps.
Automatic feature updates
JioPhone Next comes with over the air updates support for new features, customization, security updates and more, which will continue to enhance the phone experience over time.
Quickly share apps, files, photos, videos, music and more with family and friends, even without the internet, using the ‘Nearby Share’ feature.