JioPhone Next will operate on Pragati OS, an Indian developed operating system.
The device is expected to be released next week, just in time for Diwali with affordable prices.
The JioPhone Next, a smartphone co-developed by Reliance Jio and global internet major Google, would be powered by a new operating system named Pragati OS. Pragati OS is an Android-based operating system designed exclusively for India.
The smartphone is set to be released next week, just in time for Diwali. It was supposed to be released earlier this year, but it was postponed owing to a global chipset shortage.
Through a partnership with Neolync Solutions Private Limited, the affordable smartphone is being built at sites in Tirupati and Sriperumbudur. Neolync has previously received a Reliance investment of 20 crore.
JioPhone Next, according to the company, is the first handset with an optimised Android and Play Store operating system. The device and operating system will include premium features that have previously been associated with more powerful smartphones, such as voice-first features that allow users to consume content and navigate the phone in their native language, a great camera experience, and access to the most recent Android feature and security updates. The Google Assistant, automated read-aloud and language translation for any on-screen content, a smart camera with India-centric filters, and more are all included in the JioPhone Next.
The Qualcomm processor in the JioPhone Next focuses on improving connectivity and location technologies, as well as device performance, audio, and battery life.
The device's "Listen" feature allows users to have content on any screen read to them. It enables people to consume content by listening to it in a language they are familiar with.
The 'Translate' feature allows users to have any screen translated into their preferred language. It enables people to read any information in their preferred language.
The device's price is still to be revealed.