JioPhone 3 could feature 5-inch touch screen display, run Android Go

JioPhone 3 could feature 5-inch touch screen display, run Android Go

JioPhone 3 will come with a 5-inch touch screen display and could get a powerful hardware

Reliance Jio could launch a new JioPhone 3 sometime in the month of June, 2019. According to a tech news site, BeetelBite, a Jio executive revealed that the company is looking to launch an Android-based smartphone at the annual AGM. The rumours could have some credibility as Jio's previous phone variants, JioPhone and JioPhone 2 were both launched during the annual meet. Reliance Jio had first launched its JioPhone series in India back in 2017.

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Reliance Jio has witnessed unparalleled growth in the feature phone segment and the new JioPhone 3 is further expected to fuel this growth. According to the rumours, the JioPhone 3 will come with a 5-inch touch screen display. This will be the biggest departure since the first JioPhone was launched with a physical keyboard. Other than the big screen, the JioPhone 3 could also get a powerful hardware. Jio Phone 3 could eventually end up looking like a proper smartphone running on some stripped down version of Android.  The Jio executive also suggested that the Jio Phone 3 could come packed with a 2GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which would be expandable via microSD.

Going by the rumours, the Jio Phone 3 will feature a 5-megapixel camera at the back and a 2-megapixel selfie camera up front. The BeetelBite report also said that Reliance Jio will start filling up stocks of the Jio Phone 3 at the offline stores starting July 2019.

A better hardware and software features would mean that JioPhone 3 would most certainly be pricier that the existing JioPhone models. For now, the rumours suggest that the JioPhone 3 may cost around Rs 4500. The JioPhone 2 feature phone is priced at Rs 2,999.

With Xiaomi knocking on the doors of Jio with its cheaper Android Go based Redmi Go phones, the introduction of smarter JioPhone 3 would be a great strategy to counter the Chinese giant.  The Jio Phone 3 will be available on sale via Jio Stores, Reliance Digital stores, and Jio's official website.

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Published on: Feb 06, 2019, 12:27 PM IST
Posted by: Udit Verma, Feb 06, 2019, 12:27 PM IST