Reliance has not explicitly uncovered the reason behind the delay of the JioPhone Next launch. The media declaration specifies current industry-wide, worldwide semiconductor (chip) lack which has all the credits of being the justification behind the delay. The chip industry universally has been reeling under deficiency since mid-2020. The deficiency has influenced organizations across areas including auto and innovation. It has additionally prompted ascend in costs of a few telephones, TVs, and other electronic devices. JioPhone Next is in cutting-edge preliminaries and Jio and Google have gained extensive headway towards launching the smartphone, says the company’s statement.
The affordable phone was at first expected to be launched on September 10 at the event of Ganesh Chaturthi.
The two companies said on September 10 that the JioPhone Next will be launched on the occasion of Diwali.
JioPhone Next will be powered by an optimized version of the Android Operating System, and include features such as Google Assistant, automatic read-aloud and language translation for any on-screen text, a smart camera with India-centric filters.
What Reliance Jio Said About The Delay
This is the official statement by Reliance Jio, “Both companies have begun testing JioPhone Next with a limited set of users for further refinement and are actively working to make it available more widely in time for the Diwali festive season. This additional time will also help mitigate the current industry-wide, global semiconductor shortages.”
Features of Jio Phone Next
Concerning specifications and design, the phone will be a super reasonable 4G smartphone that accompanies huge bezels around the display and a single rear and front camera arrangement. The smartphone is intended for individuals hoping to upgrade from a 2G to a 4G network. The company says that both new provisions can be utilized on pages, applications, messages, and photos. It will support Google Assistant for voice-helped highlights. Further, Google has joined forces with Snap to coordinate India-explicit Snapchat Lenses into the smartphone’s camera. Also, the phone comes preloaded with the Google Play store alongside Google Play Protect.
From the various leaks in the past, it can be understood that the Jio Phone Next may run on Android 11 (Go edition) and feature a 5.5-inch HD display. It is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm QM215 SoC, come with 2GB or 3GB of RAM, and offer 16GB or 32GB of eMMC 4.5 internal storage. It is probably going to highlight a 13-megapixel camera on the back and an 8-megapixel sensor at the front for selfies and video calls. The smartphone could be supported by a 2,500mAh battery. Jio Phone Next might have dual SIM support, Bluetooth v4.2 support, GPS network, and 1080p video recording capacity. It might accompany Google Duo Go and Google Camera Go pre-installed.