India – Reliance is preparing to launch its first JioBook laptop in India. For the past several months, news related to the launch of this laptop is coming out. Now a report from our partner Economic Times has given information about JioBook and the launch date of the company’s first 5G smartphone. A few weeks ago, a report by XDA Developers also revealed the specifications and features of the upcoming JioBook.
The Economic Times report quoted people associated with the matter as saying that Reliance’s 5G-ready Android smartphone was in the works. The new Jio phone can be launched in the second quarter of 2021. According to reports, the R&D of the upcoming device will be completed by May-June. Jio’s Android smartphone is being developed in partnership with search engine giant Google. The new device is expected to be launched at Reliance’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). Reliance AGM will be held in August and September.
If you look at the launch history of Jio, then the company has launched its products like feature phones and Jio Fiber at its AGM itself. So it is expected that the Reliance 5G Ready device will be launched at the company’s AGM.
According to details shared by an executive related to the matter, the specifications of the phone have become final. However, discussions are going on regarding the operating system of the phone as deep integration will be required for the Jio services in the device. According to the executive, Reliance Jio is currently developing its JioOS which can be based on Google’s Android operating system or its custom version. JioOS is expected to get the optimized performance of Jio applications. Right now, Reliance and Google have not taken any decision on the Android version for the smartphone. It may be that the Android Go operating system with entry-level specifications is provided in the device.
Talking about the price and specifications leak before the launch of Reliance’s first laptop JioBook, it can also be launched at the company’s first annual general meeting (AGM). According to the news, this laptop is exclusively for studies. Earlier in April 2018, an Economic Times report said that Jio plans to bring a laptop with Qualcomm chipset. But the specifications of the laptop were revealed in the latest development. Due to this, Android-based JioOS was reported in place of Windows 10 in the laptop. Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor will be given in the entry-level laptop. JioBook will have 2 GB RAM and 32 GB inbuilt storage. The high-end model of JioBook can have 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage.
According to the news, Reliance has partnered with China’s engineering firm Bluebank Communication Technology for this laptop. This company develops mobile devices and software for third-parties.