JioBook, the company’s first laptop has been in the news for over a year. Reliance Jio’s first laptop was showcased at Jio’s booth at the Indian Mobile Congress 2022, where India’s 5th gen mobile network connectivity was also announced. While the 5G launch took the center stage, Reliance also showcased the JioBook laptop at the event and the images of the same and some key specifications were also confirmed at the event.
The JioBook notebook will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 6 series processor and it will come with an embedded 4G SIM card. More importantly, the laptop will undercut all the entry-level laptops and even the affordable Chromebook laptops with the pricing of around Rs 15,000.
JioBook to be priced around Rs 15,000 in India
As reported by Reuters, the JioBook will be a 4G-enabled laptop and it will be a low-cost and entry-level machine with Rs 15,000 price tag. With this aggressive pricing, Jio aims to replicate the same success as the JioPhone in India, which has been one of the best-selling entry-level phones since its launch.
Reliance Jio has teamed up with Qualcomm and Microsoft to bring the JioBook, which means the device will support some apps and will be powered by a Snapdragon SoC. In fact, the demo booth at the IMC 2022 confirmed that the JioBook will use Snapdragon 665 processor.
Jio book showcase in IMC 2022.
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The report further adds the laptop will be available for purchase later this month for both businesses and consumers. The laptop will be first available for schools and government institutes later this month with a consumer launch expected within the next three months, which means we can expect the device to launch by the end of 2022.
The Reliance JioBook laptop will be manufactured locally by contract manufacturer Flex and Jio aims to sell hundreds of thousands of units by March 2023, added the report. The laptop is said to run on JioOS, which helps users to download and install apps from JioStore.
As for more details, the affordable machine is said to come with an 11.6-inch display, up to 13 hours of battery life, and an integrated web camera. More specifications and details like RAM and storage are expected to be made official soon.
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