Jio Phone Next Coming On Diwali: Is It Actually Launched at Rs.1,999? The Real Truth

Jio much-hyped Jio Phone Next finally coming on Diwali. This phone has been made in partnership with Google and we all had some high hopes from this phone at least from the pricing side but I don’t think Jio has nailed the pricing right this time. Jio is marketing that you can get this phone for Rs. 1,999/- but there’s a catch to it.

Let’s first look at the PRICING and FINANCING options given by Jio.

Courtesy:Jio

There’s a lot of confusion regarding the actual pricing of this phone so let me clear the pricing aspect of this phone. This Jio Phoe Next has actually launched in India at Rs.6,499/- Yes, that’s the actual price of this phone. So whats’s this over hyped Rs.1,999/- price tag??? 

Let me explain, Firstly you need to pay Rs.1,999/-  up front  that’s the price supposedly along with that you’ve to pay Rs.501 processing fee that brings it to Rs.2,499/- now suppose you take up rs Rs. 450 per month EMI plan for 24 months now as this plan includes 1.5 GB Data daily and unlimited calls which normally on prepaid costs Rs 199/-. So this emi basically taking up  Rs.249  extra now that means Rs.249  each month for 24 Months and that’s equal to Rs.6000 (Rounded Off) . So Overall on EMI plan the phone costs Rs.1,999+501+6000=Rs. 8,500.

See the break up below

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Now, at this price point where even if you buy it wihtout financing you’ll have to pay Rs.6,499/-  it’s definitely not making sense it would have made sense at around 4k. 

Specifications

Now Let’s talk a bit about Specifications

Jio Phone Next comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1440 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Jio Phone Next is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM. The Jio Phone Next runs Android and is powered by a 3500mAh battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Jio Phone Next on the rear packs 13-megapixel camera. It has a single front camera setup for selfies, featuring an 8-megapixel sensor.

The Jio Phone Next runs Pragati OS is based on Android and packs 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 512GB). The Jio Phone Next is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) mobile that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards.

Connectivity options on the Jio Phone Next include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v4.10, Micro-USB, 3G, and 4G . Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor.

Now there’s a catch in Dual SIM 4G Specification too as there’s a dual SIM slot but one slot is locked for Jio SIM cards only and mobile data also only works with Jio, no other SIM cards.

From where you can buy Jio Phone Next

Reliance Jio’s JioPhone Next is coming on Diwali and you can buy the smartphone on the Jio website or MyJio app, or even by dropping a message on WhatsApp.

While the purchasing process is clear, there are questions about how to know when the JioPhone Next is in stock in order to buy it when the smartphone becomes available. The JioPhone Next will be available in a store near you starting Diwali. In order to know when the smartphone hits the market, you can turn on an SMS alert from jio.com for when the smartphone hits a store near you. Here’s how you can sign up for the alert:

  • Step 1 – Go to Jio’s website – www.jio.com – and click on the JioPhone Next banner on top.

 

  • Step 2 – Click on “I am interested” and enter your name and mobile number.

 

  • Step 3 – Agree to the terms and conditions.

 

  • Step 4 – Enter your personal information, which includes your PIN code and locality.

 

  • Step 5 – You will receive a message saying that you will now receive a notification when the JioPhone Next is available at a nearby store.

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