Cheap Jio 5G phone, Jio Glass, new JioMart features, and everything else announced at Reliance AGM 2020

Mukesh Ambani announced new products and services during the AGM 2020, including 5G solution and an affordable 5G smartphone

Highlights
  • Mukesh Ambani announced Jio 5G solution, JioGlass, JioMart features, and more at today’s AGM 2020
  • Jio and Google will launch an entry-level 5G smartphone with an optimised operating system
  • JioGlass is the company’s mixed reality headset that enables holographic video calling

The Reliance Jio AGM 2020 was packed with announcements from Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani. During the keynote, Ambani announced Jio 5G solution and initiatives with recent partners like Facebook and Google. Jio has partnered with Google to create a cheap, entry-level 5G Jio phone to help 2G feature phone users transition to smartphones. Additionally, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance announced its mixed reality headset JioGlass, plans to deploy 5G network by next year, JioMart features, and more. Here’s a look at every Mukesh Ambani announced at the Reliance AGM 2020.

Everything announced at Reliance AGM 2020

Jio 5G solution

Jio announced that is has developed a 5G solution from scratch using 100 percent home-grown technologies. The telco can easily upgrade its 4G network to 5G thanks to Jio’s converged, all-IP network. “The network will be ready for trials as soon as 5G spectrum is made available and will be ready for field deployment next year,” Jio 5G will be implemented across different industries such as autonomous vehicles, 5G-connected drones, mixed reality and blazing fast internet speeds for mobile users.

5G Jio smartphone in partnership with Google

Jio 5G smartphone

Jio announced that it is working with Google to launch a cheap, entry-level 5G smartphone. The company has partnered with Google to create an new and optimised Android OS for entry-level smartphones. The new 5G JioPhone price will be a fraction of the current cost of 5G phones, Ambani added. There is no word yet on what this new smartphone will look like and when it will see the light of the day yet.

Google has become the newest Reliance Jio parter. The company at its AGM 2020 announced that the Google will invest Rs 33,737 crores for a 7.1 percent stakes in Jio platforms. With that, Jio has raised more than 1,52,055.25 cores since April after partnering with several companies including Facebook, Intel and Qualcomm, among others.

JioGlass

JioGlass is the company’s mixed reality headset that enables holographic video calling. Users will be virtually able to connect in 3D forms in virtual rooms using the glasses. “The Jio Glass is at the cutting edge of technology that provides best-in-class Mixed Reality services to give users a truly meaningful immersive experience,” said Kiran Thomas at the RIL AGM. “Jio Glass is making teachers and students come together in 3D virtual rooms and conduct holographic classes through our Jio Mixed Reality cloud in real-time. With JioGlass, the traditional way of learning Geography will now be History,” he further added.

JioMart features

Jio officially acknowledged its e-commerce platform JioMart as. The platform, to recall, was launched in December as beta in 200 cities. The company said JioMart was built on two platforms: an omnichannel tech platform to unite customers with kiranas and producers, and widespread physical network of Reliance retail. Jio is also working with WhatsApp to offer customers seamless experience in the future. “As an introductory offer customer will get Covid-19 kit with the first order,” the company said.