Last year, Jio launched the Jio Phone Next. This was made in partnership with several brands, including Google, which contributed to the making of the Pragati OS. The Jio Phone Next aims to provide internet and smartphone access to the ones who cannot afford one. The successor of the Jio Phone Next has surfaced on the web since last year. However, the launch seems imminent as the 5G is now launched in India.
With 5G around the horizon, the Jio Phone 5G seems to launch very soon. As per 91Mobiles, the marketing name of the handset will be Jio Phone True 5G. It will carry a “Ganga” codename.
Jio Phone 5G has appeared on Geekbench, confirming some of its specs. This also suggests its launch is around the corner. The listing reveals it will carry the model number LS1654QB5 and be pre-installed with Android 12. It will pack an octa-core Snapdragon 480+ processor (entry-level 5G chipset) with an Adreno 619 GPU.
Let us look at the release date, price and specifications of the Jio Phone True 5G.
Jio Phone True 5G Release Date
- On August 29, 2022, during the 45th AGM, Reliance announced that Jio to launch an affordable 5G phone in India, probably called Jio Phone True 5G. They are working with Google to introduce an “ultra-affordable” 5G phone in India. The handset could be released by early 2023.
As of now, there is no official information regarding the release date of the Jio Phone 5G. However, we can expect the new budget 5G phone to be released next year. Jio seeks to make 5G services accessible to everyone by releasing a budget 5G phone. We may soon hear more details about the phone once Jio launches 5G in India.
During IMC 2022, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) said that Jio’s affordable 5G services will be available across the country by December 2023.
Do You Need a Jio 5G SIM for Jio Phone 5G?
Since Jio will roll out its 5G services on a Standalone (SA) 5G network, you will probably need to upgrade to a New 5G SIM. The 5G SA network does not rely on its existing 4G LTE infrastructure. Jio has not announced that a new 5G SIM is required to avail of 5G services. Once we get official information regarding the 5G SIM Upgrade for JioPhone, we will update the article accordingly.
Jio Phone True 5G Specifications
The Jio Phone True 5G specifications have been surfacing the web for a long time. The phone is rumoured to come with the Snapdragon 480+ 5G processor based on an 8nm fabrication process, an Entry-level 5G chip from Qualcomm. On the GPU front, the phone will rock the Adreno 619 GPU. This seems to be a massive upgrade over the Snapdragon 215 on the Jio Phone Next. The phone will reportedly support five 5G bands— n3, n5, n28, n40, and n78.
As per a report from Android Central, the phone will come with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1600×720 (HD+) that refreshes at 60Hz. Obviously, the phone is entry-level, and an HD+ display is decent for an entry-level phone. As for the cameras, the phone will come with a 13MP (primary) + 2MP (macro) rear camera setup and an 8MP lens for selfies and video calls.
The Jio Phone 5G will have a 5000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. Lastly, the smartphone will come with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Thankfully, users will be able to expand the storage using a microSD card.
- 6.5-inch HD+ 720p Display at 60Hz
- Snapdragon 480+ 5G (8nm)
- Adreno 619 GPU
- 13MP + 2MP Rear Camera
- 8MP Front Camera
- 5000mAh Battery with 18W Fast-charging
- 4GB RAM + 32 GB Internal Storage | MicroSD Card slot
- Android 12
Jio Phone True 5G Price in India
- The Jio Phone True 5G could be priced at INR 8,999 in India.
As it is apparent, there is no official information regarding the price of the Jio Phone 5G. We know that Jio aims to make this phone as affordable as possible. The phone will undoubtedly be priced under INR 10,000, making 5G affordable for the Indian population. We might also see new 5G plans with the Jio Phone True 5G.
Jio Phone 5G Booking Online
Talking about the Jio Phone 5G online booking, Reliance Jio has not revealed anything till now. However, we expect the company may launch a dedicated Jio Phone 5G registration page so that users can easily pre-book by sharing details like Name and Email ID. So, once Jio Phone 5G goes official, it could be available for booking through the My Jio app and the Official portal (Jio.com).
The Jio Phone True 5G is going to be a huge deal for Reliance Jio as well as Indian consumers. But the question remains when the Reliance Jio Phone 5G will be available for purchase. We hope that the wait for this phone will not be too long.