Reliance Jio Phone Next Finally Has a Launch Date, Right on Time For Diwali

Let's take a look at the Reliance Jio Phone Next launch date, expected price, specs and other details.


Reliance Jio, at its Annual General Meeting (AGM), earlier this year, unveiled its new budget smartphone for the Indian market. Called Jio Phone Next, the budget 4G smartphone from Reliance Jio is being put forward as an entry-point device for those who want to experience Android and its smart features for the very first time. India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, who is the Managing Director of Reliance Industries, announced that the phone would go on sale on September 10. However, owing to component shortages, the launch was delayed till Diwali 2021. Reliance Jio Phone Next has finally received a launch date. 

Reliance Jio Phone Next launch date in India

The Ambani-led telecom giant plans to unveil its next budget smartphone in India on November 4 when the country will celebrate Diwali. The company will announce the official pricing details of the Jio Phone Next at the event. The phone, which Reliance has developed with technology giants like Google and Qualcomm, is rumoured to launch at around Rs 3,499. We would advise our readers to take the leaked Jio Phone Next price with a pinch of salt until the official details are announced.

Jio has confirmed some of the key features of the device without revealing any major specs. For starters, the phone will run a customised version of Android and come with features like automatic read-aloud of screen text, language translation, Google Assistant, smart camera, augmented-reality features, etc. Because it is a Jio Phone, the device will also come pre-loaded with Jio apps like JioTV, MyJio, Jio Saavn, etc.

As per the leaked details, Jio will pack Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 215 SoC in the Jio Phone Next. The phone is likely to come with 2GB of RAM. Reliance could also launch a 3GB RAM variant at a slightly higher price. The phone will come with up to 32GB of internal storage. 

On the back, the phone has a 13MP single camera sensor. The thick bezel at the front houses an 8MP front camera. Reliance’s upcoming budget smartphone will also sport a 5.5-inch HD+ display with a 720 x 1440 resolution. It will pack a 2,500 mAh battery, which can be charged via a micro-USB cable.