There was news suggesting that Jio was working on a cheap new Android laptop, and now we have reports backing that claim. Back in 2018, Miguel Nunes, Senior Director of Product Management at Qualcomm announced that Qualcomm and Reliance are working closely to launch a new affordable Android laptop with cellular connectivity. Now we finally have reports on it that reveal a lot about the design and hardware behind this upcoming laptop from Jio.
JioBook 4G Laptop
Jio was successful with the launch of Jio Phone, which was a feature phone capable of 4G connectivity. This allowed a lot of users to enjoy high-speed internet without having to spend money on a smartphone. Now Jio is planning to repeat the feat in the field of laptops by launching the JioBook. The prototype model of the JioBook (spotted by XDA Developers) is observed to be running on some version of AndroidOS, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 powering it up. This is a 4G only processor that was launched back in 2019.
Jio is working together with the China-based Bluebank Communication Technology, which is an engineering firm that works with other companies to develop mobile phones, other similar devices, and software. They will also look after the Engineering of the upcoming JioBook. Right now it is far from a finished product and we will see this laptop probably in the Q3 or Q4 of 2021. But some images in its test phase have leaked online. Those images do not reveal the real product though. But we can expect the final product to look somewhat like the images suggest.
So far in the testing phase, we have news that the device will have a resolution of 1366 x 768 but the screen size is not yet known. Additionally, test devices with two storage and RAM options were listed. One with 2GB LPDDR4X RAM and 32GB eMMC storage and another with 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC 5.1 storage. In terms of other hardware specifications, Samsung will be the supplier for the DRAM and NAND chip while Qualcomm will be the supplier for the processor and audio chip.
We will have all the Jio applications preinstalled on this laptop. This includes JioMeet, JioPages, JioStore and more. JioBook won’t miss out on Microsoft applications either. The majority of people depend on Microsoft applications for their day-to-day work and they are aware of it.
Price & Launch Date
As for the price, if we go by Jio’s history with JioPhone, we can expect the laptop to be priced significantly lower than any other possible Android laptop competitor. We can expect JioBook Laptop will be priced under Rs 10000. Talking about its launch timeline, JioBook Laptop could be launched in May 2021.
JioBook Laptop Booking
Jio’s upcoming low cost 4G laptop will likely be available in the Indian market by the end of 2021. Once it is available for sale you will have to follow the below-expected steps for online booking the JioBook.
- Visit the official site of Reliance Jio.
- If JioBook is ready for sale you will see the Booking/ Registration option on the homepage.
- Enter necessary details such as your full name, mobile number, email address etc.
- Pay the required amount (If Required) using a suitable payment method.
- Provide your delivery address carefully.
- You will receive the laptop at your doorsteps.