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JioPhone Next specifications tipped via Google Play Console listing, said to come with Snapdragon 215 SoC



The launch of JioPhone Next seems imminent as the smartphone has reportedly been spotted in a Google Play Console listing. The listing hints at key specifications of the upcoming smartphone from the Indian telecom giant. JioPhone Next was announced at Jio’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June and was scheduled to be released in September. However, it is now said that the shipping of the smartphone will start in early November in the upcoming festive season (around Diwali). Jio has also confirmed some of the specifications of the JioPhone Next.

According to a tweet by tipster Abhishek Yade (@yabhishekhd), JioPhone Next has recently been spotted in a Google Play Console listing. The listing mentions that the upcoming Jio smartphone will sport an HD+ display with 720×1,440 pixels resolution and 320dpi screen density. According to the listing, JioPhone Next will run on Android 11 (Go Edition). Under the hood, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 (QM215) SoC, paired with 2GB of RAM. The chipset is said to come with Adreno 306 GPU and quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU.

The Google Play Console listing comes with a render of the upcoming smartphone that shows only the front. The upcoming Jio smartphone has thick bezels on the right and left sides and features a huge chin and forehead. The latter houses an earpiece, selfie camera and a few sensors. The volume rocker and power button are visible on the right side in the render.

JioPhone Next sales are expected to start around Diwali 2021, Jio announced in September. The delay in announcing the JioPhone Next price and delivery dates is said to be linked to the ongoing global chip shortage. Previous leaks reveal that the upcoming Jio smartphone will be priced at Rs. 3,499 or $50.


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