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Jiophone Next


Reliance Jio has recently launched its muchawaite­d affordable smartphone - Jiophone Next. The ‘Made for India’ handset, jointly designed by Google and Jio, can be bought at jio. com Reliance Retail’s Jiomart Digital stores or by sending a ‘Hi’ to Whatsapp no. 7018270182. The new Jiophone Next is priced in India at Rs 6,499.

Talking about its specificat­ions, Jiophone Next features a 5.45-inch HD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and an antifinger­print coating. Powered by the 1.3GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 quad-core processor, it has 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage that is expandable up to 512GB. It runs on Pragati OS, an optimised version of Android that is tailored for users in India. The entry-level phone boasts a 3,500mah battery. If we talk about the connectivi­ty options, it includes a micro-usb port, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-fi, and dual-sim (Nano) slots.

As far as cameras are concerned, the Jiophone Next carries a 13-megapixel rear camera and has an 8-megapixel selfie camera. Rear camera features will include portrait mode, night mode, and preloaded custom India-augmented reality filters. Sensors onboard include an accelerome­ter, light sensor, and proximity sensor. Jiophone Next will come with automatic software upgrades as well. Additional­ly, the device comes with Google Assistant support to help users operate the smartphone by responding to commands such as “manage settings” and “open app”. There is also a ‘Read Aloud’ feature that allows the user to have on-screen content read out to them. Users will also be able to immediatel­y translate the text in the user interface or on Google. The feature supports 10 Indian languages.

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