Jio Phone Next FAQs: Does it come with dual SIM support, Is Jio Phone Next compatible with Airtel SIM, and more questions answered

What is Jio Phone Next price in India, what are the EMI plans, does Jio Phone Next support Airtel SIM card, and more questions answered.

Launched after much anticipation, Jio Phone Next is now up for grabs in India. Unlike the previous two offerings, this new 4G device from the Reliance-backed telco Jio is a smartphone with a 5.45-inch touchscreen display and a customised version of Android 11 (Go edition) called Pragati OS. You can download pretty much every app out there on Jio Phone Next, thanks to Google Play Store support. The handset also comes with Google Assistant support for all your voice commands, as well as language translation and read-aloud features in 10 distinct languages including Hindi. The Jio Phone Next is priced in India at Rs 6,499. It has been made more affordable with the EMI plans that are also bundled with free voice calls and data benefits.

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If questions like whether Jio Phone Next support dual SIM and is the phone compatible with Airtel, VI, and other telecom operator SIMs are puzzling you, here’s an article that can help you with that:

How many SIM slots does Jio Phone Next have?

Jio Phone Next has dual SIMs. Both are GSM and support the nano-SIM size. That said, the SIM 1 is PLMN Locked to Jio.

Does Jio Phone Next support SIMs from other telecom operators?

Yes, the Jio Phone Next does support SIMs from other telecom operators such as Airtel, Vi, and BSNL. However, it’s worth mentioning that you will only get 4G connectivity with Jio SIM. The handset restricts access to 2G connectivity for other operators. Additionally, the phone should have a Jio SIM all the time to use the device for making calls and browsing the internet, among other things. In case, the phone doesn’t have a Jio SIM or both the SIMs are from non-Jio operators, the smartphone will show an error.

Can you buy the Jio Phone Next without EMI plans?

The Jio Phone Next is available to buy in India without EMI plans as well. For this, you will have to make an upfront payment of Rs 6,499 at Jio Mart stores. After this, you will have to recharge your number with Jio Phone plans to use voice calls, SMS, and other services.

Which are Jio Phone Next recharge plans?

Jio Phone Next recharge plans are the same as the regular smartphone plans. This means that all the plans that are available for non-JioPhone users will apply to the Next as well.

What will happen if you stop paying Jio Phone Next EMI after a while?

If you buy the phone with Jio Phone Next EMI plans, you will have to make a timely payment to continue using your device. Otherwise, the company can brick your smartphone.

Can I upgrade my Jio Phone Next EMI plan?

No, you can’t upgrade the Jio Phone Next EMI plan to get more benefits post-purchase. You will be stuck to the same plan that you choose at the time of purchasing the device. However, you can top up with Jio’s add-on packs in case run out of data and other services.

Do I get SMS benefits with Jio Phone Next EMI plans?

Yes. If you buy the Jio Phone Next on EMI, you get 100 outgoing SMS per day for free as well as access to Jio Apps. The scheme is applicable to all plans.

What are the different connectivity options supported by Jio Phone Next?

Jio Phone Next supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, and other connectivity options. It features MicroUSB interface, 3.5 mm audio jack, and OTG support.

Which OS is used in Jio Phone Next?

Jio Phone Next comes with Pragati OS, which is a tweaked version of Android 11 (Go Edition). 

Does Jio Phone Next come pre-loaded with applications?

Yes, the Jio Phone Next comes pre-loaded with numerous Jio and Google apps, including Google Assistant to support voice command for operation, Read Aloud, and Translate, supporting 10 distinct languages including Hindi. It is also provided with Night and Portrait modes as well as Snapchat filters including Indian festival themes inside its camera app. Its Nearby Share feature enables easy sharing of photos, videos, etc. without the Internet.

How much RAM and storage do you get with Jio Phone Next?

The Jio Phone Next comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB built-in storage.

Does Jio Phone Next have expandable storage?

Yes, you can expand the Jio Phone Next storage up to 512GB. The smartphone has a dedicated microSD card slot.

How many cameras does Jio Phone Next have?

Jio Phone Next comes with a 13 MP main camera with autofocus, LED flash, HDR shooting mode, Night mode, Portrait mode, digital zoom, translate, timer, and other features. It also has an 8 MP front camera with screen flash feature. Both these cameras support video recording (1080p @ 30 fps).