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Monday, October 19, 2020

Reliance Jio will offer 5G smartphones for Rs 3,000, looking at 20 crore mobile phone users

Reliance Jio will offer 5G smartphones for Rs 3,000, looking at 20 crore mobile phone users

  • Initially, 5G smartphones will be available for less than Rs 5,000
  • The price will be gradually reduced as sales increase

Reliance Jio, a telecom subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), plans to launch a 5G smartphone priced below Rs 5,000. As the demand increases, the price will be gradually reduced to Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,000. An official of the company has given information about this.

The company is eyeing 2G users

According to a Reliance Jio official, the company is currently eyeing 200 to 300 million G2 users. Initially, there are plans to launch 5G smartphones priced below Rs 5,000. When sales increase, the price will be reduced to Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,000 per unit.

Jio introduced the country's first 4G mobile phone

Reliance Jio is the first company to launch 4G mobile phones in the country. This mobile phone was named Geo Phone. The phone was given away free of cost to Geo customers on a Rs 1,500 refundable deposit. At the 43rd AGM, RIL Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani called on India to make 2G free.

Mukesh Ambani wants to give 35 crore feature phone users a smartphone at a reasonable price

Mukesh Ambani emphasized on converting 350 million users who are currently using 2G feature phones to smartphones at a reasonable price. Mukesh Ambani has said this at a time when India is ready to enter the 5G era.

Reliance Jio will make a cheap Android phone with Google

Mukesh Ambani had earlier announced the sale of 7.7 per cent stake in Geo platform to technology giant Google for Rs 33,737 crore. Under the partnership, Reliance Jio will partner with Google to develop cheaper Android smartphones. In addition, the company is developing 5G network devices. The company has sought spectrum from the Department of Telecom for testing of these devices. The company plans to export 5G devices.

There is currently no 5G service in the country

Currently 5G service is not available in the country. The government has not yet allotted 5G spectrum to the telecom operator for field trials. However, the trial is expected to begin in the current financial year. Those associated with the industry believe that commercialization of 5G services in the country could start from the next financial year.


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