Reliance Jio has yet again delayed the launch date of its much-awaited JioPhone Next. Earlier, it was expected to launch on September 10, however, Reliance Jio in a statement said that they are delaying the launch of the phone by a few weeks.
What is the reason behind JioPhone Next launch postponement?
Reliance Jio said in the statement that due to the global semiconductor shortage, the company decided to postpone the launch of JioPhone Next.
What is the reason behind chip and semiconductor shortage?
According to reports, there are several reasons due to which there is a major shortage, including coronavirus pandemic and sanctions against some key Chinese technology companies. Notably, Jio has not yet revealed the hardware that will be driving the latest JioPhone Next.
When will JioPhone Next be launched now?
Jio said that the debut 4G smartphone will be available now in the Diwali festive season which means that it will be released around November 4.
The company announced its 4G debut smartphone in June and said that it will be available for sale in September but now it has got delayed. Meanwhile, the price of the phone is not announced yet and it is expected that the price of the phone will be announced around Diwali.
However, according to the leaks, it is reported that the latest Jio Smartphone will be priced at Rs 3,499 in India. JioPhone Next will have advanced features like automatic read-aloud of screen text language translation, voice assistant, smart camera, among other things. Apart from this, it will also have Android OS that will be supported with security updates. This new phone will also have a smart camera with reality filters from Snapchat and HDR.