Indian telco provider Reliance announced the JioPhone Next during its annual AGM meeting in June, with the smartphone going on sale during Diwali in India.
Until recently, customers could buy the smartphone by registering for the same by going to the Jio Mart Digital retailer or Jio.com/Next, or by sending a text on WhatsApp with the message ‘Hi’ on 70182-70182.
Reliance’s JioPhone Next Will Now Be Available via the Reliance Digital Site
Now, this is changing, since Reliance will let users buy the phone via the Reliance Digital website, without needing to register for the same, with the smartphone retailing for the same price, but with certain card discounts available.
For those curious, the JioPhone Next is available in India for Rs 6,499 for the lone 2GB+32GB variant, with the Reliance Digital website offering a 10% instant discount on Yes Bank credits and up to 7.5% off on American Express cards, with EMI options starting at Rs 305.93 on a monthly basis.
The JioPhone Next boasts impressive features and sufficiently good specifications despite carrying an affordable price tag. Moreover, the phone will come with a device lock feature that restricts access if a consumer fails to pay its EMIs.
Furthermore, the phone runs an optimized version of Android dubbed Pragati OS, which is ideal for Indian users. The phone sports a 5.45-inch display that offers an HD+ (720×1,440 pixels) resolution. Moreover, it has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for additional protection.
What Do We Know About the Device?
In the optics department, the JioPhone Next houses a 13MP main camera and an 8MP front shooter for selfies and video calling. The rear-mounted camera offers a slew of features such as night mode, and portrait mode.
Aside from that, the 13MP camera comes preloaded with custom India-augmented reality filters. Under the hood, the phone packs a 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 quad-core processor. Moreover, it ships with 2GB of RAM and offers 32GB of expandable (up to 512GB) onboard storage capacity.
Furthermore, the JioPhone Next draws its juices from a 3,500mAh battery. For connectivity, it offers dual-SIM (Nano) slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a Micro-USB port.
In addition to that, the phone comes with a wide range of sensors including a proximity sensor, light sensor, and accelerometer. JioPhone Next supports automatic software upgrades. Other notable features include Google Assistant support, Live Translate, and Read Aloud.