Google & Jio Can Launch 4G, 5G Smartphones Under Rs 5000, Before Diwali!
Reliance Jio is expected to launch its much-anticipated and most affordable smartphone in collaboration with Google.
Jio- Google Smartphone Is Under Testing Phase
The upcoming smartphone is under the testing phase at the manufacturing facilities of Dixon Technologies, UTL Neolyncs, Flextronics Technologies, and Wingtech Mobiles.
The smartphone has already progressed beyond the stage of research and development.
Because demand for new items is generally high during the festival season, Reliance Jio is expected to release a smartphone before the holiday season.
Reliance Jio To Source Components
Reliance Jio 4G smartphone might be priced under $50 and Jio will start the pre-booking process soon.
“Google’s job was to optimize the software, Chinese ODM (original design manufacturer) Wingtech is likely to design the hardware, while other vendors will do the assembling,” a top executive was quoted by ET. “Beginning of trials suggests that the phone may be up for launch in the fourth quarter (through December), if not earlier,” he added.
It is expected that the smartphone might add 30 to 42 million new users in the coming years. However, analysts state that smartphones might cost between $65-$70.
Meanwhile, Neil Shah, partner at Counterpoint Research said that Diwali seems suitable for the smartphone.
Similarly, brokerage firm JP Morgan states that the pricing and the specifications are likely to be announced at the company’s annual general meeting.
Jio- Google 5G Smartphone
Jio and Google might launch 5G smartphones and plans to bring smartphones under Rs. 5,000.
“Jio wants to bring the device for less
than Rs 5,000. When we scale up the sales, it can be priced in the range of Rs
2,500-3,000,” a company official said.