Reliance Jio is all set to introduce a new 5G smartphone in the country called JioPhone 5G. The upcoming smartphone by Jio is tipped to launch later this year.
Let’s take a detailed look at the handset’s launch date, pricing details, leaked specs and features.
JioPhone 5G launch date
As of now, there’s no launch date, and reports state that the device could make its way to the country sometime in 2024. It should be interesting to see, considering Jio is all set to roll out 5G in October of this year.
A new report from counterpoint research has emerged online as per which, Jio’s 5G phone will be priced between Rs 8,000 and Rs 12,000, which should easily make it the cheapest 5G offering on the market currently. As of now, even the cheapest options have a starting price of above Rs 11,000 which makes it a little difficult for the whole population to shift to 5G.
Jio 5G coverage in India
Jio has completed the 5G coverage planning for 1,000 cities across the country. This will enable the operator to roll out 5G services quickly in the country. Ambani said that the 5G would be available in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai sometime in October this year. However, the exact date for each region is not yet official. Ambani also said that nationwide rollout of Jio 5G will be done by December 2023.
Jio 5G will use standalone 5G instead of non-standalone 5G, which depends on 4G to provide connectivity. Jio’s 5G network would provide improved Latency and speed of service greater than 4G LTE. Ambani also mentioned that a goal of Jio 5G is not to limit 5G connectivity to only those who can afford it – but rather to make it available to everyone. The launch of the Jio 5G Phone will further build on this goal of the telco.
According to a report from Android Central, the JioPhone 5G will come with a 6.5-inch HD+ display with 1600 x 720 Pixel resolution. The phone will feature thin bezels at the top and bottom, a hole-punch cutout, and rounded edges.
In addition to this, the phone will pack Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 480 Processor and will support N3, N5, N28, N40, and N78 5G bands pan-India. So the phone should get 5G connectivity across India once Jio’s service goes live.
The phone will come with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The storage will also be expandable via microSD card. It will have a triple slot for two SIMs and a microSD. The upcoming phone is said to launch with Android 11 out of the box. In addition, there will be the usual Jio suite of services, including MyJio, JioTV, JioCinema, and JioSaavan.
For optics, JioPhone 5G will have a dual rear camera setup. There will be a 13-megapixel main rear camera which will be capable of shooting 1080p videos at 60fps and 720p slow-mo videos at 120fps. In addition, there will be a 2-megapixel macro camera. For the front, there will be an 8-megapixel selfie camera.
On the battery front, the JioPhone 5G will be backed up by a 5000mAh battery with support for 18W Fast charging via a USB-C port. There may also be a side-mounted fingerprint sensor on the JioPhone 5G.
So this is everything we know so far regarding the JioPhone 5G. Considering the leaked specifications, the device looks to be a promising offering for those looking to switch to 5G without burning a big hole in their pocket. Moreover, Jio’s initiative of launching an affordable 5G device will also help people to hop on to the 5G phones bandwagon faster.