Reliance Annual General Meeting (AGM) is going to take place on June 24th. It is being expected that the company might make some important announcements regarding its partnership with Facebook, Google, Qualcomm Ventures, and many others. Among which one might be about the Jio 5G smartphones. The Reliance AGM 2021 will be live-streamed on YouTube starting at 2 PM IST.
This time Reliance Jio is most likely to launch its 5G Smartphone with Google. This launch is to be expected before Diwali. Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced last year that it would be working with Jio to launch an affordable 5G phone. The expected smartphone will run on JioOS. Sundar Pichai recently followed up that work on the said smartphone is in progress.
Google – Jio Smartphone:
Jio and Google might launch 5G smartphones, that too under 5,000 INR. “Jio wants to bring the device for less than Rs 5,000. When we scale up the sales, it can be priced in the range of Rs 2,500-3,000,” a company official said.
Jio has asked the manufacturers to produce and manufacture 20-30 crore Jio Android phones in 2021. This will most probably include 5G and 4G Android phones. “It’s worked with assemblers on prototypes for at least two years in secret and can bring a phone rapidly to market, though it’s likely to miss the November Diwali shopping season,” sources told Bloomberg back in September.
According to the latest report, the smartphone is being tested at UTL Neolyncs, Dixon Technologies, Wingtech Mobiles, and Flextronics Technologies. It has also been mentioned that the 4G variant of the smartphone will be priced under 50 USD(4,000 INR).
“Google’s job was to optimize the software, Chinese ODM (original design manufacturer) Wingtech is likely to design the hardware, while other vendors will do the assembling,” ET report quoted a top executive said. “Beginning of trials suggests that the phone may be up for launch in the fourth quarter (through December), if not earlier.”
The sources also confirmed that Jio will start the pre-bookings in the upcoming months.
Jio 5G Smartphone expected Specifications:
The upcoming Jio 5G phone might run on a customized Android version. Since the price range of the upcoming phones is a bit low, it is expected that they might come with low RAM and storage, similar to like Android Go.
Other than partnering with Google, Jio also made deals with Qualcomm, Intel, and Facebook, among others last year. With the Qualcomm partnership, Jio is aiming to manufacture critical 5G equipment in the country. Aso, it might be possible that Qualcomm is supplying 5G mobile chipsets for the upcoming Jio 5G phone.
The Snapdragon 480 5G is among the cheapest 5G mobile processors from the chipmaker. But since there is no official news on the specifications, we are not sure. There are also chances of a brand new SoC for entry-level 5G phones.
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