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Reliance-Jio + Google, 4G Smartphone Announced

by Rajeev Nair | Jun 24, 2021

Reliance-Jio in partnership with Google would launch an ultra-affordable 4G smartphone ( Jio Phone Next) in India in Q3 2021. It targets the existing feature phone user base. Our latest and details analysis / estimates of feature phone segment in India market is available here, from the Smartphone Country Share Tracker (SCST) Service.

JioPhone Next would be supported by an optimized version Google’s Android operating system. This INTERIM smartphone offering from Reliance-Jio would not just help it tap into the 2G feature phone users looking for an upgrade but also would help in retaining its own existing 4G feature phone user base with attractive data bundling plans. The announcement also comes in as Jio begins its 5G field testing in India.

How is Jio’s second coming into the smartphone segment in India going to evolve further? and all the more considering its 5G ambitions. How is this interim offering going to impact the India smartphone market in H2 2021? Watch out this space as the Reliance Jio-Google phone story evolves to the next level…..

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