Jio’s biggest upcoming release has to be the highly anticipated JioPhone Next, which is now officially launched, which can be bought this Diwali for just ₹1,999. Yes, you heard it right, this is the base payment you have to make and make the rest of the payment in flexible 18/24 months EMI.
This is a joint collaboration between Jio and Google announced today that the much-anticipated JioPhone Next, the made-for-India smartphone jointly designed by the two companies, will be available in stores from Diwali, adding to the festive cheer in the country.
Obviously, this kind of financing option has never been seen or heard of, making
it accessible for a much wider set of consumers. With features that are unprecedented in any phone in this category, JioPhone Next will be available across the country at Reliance Retail’s extensive network of JioMart Digital retail locations.
Another strategical move by Jio to indirectly promote its JioMart stores and what’s incredible is that with the EMIs you can get your data or calls sorted as well:
There will be four plans but remember that there will be a processing charge of ₹501 on top of the base ₹1,999 payment to split your rest amount or you can pay the actual price i.e. ₹6,499 upfront.
The beauty of the scheme is these four plans are up to 24 months and so you can get the JioPhone Next by paying as little as ₹300 for 24 months while also getting 5GB data and 100 minutes of calls per month. This is the base Always-on plan but supposes you need more data or minutes for the call, you can go all the way up to XXL plan that grants you 2.5GB data per day also giving you unlimited call for a month.
Obviously, then you would have to pay ₹550 per month for 24 month period while the best scheme is the Large plan that gives 1.5GB data per day and unlimited calls by paying only ₹450 every month for up to 2 years! This revolutionary thought process and the scheme will help a lot of people who haven’t had the money to get a smartphone now switch to JioPhone Next!
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Mukesh D Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance Industries said, “I am delighted that Google and Jio teams have succeeded in bringing this breakthrough device to Indian consumers in time for the festival season, in spite of the current global supply chain challenges caused by the Covid pandemic. I have always been a firm believer in the power of the Digital Revolution
to enrich, enable and empower the lives of 1.35 billion Indians.
We have done it in the past with connectivity. Now we are enabling it again with a smartphone device. Among the many rich features of JioPhone Next, the one that has impressed me the most — and one that will empower common Indians the most and take their digital journeys to the next level — is its contribution to India’s linguistic integration. India’s unique strength is its linguistic diversity. Those Indians who might not be able to read content in English or in their language can get it translated, and even read out, in their own language on this smart device. It makes me proud to say that we are bridging the gap between ‘India’ and ‘Bharat, because ‘BHARAT’ Karega Digital Pragati – PRAGATI OS Ke Saath’.
This is also yet another proof of Reliance’s ‘WE CARE’ philosophy — We Care for the People and We Care for our Customers. I heartily congratulate Sundar Pichai and his team at Google, and everyone in Jio who partnered for offering this wonderful Diwali Gift to our countrymen. Happy Deepawali to one and all.”
Commenting on this milestone, Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google and Alphabet, said, “The JioPhone Next is an affordable smartphone designed for India, inspired by the belief that everyone in India should benefit from the opportunities the internet creates. To build it, our teams had to work together to solve complex engineering and design challenges, and I’m excited to see how millions of people will use these devices to
better their lives and communities.“
What makes the JioPhone Next special?
Google and Jio have contributed complementary assets and experience to jointly develop the JioPhone Next which has been built to cater to the diverse needs of the Indian consumer.
The embedded voice-first features will enable all Indians to consume content and navigate the phone in their language of choice.
- Voice first capabilities
Google Assistant helps users to operate the device (Open App, manage settings etc.) by just speaking to it. User can get information/content from Internet easily in a language familiar to them.
- Read Aloud
The ‘Read Aloud’ functionality enables the user to have any content on their screen read out to them by the device. This allows users to consume content easily by simply listening in their preferred language.
- Translate Now
The Translate Now functionality enables the user to have any screen translated to the 10 popularly spoken Indian languages. This allows users to read any content in their language of preference.
- Easy and Smart Camera
JioPhone Next is equipped with a smart and powerful camera that supports various photography modes such as Portrait Mode, allowing users to capture great photos with an automatically blurred background. Night Mode allows users to capture great photos even under low light conditions. The camera also features custom India-themed Lenses to enhance their selfies with emotions and festivities.
- Access to millions of apps
The device supports all the available Android apps that users can download and use in the device via Google Play, thus giving them the freedom to choose from millions of apps available on the Play Store. It also comes preloaded with a host of Jio and Google apps.
- Automatic feature updates
JioPhone Next comes with over the air updates support for new features, customization, security updates and more, which will continue to enhance the phone experience over time.
- Easily share with friends
Quickly share apps, files, photos, videos, music and more with family and friends, even without the internet, using the ‘Nearby Share’ feature.