Mumbai, Oct 29: Jio and Google announced today that the much-anticipated JioPhone Next, the made-for-India smart phone jointly designed by the two companies, will be available in stores from Diwali, adding to the festival cheer in the country.
This will be the most affordable smart phone anywhere in the world with an entry price of only ₹1,999 and the rest paid via easy EMI over 18/24 months. A unique financing option like this is being introduced for the first time for a device in this category, making it accessible for a much wider set of consumers. With features that are unprecedented in any phone in this category, Jio Phone Next will be available across the country at Reliance Retail’s extensive network of JioMart Digital retail locations.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Mukesh D Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance Industries said, “I am delighted that Google and Jio teams have succeeded in bringing this breakthrough device to Indian consumers in time for the festival season, in spite of the current global supply chain challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. I have always been a firm believer in the power of the Digital Revolution to enrich, enable and empower the lives of 1.35 billion Indians. We have done it in the past with connectivity. Now we are enabling it again with a smartphone device.
Among the many rich features of JioPhone Next, the one that has impressed me the most — and one that will empower common Indians the most and take their digital journeys to the next level — is its contribution to India’s linguistic integration. India’s unique strength is our linguistic diversity. Those Indians who might not be able to read content in English or in their language can get it translated, and even read out, in their own language on this smart device, he added.