Jio 5G, JioPhone, Jio Laptop & More Expected On This Date: Next Reliance Disruption?
The 44th Reliance AGM is all set to take place on June 24. The telecom giant will have some big announcements to make at this year’s event scheduled for June 24.
The telecom giant is expected to make big announcements like Jio Book laptop, Jio Phone with 5G support, and more during the event.
Jio’s 5G Trial Spectrum
Recently Reliance Jio has begun 5G trials in Mumbai as it competes with rival Bharti Airtel to be the first to introduce mobile technology in India.
The Reliance Jio started 5G trials in Mumbai using its made-in-India equipment. Issuing a statement, the telecom giant said that it is in talks with Nokia, Samsung and Ericsson for 5 G trials in other cities.
Notably, Reliance Jio has applied for 5G trials in Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad and Gujarat as well.
The Department of Telecommunications had in May allocated a 5G trial spectrum in 700-megahertz (MHz), 3.2-3.6-gigahertz (GHz), and 24.25-28.5-GHz bands to Airtel, Jio, and Vodafone Idea to develop India-specific use-cases.
According to a source, Jio will use a standalone 5G architecture for its trials, which will include testing of the core and radio networks for peak speed, latency, and data loads. According to the spectrum licence conditions, tests in other cities will begin soon and must be completed within six months.
Jio- Google Smartphone Is Under Testing Phase
Reliance Jio is expected to launch its much-anticipated and most affordable smartphone in collaboration with Google.
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. 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.
The company may also release a low-cost laptop known as the JioBook. This laptop would be marketed to consumers on a tight budget.
The JioBook, according to the leak, will have a 1366×768 resolution display. It also reveals that the laptop could be powered by a Snapdragon 665 SoC.
The laptop could be equipped with 2GB/4GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 32GB/64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage.
The JioBook is expected to come with JioOS, which is based on Android. The rumoured laptop is also being developed in collaboration with Bluebank Communication Technology.
This is a Chinese engineering firm that specialises in the development of third-party mobile devices and software.