Mumbai: Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio, which was scheduled to launch Google-powered JioPhone Subsequent, the world’s most cost-effective smartphone on September 10, coinciding with Ganesh Chaturthi will now launch it within the first week of November, round Diwali, on account of international scarcity of chips.
“Both companies have begun testing JioPhone Next with a limited set of users for further refinement and are actively working to make it available more widely in time for the Diwali festive season. This additional time will also help mitigate the current industry-wide, global semiconductor shortages,” stated Reliance Jio in a press release late Thursday evening, forward of the scheduled launch on Friday.
Even because the launch has been delayed, Jio and Google have made appreciable progress in direction of launching the much-awaited JioPhone Subsequent, the made-for-India smartphone being collectively designed by the businesses, in a bid to seize a share of 300 million characteristic cellphone customers in India.
“JioPhone Next will be available in the market from the auspicious date of Ganesh Chaturthi, 10th September, this year,” Reliance Industries (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani had said on June 24.
JioPhone Subsequent is a first-of-its-kind gadget that includes an optimized working system based mostly on Android and Play Retailer. The gadget and the working system will provide premium capabilities which have till now been related to extra highly effective smartphones, together with voice-first options that allow folks to devour content material and navigate the cellphone in their very own language, ship an awesome digicam expertise, and get the newest Android characteristic and safety updates.
JioPhone Subsequent is constructed with thrilling options just like the Google Assistant, automated read-aloud and language translation for any on-screen textual content, a sensible digicam with India-centric filters, and rather more.
The businesses stay dedicated to their imaginative and prescient of opening up new prospects for thousands and thousands of Indians, particularly those that will expertise the web for the very first time.
RIL shares on BSE closed down marginally at Rs 2425.5 in a weak Mumbai market on Thursday, valuing the corporate at Rs 15.37 lakh crore, India’s most valued.