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Jio and Qualcomm Collaborate for Launch of Budget 5G Phone Under ₹10,000

The excitement surrounding Jio’s venture into the realm of budget 5G smartphones has been building up for some time now with leaks and reports emerging in recent months. A recent exclusive report by Money Control has revealed details indicating that Jio in partnership with Qualcomm is gearing up to introduce an affordable 5G phone. This entry-level device is expected to hit the market at a price below ₹10,000 making it accessible to a range of consumers. Let’s explore further into the details.

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As per the Money Control report the upcoming Jio phone will feature Qualcomm’s chipset promising a comprehensive 5G experience without putting too much strain on consumer’s wallets. Chris Patrick, Qualcomm’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of Handsets emphasized the importance of facilitating a transition from 4G to 5G. “The collaboration aims to accelerate the shift from 4G to 5G in India providing users with a straightforward upgrade” stated the senior executive.

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Furthermore, Qualcomm executives express confidence in the market potential of cost 5G smartphones based on data from GSMA indicating a user base of, up to 2.8 billion globally with India playing a significant role. The company is working closely with developers to come up with real-life uses for 5G technology that will change how consumers experience things. Previously Jio launched a range of 4G feature phones, like JioPhone and JioBharat, in India. Unfortunately, these devices did not sell as the company had hoped.

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The primary deterrent could be attributed to the inherent limitations of these phones compared to full-fledged smartphones. While they offered pre-installed apps like YouTube and WhatsApp, users were constrained from downloading additional applications. With the imminent launch of the Jio 5G phone, the company aims to address this issue head-on, leveraging its collaboration with Qualcomm to provide consumers with a more versatile and feature-rich device that truly enhances their digital experience.


  1. <strong><strong>What's the collaboration about?</strong></strong>

    They’re partnering to launch a budget 5G phone under ₹10,000.

  2. <strong>Why is it significant?</strong>

    It aims to make 5G accessible to a wide range of consumers, accelerating India’s transition to 5G technology.


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