Jio Phone Next launch in India delayed, will now arrive before Diwali

Jio Phone Next price in India was supposed to be revealed today but Jio and Google have announced a delay in launch due to the global chip shortage issue.

Jio Phone Next was expected to launch in India today i.e September 10th. However, Jio and Google have announced that the Jio Phone Next launch has been delayed and the affordable 4G smartphone will now arrive before Diwali. Jio has revealed that the delay is due to the ongoing global chip shortage. Jio Phone Next price in India was supposed to be revealed today but you will now have to wait longer to know exactly how much this low-cost 4G smartphone will cost. While we wait for the new Jio Phone Next launch date, here’s what we know about the phone.

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Why has Jio Phone Next launch been delayed?

Jio and Google released a statement today on the Jio Phone Next India launch delay. They said that “considerable progress” has been made towards the launch of the JioPhone Next. Jio and Google have begun testing the Jio Phone Next with a limited set of users for further refinement and the companies hope to make the device available widely before Diwali. “This additional time will also help mitigate the current industry-wide, global semiconductor shortages.”

Jio Phone Next price in India, specs (rumoured)

Based on rumours, the Jio Phone Next price in India is said to be Rs 3,499. This could be made effectively cheaper through bundled Jio plans, much like the original Jio Phone. That said, we will have to wait for the official launch to know the exact pricing details.

Jio Phone Next specs

Jio Phone Next specifications have also been rumoured. The phone is said to feature a 5.5-inch HD display with thick bezels on the top and bottom. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm 215 chipset, which is an entry-level processor that has powered a few Nokia phones in the past. The chipset will be paired with 2GB or 3GB RAM along with 16GB or 32GB internal storage.

The affordable Jio Google 4G smartphone will run on Android 11 (Go edition), though it might look different as Google announced a special version of Android OS designed for the Jio Phone Next. As for the cameras, the Jio Phone Next will come with a 13MP primary rear camera and an 8MP front camera. The handset will pack a 2,500mAh battery, as per rumours.

Other Jio Phone Next features include a voice assistant for hands-free operation, automatic read-aloud of screen text, and language translation. The Jio Phone Next also features a smart camera with augmented reality filters.

Key Specs

Reliance JioPhone Next
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 | 2 GBProcessor
5.5 inches Display
13 MPRear camera
8 MPSelfie camera
2500 mAh Battery
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Reliance JioPhone Next Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 3,499
Release Date: 15-Oct-2021 (Expected)
Variant: 2 GB RAM / 16 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Rumoured