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These could be the specs of Jio and Google's ultra-affordable Android phone
- A reliable source has revealed the specs of the JioPhone Next.
- The device could feature Android 11 (Go Edition) and a mass-market Qualcomm CPU.
Back in June, India’s foremost telecom operator Reliance Jio announced the JioPhone Next in collaboration with Google. The device is supposedly going to be the cheapest smartphone in the world. However, at the time of its unveiling, both Jio and Google didn’t give us much in terms of the phone’s specs. Now, XDA‘s Mishaal Rahman has shed some more light on what we can expect from the low-cost phone.
Rahman doesn’t disclose where and how he came by the information, but he’s posted several details about the JioPhone Next on Twitter, including the boot animation screen of the phone. He claims that the device seems to have Qualcomm’s 215 CPU. The 64-bit SoC is designed for mass-market devices, exactly what the JioPhone Next is aiming to be. It features clock speeds up to 1.3GHz and gets four ARM Cortex A53 cores. The chipset currently powers a couple of Nokia’s entry-grade phones like the Nokia 1.4.
Interesting branding on the JioPhone Next’s boot animation: “Created with Google.” pic.twitter.com/iyFUIWjTpK— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) August 12, 2021
Elsewhere, Rahman says that the JioPhone Next should run the Android 11 (Go Edition) out of the box. The software targets devices with up to 2GB of RAM and promises 20% faster app launches than its previous version, better notifications management, one-time privacy permissions, and other new features.
The boot animation suggests the display could get a 1,440 x 720 resolution. Cameras on the JioPhone Next should include a 13MP primary shooter and a 5MP selfie snapper.
The information also reveals that the phone will come pre-installed with a new version of Google’s Camera Go and the Google Duo Go apps.