Reliance Jio Phone 5G expected to launch this week. What we know so far1 min read . Updated: 20 Jun 2021, 04:52 PM IST
- Google is expected to build customized software based on Android for the new Jio smartphone
Reliance Industries Ltd. will be conducting its annual general meet (AGM) on 24 June. The company is expected to make major announcements at the event, including the launch of a cheap 5G smartphone. The new 5G smartphone is expected to not only be cheaper than current 5G smartphones but is also to undercut the price of current 4G smartphones. The company is also expected to unveil a new affordable laptop at the event.
The new Jio 5G smartphone will be built in partnership with Google. During last year’s AGM, Reliance Industries’ managing director Mukesh Ambani had announced that tech giant Google had purchased 7.7% stake in the company with an investment of ₹33,737 crore. The partnership also involved developing a cheap 5G smartphone which is expected to break cover in the coming days.
What to expect from the new Jio 5G smartphone
The phone is expected to come equipped with bare minimum specifications. In order to ensure a smooth experience, Google is expected to build customized software based on Android. This software is expected to be lighter than Android One version which is built for entry-level smartphones. The new operating system could be named JioOS.
Recent reports have suggested that both companies are facing problems with the manufacturing process of the new phone. The problems have been attributed to supply chain issues. The new smartphone is still expected to launch during the AGM. However, if the new reports are to be believed, there will be limited inventory in the initial phase.
What else to expect on 24 June
Reliance is also expected to launch a new affordable laptop during the event. Leaked pictures suggest a minimalist design for the laptop. The Jio Book laptop is expected to feature LTE connectivity and the machine is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665. The laptop is expected to run on Android 10 operating system.
Reliance Jio has also been conducting trials for its 5G network. The company first launched its 5G trial in Gurugram's Cyber Hub. Jio might make the big announcement of officially bringing 5G in the country.
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