‘JioPhone Next’ will be available from Diwali, reserve it for Rs 1,999
Bombay, October 29 (IANS): Telecommunications giant Jio and Google announced on Friday that their highly anticipated affordable âJioPhone Nextâ smartphone will be available in stores on Diwali.
The India-designed smartphone, jointly designed by the two companies, will be available at an entry price of just Rs 1,999 and “the rest paid via easy EMI over 18 or 24 months”.
The affordable smartphone can also be purchased in advance without financing for just Rs 6,499.
The smartphone will be available nationwide through Reliance Retail’s extensive JioMart Digital outlet network.
“I am delighted that the teams at Google and Jio were able to deliver this revolutionary device to Indian consumers in time for the festival season, despite the current global supply chain challenges caused by the Covid pandemic,” said the chairman and general manager of Reliance Industries, Mukesh D. Ambani, said.
âI have always believed strongly in the power of the ‘digital revolution’ to enrich, enable and empower the lives of 1.35 billion Indians. We have done this in the past with connectivity. Now we are reactivating it with a smartphone. “
Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said: “The ‘JioPhone Next’ is an affordable smartphone designed for India, inspired by the belief that everyone in India should benefit from the opportunities created by the Internet.”
“To build it, our teams had to work together to solve complex engineering and design challenges, and I’m excited to see how millions of people will use these devices to improve their lives and their communities.”