Two months back, the Indian telecom titan Jio announced its next smartphone in the super-affordable JioPhone lineup. The upcoming Android smartphone, made in partnership with Google, is called “JioPhone Next.” The company would easily take the title of “the most affordable smartphone” in India and the world.
Jio’s initial announcement revealed that JioPhone Next, scheduled for launch on September 10, 2021, will feature a camera with HDR and night mode, augmented reality filters, a voice assistant, etc. On top of this, the device would also get “feature drops” to expand functionality. Now, a reputed source has disclosed several key specs of this budget-friendly device.
According to XDA’s Mishaal Rahman, JioPhone Next will ship with Android 11 (Go Edition) designed for phones with up to 2GB RAM. The entry-level smartphone would also pack a Qualcomm 215 SoC, a 13MP rear camera, and an 8MP front camera.
One of Rahman’s tweets also gave a sneak peek of the phone’s boot animation, which, interestingly, has an unmissable Google branding. Moreover, he added that the boot screen picture suggests that Jio’s latest handset could have a 1440×720 resolution.
The XDA official revealed that JioPhone Next would come with pre-installed Google’s Camera Go and Duo Go apps. The mentioned camera app will reportedly have some built-in Snapchat features.
In addition, the End-user Agreement License (EULA) for the gadget has also got leaked. The document outlines the consumer’s phone-related rights, among other things. If you want to know more about it, you can take a look here.
Now that we have reports of JioPhone Next’s specs and features, we await some news regarding its price. Given that affordability is the main focus of Jio’s smartphone, its price is undoubtedly the most important specification. The other specs would make more sense when we find out how much money we’ll have to shell out.