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JioPhone Next rumoured to start Pre-bookings in India from next week

Pic Credit: Reliance Jio
The upcoming JioPhone Next is certainly the highly expected smartphone of Reliance Jio, since it was unveiled during the 44th AGM meeting earlier this year. On September 10th, the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi, the budget smartphone will be officially launched in India.

According to 91mobiles, the company has begun pre-bookings for JioPhone Next ahead of the launch. Also, it has begun discussions with retail partners about JioPhone Next pre-orders, and further information will be provided with them in the coming days.

It will be Reliance Jio's first smartphone to be designed in partnership with Google. As the phone will be available by the second week of next month, it's safe to assume that pre-bookings will begin a week earlier. However, the company has yet to make an official announcement.

The features and price of JioPhone Next were leaked earlier this month. The device is expected to cost Rs.3,499 which makes JioPhone the cheapest smartphone in the world, Jio might sweeten the offer even more with bundled packs.

According to prior rumors, the JioPhone Next will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 processor with 4G capabilities. The device is expected to come in two RAM configurations: 2GB and 3GB. In terms of internal storage, Jio may release a 16GB and 32GB model.

The JioPhone Next will be powered by a 2,500mAh battery and will run a special version of Android 11 (Go Edition) designed by Google for smartphones with entry-level hardware. A 5.5-inch display with HD quality is expected on this smartphone. The device will include a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. 

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Google Assistant, screen reader, language translator, and other features will be included in the phone.

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