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JioPhone Next 4G smartphone to cost Rs 6,499

The made-for-India device jointly designed by Reliance and Google will be available from Diwali; it had missed the earlier launch date of September 10
Mukesh Ambani addresses RIL's annual general meeting in June 2021.
Mukesh Ambani addresses RIL's annual general meeting in June 2021.
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Our Special Correspondent   |   Mumbai   |   Published 30.10.21, 02:35 AM

Reliance and Google on Friday said their much awaited JioPhone Next 4G smartphone will cost Rs 6,499, with EMI options. 

The made-for-India device jointly designed by the duo will be available from Diwali.

The phone had missed the earlier launch date of September 10 because of the global semi-conductor shortage.

The launch of the JioPhone is widely expected to help the telecom company retain customers. Jio saw the exodus of 11 million subscribers in the second quarter ended September 30.

In the EMI options, customers will have to pay Rs 1,999 upfront and the rest over 18 or 24 months.

In the “always-on plan’’, the EMI will stand at Rs 300 per month for 24 months and Rs 350 per month for 18 months. The customers will get data of 5GB per month and 100 minutes of talk time .

In the large plan of Rs 450 and Rs 500 EMI, the customers will be entitled to data of 1.5GB per day and unlimited voice call. The third XL Plan has EMI of Rs 500 per month for 24 months and Rs 550 for 36 months. Customers will get data of 2GB per day. 

The XXL Plan has EMI of Rs 550 and Rs 600, respectively, where they can use data of 2.5 GB per day apart from unlimited voice calling.

“I am delighted that Google and Jio teams have succeeded in bringing this breakthrough device to Indian consumers in time for the festival season, inspite of the current global supply chain challenges caused by the Covid pandemic,” RIL chairman and managing director Mukesh D Ambani said.  

JioPhone Next will feature Pragati OS, an optimised version of Android made for the smartphone. The smartphone will come with a 5.45-inch HD+ display of 720x440 pixels accompanied with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and an anti-fingerprint coating. 



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