Reliance Jio made a splash by launching 4G LTE phones for less than 1 thousand rupees. Mukesh Ambani-led Jio then launched Jio Phone 2 as an upgraded variant. Even after the launch of Jio Phone 2, the first launched Jio phone is being sold. At present, Jio phone can be purchased for 699 rupees. Now it seems that Reliance Jio is planning to launch a more affordable handset. JioPhone 5 can be launched soon as a cheap variant of Jio phone.
A report by 91Mobiles shows that work on Jio Phone 5 is going on. The new Jio phone will also be a feature phone. According to the news, the Jio Phone 5 will be a light version of the original Jio Phone. This means that it will be sold for less than the current price of Jio Phone.
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Yes, if you believe in leaks, then Jio Phone 5 can be launched at a price of Rs 399. That is, it will become the cheapest phone to come in the market so far. Looking at Jio's record so far, the upcoming feature phone is expected to have 4G LTE connectivity.
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KaiOS platform can be given in Jio Phone 5 along with 4G LTE. This means that some apps will come preinstalled with an Internet browser. It is expected that apps like WhatsApp, Google, Facebook will come pre-loaded in the phone.
The report mentions that there will be free calls to all the numbers of Jio from Jio Phone 5. However, a separate recharge pack will have to be used to use the internet. Only plans present for Jio Phone can be offered for Jio Phone 5 or JioPhone Lite users. Jio can also launch some new affordable plans for new Jio phones.
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Hardware will be compromised in the phone to keep the price down. The phone can be given a small LCD display and keypad just like the original live phone. According to the news, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity are not expected to be provided in the Jio Phone Lite. Apart from this, there are reports of not having cameras to keep the price down. Due to limited storage, new apps will also not be able to be downloaded to the phone.
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There is no information about the launch date of JioPhone 5 yet. However, Jio can launch new Jio phone variant with Jio smartphone coming this year or next year. Jio has recently announced that the company plans to bring affordable 4G smartphones with touchscreen and Android OS.