Reliance had announced Jio 5G at its annual general meeting in July. Reliance has already revealed its plans to collaborate with Google to make affordable 5G smartphones.
5G phone for 5000
A Jio official, who desires to be anonymous, has revealed that Jio will launch a new 5G phone for less than Rs 5,000. But, wait the surprise doesn’t end here. This 5,000 price is only for some time. Once, the device sales heat up, Jio will slash down the price to Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,000. “Jio wants to bring the device for less than Rs 5,000. When we scale up the sales, it can be priced in the range of Rs 2,500-3,000,” a Reliance Jio official told PTI.
These 5G phones are targeted towards those 30 crore people in India who apparently are still using the 2G phones. Reliance Jio Chairman Mukesh Ambani had also earlier said something similar- “As India is standing at the doorsteps of the 5G era, we should accelerate the migration of 350 million Indians, who currently use a 2G feature phone, to an affordable smartphone,”
This rumored price of Jio’s 5G phone is quite surprising and exciting too. Jio has done some wild stuff in India and this will just be another one of those. But, this isn’t a hidden fact that many Indian regions don’t even have access to 4G. And Jio is planning to make a 5G phone. And speaking of 5G, the Indian Government has not yet allocated any company to establish 5G in India. So, before having a cheap 5G phone, India first needs a 5G connection.