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Jio 5G Phone to Launch Shortly, 4G-Like Revolution Possible?

India’s dominant telecom operator Jio will launch its 5G phone at a convenient cost. The company plans to roll out the phones when the ultra-fast broadband network becomes more widely available across the country seeking a 4G-like revolution it achieved before. Below, we have detailed rumored specs for the company’s 5G phone. Find more.

Earlier, at the 45th AGM meeting of Reliance Industries, Jio’s parent company, announced a partnership with Google to launch affordable 5G phones. The Indian conglomerate launched JioPhone Next, a 4G smartphone last year with Google.

Judging by how the company has strategized its business, its 5G phones should come at an affordable cost. Previously, Counterpoint had speculated that Jio 5G phones would come in the Rs 8,000 or Rs 12,000 range. The research firm clarified that it couldn’t confirm the price range, but there is a ground that the phones would be remarkably cheap as the telco seeks to disrupt and lead the 5G market in the country. If it becomes true, Jio’s 5G phones will be the cheapest in the Indian market.

Also read: Jio to Launch JioBook Laptops with a 4G SIM Card at Rs 15000

Jio to wait till 5G becomes more accessible

At the moment, there is no clarity as to when Jio will launch the said device. But it is reported that the company will commercially roll out the phones once 5G becomes more consciously available in the country.

In its report, Counterpoint wrote that Jio will wait for rapid expansion of 5G across India and then target a larger base of 4G smartphone users with its budget 5G phones.

Further, at some point in 2024, Jio will also be compelled to launch an affordable 5G mmWave + sub-6GHz smartphone as the cost deltas between the two have narrowed significantly from the overall BoM (bill of materials) fitting perspective,” Counterpoint wrote.  

5G has begun in India with Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone Idea all seeking to stamp a mark across India with rapid expansion. Jio has the largest swath of 5G frequencies and is boldly targeting network expansion over the next few months.

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What do we know so far about the Jio 5G phone?

There is a high chance that Jio 5G phone will arrive with data and voice packs just like the 4G phone. As per the media reports, the phone will come with a respectable 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD display and a resolution of 1:600×720 pixels. For the power, it will be backed by a modest Snapdragon 480 5G SoC mated to 4G of RAM and 32 GB of storage.

Jio 5G phone
Credit: Mint

Given the price, there won’t be remarkable specs for the camera too. It is expected to feature a 13 MP primary sensor on the back and get a 2 MP macro lens. For the front, the phone could come with an 8 MP camera sensor. The specs are underwhelming but when we consider the price factor, these make for a decent configuration.

Related: 5G Users to Exceed 1 Billion in 2022, India to Add 30 MN

Likewise, Jio 5G Phone will likely run on Pragati OS, a custom Android skin. Jio has built the software in collaboration with Google for Jio phones.

Do you wish for a Jio-like telecom revolution in Nepal? Is the government at fault for not facilitating one at the moment? Do share your opinion in the comments below.

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