As we learned in our article on Jio’s 5G network in India, Reliance Jio is all set to revolutionize mobile connectivity in India again. Not just that, the company is also releasing an affordable Jio Phone 5G smartphone that will ship with built-in 5G support. The specifications of the Jio Phone 5G have already leaked, and we are very close to an official launch. So to summarize everything we know about Jio Phone 5G, we bring you this detailed article where we talk about Jio’s 5G phone price, launch date, features, online booking, and more.
Jio Phone 5G Launch: All We Know So Far (2022)
In this article, we discuss everything related to the upcoming Jio Phone 5G, including its specifications, pricing, release date, features, and online booking details. You can expand the table below and learn about Jio’s 5G phone in complete detail.
Jio Phone 5G Specifications
Before we dive into various details about the Jio Phone 5G, let’s take a brief look at the specs. According to a report by AndroidCentral, the Jio Phone 5G is expected to come with a Snapdragon 480 processor, a 6.5-inch LCD screen, and a dual-camera setup on the back.
It will supports 5G out-of-the-box, and since it’s a Jio phone, we are almost certain that it will be compatible with Jio’s 5G bands: n28, n5, n3, n40, and n78. The base variant of the Jio Phone 5G will have 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. Now go through the below table for complete specs of the Jio Phone 5G.
|Processor||Octa-core Snapdragon 480, 8nm|
|CPU cores||2 x 2.0GHz Cortex A76
6 x 1.8GHz Cortex A55
|Display||6.5-inch LCD screen
720 x 1600 resolution
20:9 aspect ratio
|Camera||13MP primary rear camera
2MP macro shooter
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, side-mounted|
|Mobile Connectivity||5G, 4G, 3G and 2G|
|5G Support||Yes, Snapdragon X51 modem|
|5G Bands||n28, n5, n3, n40, n78 (Speculated)|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, NavIC|
|Charging||18W fast charging, USB-C|
|Android Version||Pragati OS based on Android 11 (Go Edition)|
|Price||Under Rs. 12,000|
Jio Phone 5G Price in India (Expected)
There is a strong buzz in the market that Jio Phone 5G will be priced under Rs 12,000 in India. Some rumors suggest that the price can be anywhere between Rs. 9,000 to Rs. 12,000. As the phone comes with a budget-tier, 4-series Snapdragon 480 5G processor, the price should be on the lower side. If that happens, Jio Phone 5G could launch as the cheapest 5G phone in India, dethroning Chinese players like Xiaomi and Realme.
Apart from that, there are reports saying that Jio will offer financing options, and users will be able to buy the Jio Phone 5G for as low as Rs 2500. At this point, we can only speculate, but we are somewhat certain that the ballpark is close to Rs 12,000. Once the phone launches officially, we will update the price of the Jio Phone 5G accordingly.
Jio Phone 5G Launch Date in India
Earlier, many were speculating that Jio might launch its 5G services along with the Jio Phone 5G on 15th August 2022. However, that did not happen, and the Times of India now reports that Jio Phone 5G might launch with the company’s 5G services on August 29th, 2022, the day scheduled for Reliance’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Again, take these rumors with a pinch of salt. There have also been other reports suggesting that 5G services will be officially launched in India on September 29th by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the India Mobile Congress (IMC). If we go by the IMC schedule, then it’s likely that Jio Phone 5G will launch in October 2022.
Jio Phone 5G Features
Jio Phone 5G is supposed to ship with Pragati OS, which is a custom-tweaked version of Android 11 (Go edition). There are high chances that Jio Phone 5G will receive the update for Android 12 or 12L pretty soon. Recently, JioPhone Next ,which is a 4G phone by Jio, received the Android 12 update. So, Jio Phone 5G could also arrive with Android 12 out of the box.
As for the Jio Phone 5G features, it will have the usual suite of Jio apps, including MyJio, JioCinema, JioTV, and JioSaavn. From the Google side, you will get Google Translate, always-on Google Assistant, translation via Google Lens, Text-to-Speech, support for multiple Indic languages, and more. Not to mention, night mode and custom filters will also be available in the native camera app.
Jio Phone 5G Compatible with Airtel and Vi SIM Cards?
Similar to JioPhone Next, Jio Phone 5G will come with a dual-SIM slot. You might be wondering whether SIM cards of Airtel and Vodafone Idea will work on Jio Phone 5G? Well, I think network compatibility will be similar to JioPhone Next. You can use other SIM cards as long as you have an active Jio SIM in one of the slots. Also, you won’t be able to use mobile data on Airtel or Vi SIM cards. You can only use data with Jio’s SIM as the network for other operators is restricted to 2G only.
Jio Phone 5G Online Booking
As for the Jio Phone 5G online booking, Reliance has not opened the portal yet for registration. Just like JioPhone Next, the company will likely open a registration page to prebook Jio Phone 5G. As and when that happens, we will be one of the first to update this article with the registration link. So keep a tab on our website for all the latest information regarding Jio Phone 5G online booking.
Learn Everything About Jio Phone 5G Launch in India
So that is everything we know about Jio Phone 5G. At this point, we can only speculate about the price and launch date but the specs seem legit, and we are excited about the launch of an affordable 5G phone in India, thanks to Jio. Anyway, that is all from us. If you want to learn how to check 5G bands on your phone, head to our detailed article. And in case you are looking to port to Airtel, go and learn about Airtel’s 5G network in India. Finally, if you have any questions, let us know in the comment section below.