Jio Phone Next: How to Buy, Price in India, EMI Plans, Recharge Benefits, Specifications and More

The Reliance Jio Phone Next is up for grab at a starting price of Rs 1,999. Here's everything you need to know about the latest entry-level smartphone from Reliance Jio and Google.

Reliance Jio is once again all set to disrupt the market in India with its latest Jio Phone Next. The company has announced that the latest entry-level smartphone from Jio will be available for purchase from Diwali. At RIL AGM 2021, Mukesh Ambani revealed the ambitious smartphone to help over 300 million 2G users to upgrade to a 4G network in the country. The company has already claimed that this will be the cheapest 4G smartphone in India as well as across the globe. This is not it. The brand has also partnered with search engine giant Google for its latest smartphone.

Reliance Jio has also revealed some key specifications and features of its latest entry-level smartphone. To start with, the phone will come with new Pragati OS, which is basically an optimised version of Android. Apart from this, the smartphone comes loaded with some interesting features like voice-first experience, support for different languages, and more. In this article, we are going to talk about the Reliance Jio Phone Next in detail. Here’s what you need to know.

Jio Phone Next Sale Date in India

Reliance Jio has announced that its latest Jio Phone Next will be available for purchase in stores from Diwali, i.e November 4, 2021. The company has revealed that the smartphone will be available for purchase from major retail stores across the country. The phone will be also available on JioMart, which has a network of more than 30,000 retail partners.

Jio Phone Next Price in India

The company has revealed that users can get the Jio Phone Next for Rs 6,499. However, one can get it for Rs 1,999 and pay the rest of the amount in the form of EMIs.

Reliance Jio Phone Next Plans

The company has also announced several plans for its Jio Phone Next. To start with, the first plan on the list is Rs 350 for 18 months of Rs 300 for 24 months. With this plan, customers will get 5GB of data per month along with 100 minutes of free calling. Then comes the Large Plan for which users have to pay Rs 500 for 18 months or Rs 450 for 24 months. The plan includes 1.5GB of data per day along with unlimited calling.

The company has also introduced an XL plan that will cost Rs 550 for 18 months or Rs 500 for 24 months. The plan from Jio bundles 2GB of data per day along with unlimited calling. Lastly, we have the XXL Plan for which users have to pay Rs 600 for 18 months or Rs 550 for 24 months. The plan brings 2.5GB of data per day along with an unlimited calling option.

Jio Phone Next Specifications and Features

Reliance Jio has finally revealed the full specifications and features of the JioPhone Next smartphone. The company has revealed that the handset will come with a customised version of Android known as PragatiOS. The handset also features a Qualcomm chipset along with some interesting features. Let’s take a closer look:

PragatiOS

Reliance Jio has partnered with Google to develop a customised Android operating system for JioPhone Next known as PragatiOS. The company has revealed that the operating system offers some customisation that is aimed to address the needs of millions of smartphone users across India. The PragatiOS comes with Google Play Store.

Features of Jio Phone Next

The company has revealed some key features of the Reliance Jio Phone Next. To start with, it comes with voice-first capabilities with the help of Google Assistant. it also comes with Read Aloud feature that enables users to read any content on the screen. It also features the Translate Now feature that helps users to have any screen translated to 10 popularly spoken Indian languages. Users can also quickly share apps, files, photos, videos, and more with the Nearby Share feature.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 SoC

The upcoming smartphone from Jio is said to be powered by the entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 processor. The chipset features a 1.3GHz quad-core architecture along with Adreno 308 GPU.

13MP Rear Camera

The handset is said to come loaded with a 13-megapixel OmniVision OV13B10 camera on the rear panel. The camera comes with various modes including Portrait Mode that allows users to capture image with blurred backgrounds. Then there is Night mode that allows to capture in low-light conditions. Moreover, it also features India-themed Lenses to enhance the selfie performance of the device. For selfies, the phone comes with an 8MP shooter.

5.45-inch HD Display

The Jio Phone Next bears an outdated smartphone design. The smartphone comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. The handset also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection along with anti-fingerprint coating.

Other Specifications and Features

Apart from this, the Reliance Jio Phone Next is loaded with 2GB of RAM and comes with 32GB of internal storage. One can also expand the storage up to 512GB via a microSD card slot. The handset is loaded with a 3,500mAh battery with standard charging support. In terms of connectivity, you get Bluetooth v4.1, WiFi, a microUSB port, a 3.5mm audio jack, an accelerometer, a light sensor, a proximity sensor, and dual-SIM support.

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Rohan has more 9 years of experience in journalism, of which he's sent 5 years covering technology. He holds a degree in journalism and is obsessed about smartphones. In his free time, you will find him playing games, clicking photos or trying out new street food.