Indian carrier Reliance Jio released a simple phone the Jio Phone and it quickly became the 10th largest brand in the world, not to mention topping the charts in its local market where its the largest featurephone vendor by a large margin. But the company wants more and an exec (speaking anonymously) offered some details about the third phone.
It will be an all-touch smartphone with a 5 screen. The chipset is unknown, but it will have 2GB of RAM and a generous 64GB storage (plus a microSD slot). Thats powerful enough to run Android, but it will be interesting to see if Jio go for the full version or the lighter Go edition.
As a result, the Jio 3 will be pricier, if you can call it that INR 4,500 ($63/55). Thats still more than the INR 1,500 for the original and INR 3,000 for the QWERTY-packing sequel.
Anyway, the extra cash buys better cameras too, 5MP on the back and 2MP on the front (up from 2MP/0.3MP previously).
The JioPhone 3 is expected to be unveiled in India this June, pre-orders will start the month after and sales will commence in August. It will be available through Jio stores, Reliance Digital stores and through the Jio website.