Indian telecom behemoth Reliance Jio is set to launch new ‘affordable’ or ‘low-cost‘ Android smartphones in December 2020. However, as per Business Standard’s report, the ‘Jio Smartphone‘ launch might happen by late December 2020 or in early 2021. The company will launch 10 crores (100 million) units of its affordable Android Smartphones in partnership with Google. That these smartphones would likely come with bundled data plans.
The low-cost part of the phone will facilitate by Jio. Notably, Jio has partnered with Google to develop a new Android smartphone OS. In this way, these companies are going to make entry-level 4G smartphones along with an entry-level 5G smartphone as well.
Upcoming ‘Jio Smartphones’ Specs;
As there are still many users in India who need to experience 4G. And that’s why Reliance Jio is all set to fill one more prominent need of this digital era in the country.
Meanwhile, not so many pieces of information are out at this point in time. But as we all saw at 43rd AGM in July, the Reliance announced a tie-up with Google to work on “affordable 5G smartphones” for India. On that event, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, RIL said;
“There are many feature phone users who are itching to upgrade to a conventional smartphone if only it was somehow more affordable”.
“Through this partnership, we’re confident that we can accelerate the national mission of putting a smart device in the hands of every India”.
Although, this is not the first time that Jio will launch any Android smartphone. Back in 2015, Reliance Jio launched a series of entry-level smartphones under its ‘Lyf’ brand. But those were manufactured by ZTE in China, as per several reports.
But now its seems like Jio is planning Jio will not in a mood to revive the existing brand. Yes! the company may come up with an all-new branding for its upcoming smartphones.
Latest ‘Jio Smartphones’ Price;
There’s no doubt that the pricing of smartphones plays a crucial part in determining the interest of buyers in a country like India. And in the affordable segment, some Chinese brands like Xiaomi, Vivo, and Oppo have captured the market so well. As they offer quality products at a reasonable price.
So people familiar with this development are speculating that the pricing of the upcoming ‘Jio Smartphone’ could be similar to Xiaomi’s mid-range smartphones. So, we can say that Reliance’s upcoming ‘Jio Smartphone’ will help a homegrown company to make its entry on the list of India’s top smartphone brands.