Reliance Jio is trying to launch new ‘reasonably priced’ Android smartphones earlier than the top of this yr. That’s based on a brand new report from Enterprise Customary, which claims that the launch would possibly occur by December 2020 or in early 2021. The report additional claims that the corporate is hoping to roll out a whopping 100 million models of its reasonably priced Android units, that are mentioned to ship with bundled information packs.
There’s apparently no additional info on the difficulty at this cut-off date, however such a growth has been coming for some time now.
At its 43rd AGM in July, the corporate announced a tie-up with Google to work on “reasonably priced 5G smartphones” for India. Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman of Jio’s mum or dad firm, Reliance Industries, even claimed that the telco can design entry-level 5G smartphones “at a fraction of their present value”.
In direction of that finish, Google and Jio are partnering to construct an Android-based smartphone working system. “Although this partnership, we’re assured that we are able to speed up the nationwide mission of placing a wise machine within the arms of each India”, Ambani mentioned on the assembly final July. He additionally claimed that the tie-up will assist the nation ditch its legacy 2G networks and transition tens of millions of 2G function telephone customers to entry-level 4G/ 5G handsets.
In the meantime, the upcoming units won’t be the primary time Jio will launch Android handsets.
The corporate, again in 2015-16, launched a collection of entry-level smartphones beneath the ‘Lyf’ branding. Reportedly manufactured by ZTE in China, the telephones did promote properly initially, however the model has seen no new releases in years. It is going to be attention-grabbing to see if Jio will revive the prevailing model or provide you with an all-new branding for its upcoming smartphones.