JioPhone Next, the budgeted entry-level smartphone from Reliance and Google, has finally been launched in India. The handset will be available from Diwali and its pricing details have been revealed. Reliance has announced easy EMI plans that allow customers to buy the phone for as low as Rs. 1,999. These EMIs start from as low as Rs. 300 per month. The JioPhone Next runs on Pragati OS, an Android-based software that is made specifically for the Indian audience. Other features include a 13-megapixel rear camera, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 SoC, and Translate Now feature.
JioPhone Next price in India, availability
The new JioPhone Next is priced in India at Rs. 6,499. The smartphone can be purchased upfront without any EMI options for the said amount. Alternatively, buyers can opt for the Easy EMI option wherein users will have to pay Rs. 1,999 initially (plus Rs. 501 processing fees), and then pay the balance amount in easy EMI.
Reliance Jio has confirmed that the JioPhone Next can be purchased from Diwali, i.e., from November 4. To purchase the handset, users need to visit the nearest Jio Mart digital retailer or go the website and register. Registration can also be done on WhatsApp and users need to send a ‘Hi’ to 7018270182 to begin the process. Once the registration is complete, a confirmation will be sent to the buyer. The customer will need to visit the nearby JioMart retailer to collect their JioPhone Next.
Voice-first features, language translation + a smart camera – we built the JioPhone Next in deep collaboration with @reliancejio to meet India’s unique needs & languages. Excited to see this device help more Indians access the internet through a smartphone https://t.co/hEcqm0esBh
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) October 29, 2021
The company says that it has partnered with more 30,000 retail outlets across India to ensure easy access to the JioPhone Next. It has also made available paperless digital financing option, extending to the remotest corners of the country, making it geographically accessible to every Indian.
The EMI plans are available for 18 months and 24 months. These plans come bundled with voice and data benefits from Jio, so users can opt for these carrier plans to suit what’s best for them. Jio offers the Always-on plan Large plan, XL plan, and XXL plan to JioPhone Next buyers.
Always-on plan – This plan is priced at Rs. 300 per month for 24 months or Rs. 350 per month for 18 months. In addition to paying the EMI of the JioPhone Next, users will also …….