Jio’s 5G smartphone will chug along on Google’s Android Go OS that is present in low-cost smartphones.
Reliance Jio is all set to roll out two new products at this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). The products in pipeline also include Jio’s first 5G smartphone as well as the JioBook laptop. According to reports, Jio is working in tandem with Google to develop its first low-cost 5G smartphone.
We expect Reliance to complete the development of the 5G smartphone by May-June based on the report by ET Telecom. The launch will take place around August-September during the company’s AGM, the report added.
Also, Jio’s 5G smartphone will chug along on Google’s Android Go OS that is present in low-cost smartphones. However, the company could well use a custom Android OS which will be called JioOS for the 5G phone.
“The development of the phone is on track. The specifications have been finalised. However, there are ongoing discussions on the operating system, given that it will require deep integration of Jio services,” ET Telecom was as quoted by an executive.
Google has already a partnership with Jio on developing affordable 5G smartphones for India. According to a Bloomberg report, Jio and Google’s Android smartphone will cost around ₹4,000, and as per this, the company is planning to sell around 150 million to 200 million of these phones across two years.
WHAT WILL BE THE SPECIFICATIONS?
If rumours are to be believed, the JioBook is could be rolled out at the AGM along with the 5G phone. As far as the specifications are concerned, the JioBook could come with an HD display, and it will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor which will be coupled with Snapdragon X12 4G modem.
Also, the laptop will be launched with 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage. And it will also have a mini-HDMI connector, dual-band Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.