October 26 2021: Reliance Jio has released a teaser video on the ‘Making of JioPhone Next’ -- the new affordable 4G smartphone that the company is expected to launch just before Deepavali.
The video ( you can find it for a few days in our tech video spot on the home page of www.indiatechonline.com ) reveals that the phone will run on Pragati OS, an Android variant operating system that has been built specifically for India by Google and Jio. The processor is sourced from Qualcomm.
Other special features described in the video:
Voice assistant helps users to operate the device (Open App, manage settings etc.) and get information/content from Internet easily in a language familiar to them.
Read Aloud : ‘Listen’ functionality allows user to have content on any screen read out to them by device. This allows users to consume content by listening in a language which they can understand.
‘Translate’ functionality allows user to have any screen translated to language of user choice. This allows users to read any content in their language of preference.
A smart and powerful camera which supports various photography modes such as Portrait mode allowing users to capture great photos with automatically blurred background. The camera app also comes preloaded with custom Indian augmented reality filters to enhance the pictures by associating with emotions and festivities.
Jio and Google Apps preloaded: The device supports all the available android apps which users can download and use in device via Google Play Store thus giving them the freedom to choose from lacs of apps available on the Play store. It also comes preloaded with a host of Jio and Google apps.
Automatic Software upgrade: The JioPhone Next remains up to date with automatic software updates. The experience is only going to get better over time with the latest features delivered automatically. It also comes with security updates ensuring a hassle-free experience.
For images of the India plant where Jio will be manufactured see our Image of the Day