Jio Phones generally come with an affordable price tag which enables the telco to provide the latest communication technologies into the hands of first-time phone users. Keeping this aim in mind, Reliance Jio came up with the Jio Phone Next smartphone in late 2021 which brought 4G services in an all-around package. Now, as the world moves towards the next generation of mobile connectivity, i.e. 5G, Jio seeks to bring a budget 5G phone to the masses in the form of Jio Phone 5G. The telco has already confirmed that the handset is in the making and we can expect its launch soon. In this article, we go through each and every known detail of the Jio Phone 5G such as specifications, price and launch date.
Jio Phone 5G launch, sale date in India
The Jio Phone 5G launch seems to be getting louder as 5G services are all set to roll out in India soon. There is no official word yet, but the handset could be introduced later this year in the country. The Jio Phone 5G will give first-hand experience of super fast internet speeds right out of the box to the buyers.
Jio Phone 5G price in India (expected)
There are rumours that the Jio Phone 5G price in India could be anywhere between Rs 9,000 to Rs 12,000. However, another report points towards a price tag of Rs 2,500 for the upcoming Jio Phone. This seems to be the down payment, which the customer has to pay while purchasing the device. The remaining amount could be converted into easy EMIs, with bundled data (most likely 5G) and calling benefits, much like the Jio Phone Next.
Jio Phone 5G specifications (rumoured)
Since Jio Phone 5G is expected to be an entry-level smartphone, it’s likely to sport basic specifications. Per the Android Central report, the phone will sport a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel that bears HD+ (1,600 x 720 pixel) resolution and a standard refresh rate of 60Hz. Under the hood, the Jio Phone 5G is said to rock an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G processor paired with an Adreno 619 GPU. The phone could be equipped with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of user-expandable storage.
Jio Phone 5G specs:
- 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD display
- Snapdragon 480 5G SoC
- 4GB RAM
- Android 11 OS
- 13MP main camera
- 5,000mAh battery (18W fast charging)
Moving on to the optics, the Jio Phone 5G will reportedly sport a dual camera setup, comprising a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP macro lens, on the rear. Up front, it may sport an 8MP shooter for selfies and video calling. A side-mounted fingerprint scanner may also make its appearance on the power button for additional security. Also, the phone may come with a large 5000mAh with up to 18W charging support through a USB Type-C port.
On the software front, the budget 5G phone may run the same Pragati OS found on the Jio Phone Next. For the uninitiated, the PragatiOS is a custom Android software from Jio co-created with Google for Jio Android phones.