JioPhone Next is sold in India, buyers need to register first: all details

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JioPhone Next was launched in India. The smartphone developed by Google is available in nearby retail stores across India. Reliance urges users to register their interest first via WhatsApp or the company page before going to the store. A representative from the Reliance Digital Store in Mumbai confirmed to Gadgets 360 that the JioPhone Next is in stock. However, the phone cannot be purchased without prior registration. Reliance is offering EMI plans for the purchase of the JioPhone Next that allow users to pay only Rs initially. 1999 to get the phone.

JioPhone Next sales details, price in India

The official Jio website is accepting registrations for the JioPhone Next. Interested customers can also register their interest on WhatsApp by sending a “Hello” to 7018270182. The registration process requires the user to share their location and once that’s done the user will be prompted to go to the store and buy the JioPhone next. The representative of the Reliance Digital Store in Mumbai confirmed that the smartphones were indeed in stock. However, users must first register their interest online or on WhatsApp. As soon as the user is prompted on their phone to pick up the phone at a particular retail store, they can buy the JioPhone Next.

As we already know, the JioPhone Next costs Rs. 6,499 up front. Buyers can also opt for the Easy EMI option, which requires users to pay Rs. 1.999 initially (plus Rs. 501 processing fees) and then pay the remaining balance in easy EMI. The representative says the request to pick up the phone should be in a day or two. The company claims to have worked with more than 30,000 retail stores across India to ensure easy access to the JioPhone Next. It has also provided a paperless digital funding option that extends to the furthest corners of the country, making it geographically accessible to any Indian. To find the nearest Jio store, go to this link.

It is not yet possible to buy the JioPhone Next in the online Jio shop.

If you pay Rs. 1.999 for the JioPhone Next, you need to decide on one of the EMI plans offered by Jio:

To plan

EMI

Bundled advantages

Always-on plan

Rs. 300 o’clock for 24 months

Rs. 350 o’clock for 18 months

5 GB data volume, 100 minutes of phone calls per month

Big plan

Rs. 450 o’clock for 24 months

Rs. 500 o’clock for 18 months

1.5 GB data volume per day, unlimited voice calls

XL plan

Rs. 500 o’clock for 24 months

Rs. 1750 for 18 months

2 GB data volume per day, unlimited voice calls

XXL plan

Rs. 1750 for 24 months

Rs. 600 o’clock for 18 months

2.5 GB of data per day, unlimited voice calls

JioPhone Next specifications

As for specs, the JioPhone Next runs on Pragati OS, an optimized version of Android tailored for users in India. It has a 5.45-inch HD + display (720 x 1,440 pixels) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and an anti-fingerprint coating. In the camera department, the JioPhone Next has a 13-megapixel rear-view camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The rear camera features include portrait mode, night mode and pre-installed custom India augmented reality filters. The phone is powered by the 1.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 quad-core processor, paired with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 512 GB.

The JioPhone Next is equipped with a 3,500 mAh battery. Connectivity options include a micro USB port, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi and dual SIM (nano) slots. The sensors on board include an accelerometer, a light sensor, and a proximity sensor. JioPhone Next also comes with automatic software upgrades. Other important functions are reading aloud, live translate and the support of the Google Assistant.

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