On 4th November 2021, Reliance finally launched the much anticipated “JioPhone Next” smartphone in India. The Diwali release of this budget smartphone is much welcomed by million of Indian consumers, who have registered their interest to purchase JioPhone Next on the official Website.
Marketed as the most affordable smartphone made specifically for India, in collaboration with Google, JioPhone Next is priced at ₹6499 upfront (without any financing). A more affordable financing option cuts the upfront cost to only ₹1999 (with EMI payable in up to 24 months).
This article covers the JioPhone Next’s registration, availability in retail market and E-commerce websites, Smartphone specification & features as well as Recharge Plans for JioPhone Next.
JioPhone Next offers best-in-class smartphone experience to consumers in need of an affordable 4G mobile or consumers looking for a durable secondary phone. It is a first-of-its kind smartphone running on an optimized version of Android called Pragati OS.
HOW TO BOOK JIOPHONE NEXT SMARTPHONE AND ITS AVAILABILITY
After it’s launch on Diwali 2021, JioPhone Next smartphones were open for registrations of interest on the official JIO Website. Interest smartphone customers can also register their interest to purchase via WhatsApp by typing “Hi” to Whatsapp Number 70182 70182.
After they’ve completed the registration process by filling their name, Mobile number (on which they receive OTP), location detail and tapped “Confirm Interest”, the process to book JioPhone Next will be over from consumer’s end.
Jio representative will then inform the customers about “JioPhone Next” availability near any of the Reliance/Jio retail store in their vicinity. After they receive the Confirmation message, Customers can then walk-in to the store location to purchase the JioPhone Next Smartphone.
JIOPHONE NEXT PRICE IN INDIA AND EMI FINANCING PLANS
Registered JioPhone Next customers can purchase the phone upfront without any financing for only ₹6499. The sales representative at Reliance retail stores/ Jio Shops near you will also present the following EMI (Easy monthly Installment) options to each JioPhone Next customer after paying ₹1999:
|JioPhone Next Plans||EMI Cost||Added Benefits|
|Always-on plan||₹ 300/month for 24 Months||5 GB + 100 min/month|
|Always-on plan||₹ 350/month for 18 Months||5 GB + 100 min/month|
|Large Plan||₹ 450/month for 24 Months||1.5 GB/day + Unlimited Voice|
|Large Plan||₹ 500/month for 18 Months||1.5 GB/day + Unlimited Voice|
|XL Plan||₹ 500/month for 24 Months||2 GB/day + Unlimited Voice|
|XL Plan||₹ 550/month for 18 Months||2 GB/day + Unlimited Voice|
|XXL Plan||₹ 550/month for 24 Months||2.5 GB/day + Unlimited Voice|
|XXL Plan||₹ 600/month for 18 Months||2.5 GB/day + Unlimited Voice|
JIOPHONE NEXT SPECIFICATION AND FEATURES
The JioPhone Next is a dual-SIM (4G SIM1 + 2G + 4G on SIM2) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. JioPhone Next is a 4G Smartphone if you go with Jio SIM Card otherwise it wouldn’t be a 4G Device because it’s One SIM is PLMN Locked to Jio and Mobile data connectivity is available only on Jio SIM. Some of the other features of this made-for India Smartphones are:
1. JioPhone Next Display Specs
- Display Size – 5.45 inches
- Aspect Ratio: 18:9
- Display Resolution – 720 x 1440 pixels
- Display Refresh rate – 60 Hz
- Cover Glass – Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with anti-fingerprint coating
2. JioPhone Next Processor Specs
- CPU – Qualcomm Snapdragon QM215
- CPU Speed – Up to 1.3GHz
- CPU Core – 4 cores
- GPU – Adreno 308 GPU @ 465Mhz
3. JioPhone Next Camera Specs
- Rear Camera – 13MP with Auto focus f-1/3” Aperture
- Front Camera – 8MP with Auto focus f-1/4” Aperture
- Scene Modes & other settings – HDR Mode, Night Mode, Portrait Mode, Photo, Video, Translate and Timer settings
- Video Recording – support for 1080p @30fps for both rear and Front camera
4. Other Specifications of JioPhone Next
|Operating System||Pragati OS |
(Tweaked version of Android 11)
|Battery Capacity||3500 mAh Removable Li – Polymer|
|RAM||2 GB LPDDR3 RAM|
|Built-in Storage||32 GB |
(expandable up to 512 GB)
|Micro SD Card||Yes, Supported|
|4G Bands||LTE FDD B3(1800), B5(850),|
LTE TDD B40(2300)
|3.5 mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|USB Interface||Micro USB|
|Software Support||Feature drop and security updates|
will be available
|Sensors||Accelerometer, light and proximity sensor|
JIOPHONE NEXT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes, JioPhone owners will get automatic system updates in addition to security updates by Google on Pragati OS
Any android app as well as all popular apps like JioTV, JioCinema, YouTube, MX Takatak, Tiki, Moj and some low end games run smoothly on this smartphones.
Yes, you can play BGMI, PUBG and Free fire on JioPhone Next, although at medium to low graphic settings with some lag issues. It has 2 GB of RAM and has a built-in memory of 32 GB which is expandable up to 512 GB, so specs wise it can handle these mobile games.
JioPhone Next has a front selfie camera of 8MP with Auto focus and f-1/4” Aperture. The pictures in good lighting condition comes out better. It also has built-in camera filters.
Currently JioPhone Next is sold via Reliance Retail stores as well as Jio stores and outlet shops. After the initial sale, it is expected that JioPhone Next will be available on E-commerce websites like Flipkart and Amazon by March 2022. (जियो फोन नेक्स्ट मार्च 2022 तक अमेज़न फ्लिपकार्ट में उपलब्ध होने की संभावना है)