Chip shortage: Jio-Google smartphone launch delayed, now anticipated throughout Diwali festive season

The launch of the a great deal-awaited JioPhone Next has been delayed and is now anticipated to be launched for the Diwali festive season, Reliance Jio and Google mentioned in a statement on Thursday midnight. This most very affordable 4G made-for-India smartphone is getting created jointly by Jio and Google.

Reliance Industries’ chairman Mukesh Ambani had earlier announced in the company’s annual basic meeting in June that the phone will be launched on September 10, the day of Ganesh Chaturthi. However, the firm in its Friday statement mentioned, “Both companies have begun testing JioPhone Next with a limited set of users for further refinement and are actively working to make it available more widely in time for the Diwali festive season. This additional time will also help mitigate the current industry-wide, global semiconductor shortages”.

JioPhone Next is a initial-of-its-type device featuring an optimised operating method based on Android and Play Store. The device and the operating method will supply premium capabilities that have till now been connected with more effective smartphones, like voice-initial features that allow men and women to consume content and navigate the phone in their personal language, provide a fantastic camera knowledge, and get the most up-to-date Android feature and safety updates.

In terms of the features, the phone is constructed with thrilling features like the Google Assistant, automatic study-aloud and language translation for any on-screen text, a clever camera with India-centric filters and a great deal more.

“The companies remain committed to their vision of opening up new possibilities for millions of Indians, especially those who will experience the internet for the very first time,” the statement mentioned.

Though the cost of the very affordable smartphone is however to be revealed, it is anticipated to be inside the Rs 5,000 bracket. Ambani had mentioned that he was hopeful that with the launch of the phone the 300 million subscribers who are nonetheless on 2G feature phones would migrate to 4G services.

Through its earlier JioPhone which was not precisely a smartphone but presented some features which standard feature phones do not supply, Jio was capable to ramp up its subscriber base substantially. Analyst sustain that an very affordable smartphone would not only aid Jio garner more subscribers but also aid increase its typical income per user.


Originally appeared on: TheSpuzz

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