The Jio 5G and JioPhone 5G are likely to be unveiled by Reliance at the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM). The company plans to hold its 45th annual general meeting on August 29. During the event, we can expect announcements from companies ranging from retail to O2C transactions. However, the most anticipated announcement is the expected launch of the Jio 5G and JioPhone 5G. Reliance Jio recently emerged as the top bidder in India’s 5G spectrum auction, reportedly buying airwaves worth $11 billion (around Rs 87,000 crore). The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has confirmed that 13 cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Gurugram will receive high-speed 5G services in the initial deployment phase.
Reliance will host the AGM 2022 conference on August 29 in India. With the first phase of the 5G rollout expected to begin in September, the company could likely make the 5G rollout announcement at the event. The company was the biggest spender at the recently concluded 5G spectrum auction in India. Jio bought $11 billion (roughly Rs. 87,000 crore) worth of airwaves.
With the imminent launch of 5G services in India, Reliance could launch the affordable JioPhone 5G during the Indian AGM in 2022. A recent report claims that the smartphone could be priced at Rs. 9,000 to 12,000 rupees. More financing options could push prices down further.
The JioPhone 5G is expected to run on Android 11 (Go edition) with some custom tweaks. It is said to have a 6.5-inch HD+ (720 x 1,600 pixels) IPS display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 480 SoC paired with at least 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of onboard storage, expandable via a microSD card.
The smartphone is likely to feature a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 13-megapixel main sensor with autofocus lens and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. The JioPhone 5G is expected to feature an 8MP selfie camera on the front.
The JioPhone 5G is said to feature a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. It can also come with a USB Type-C port and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The smartphone may feature 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v5.1 and GPS/A-GPS/NavIC connectivity.