September 26th, 2022 11:42 AM 0 COMMENTS

JioPhone Next Material Cost Breakdown

Reliance Jio launched the super-affordable JioPhone Next, a 4G smartphone, to attract millions of 2G and 3G customers in India. The smartphone was a result of a partnership between Reliance Jio and search engine giant Google. The telco has worked hard to keep the Bill of Materials (BoM) of components costs around $58. Now, Counterpoint Research has shared the BoM and specification analysis which will help us understand how JioPhone... Read More

June 28th, 2022 1:02 PM 3 COMMENTS

JioPhone Next Available With Huge Price Cut

JioPhone Next was launched by Reliance Jio at 2021’s end, and the device had disappointed many users who thought that it would be truly affordable. While the cost wasn’t too big, the EMI plans that Jio was giving bundled with prepaid benefits had taken the cost of the device upwards of Rs 14,000 for the users. But right now, the smartphone is available at a huge discount for users in... Read More

May 16th, 2022 3:59 PM 23 COMMENTS

JioPhone Next Now Available at Rs 4499 With Exchange Offer

Reliance Retail has just launched a limited time period offer for users to exchange their old devices for getting the JioPhone Next at just Rs 4,499. Here, the old devices constitute 4G smartphones, feature phones or any other functional smartphone. If the user is not going for the exchange offer, he/she can get the device for Rs 6,499. There are also financing options where users will have to pay a... Read More

March 16th, 2022 8:15 AM 3 COMMENTS

JioPhone Next at Rs 1999: Revisiting EMI Plans of the Affordable 4G Device

JioPhone Next is an affordable 4G smartphone launched by Reliance Jio back in November 2021. It was anticipated to be priced under Rs 5,000; however, it was a big disappointment for the market when it didn’t happen. The device was launched for Rs 6,499, and users could either buy it by paying the amount in full or buy it in the company’s unique EMI (equal monthly instalments) scheme. Here’s what... Read More

January 31st, 2022 9:37 AM 0 COMMENTS

Airtel to Better Compete With JioPhone Next in Coming Quarters: ICICI Securities

Even though Google has invested much lesser in Bharti Airtel as compared to Reliance Jio, the former will be able to give a strong competition to Reliance Jio’s affordable 4G device namely ‘JioPhoneNext’, said ICICI Securities in a note. The purpose of Google’s investment in both Jio and Airtel is different. With Airtel, the partnership with the search engine giant will focus on these key areas: 1) making the 4G... Read More

November 25th, 2021 4:36 PM 4 COMMENTS

JioPhone Next Is Up for Sale Via Reliance Digital Website

JioPhone Next, the affordable smartphone from Reliance Jio is now up for sale via the Reliance Digital website. Earlier, the customers could purchase the smartphone only via one option. Now, the interested buyers can buy this budget smartphone without registering for it by placing an order from the official website. On the website, both the Black and Blue colour options of the JioPhone Next are available. Priced at Rs 6,499,... Read More

November 16th, 2021 9:22 AM 8 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea MD Downplays JioPhone Next, Airtel Smartphone Offers

Vodafone Idea’s (Vi) managing director, Ravinder Takkar, has downplayed the smartphone offers from Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel. Reliance Jio is providing the market with JioPhone Next under the EMI scheme while Airtel is offering a cashback on the purchase of select smartphones. According to an ET Telecom report, speaking to analysts, Takkar downplayed the impact of JioPhone Next and Airtel’s smartphone cashback offer. Takkar said that Vodafone Idea has... Read More

November 8th, 2021 12:58 PM 1 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio Possible Reasons for Pricing JioPhone Next Expensive

Reliance Jio recently launched the JioPhone Next in India. The pricing of the device didn’t go down well with many in the market. The telco was expected to price the device at or under the Rs 5,000 mark. However, it is now available for Rs 6,499 in the market. Consumers going with the EMI option will have to pay at least Rs 8,000 or more for each plan they opt... Read More

November 4th, 2021 6:01 PM 1 COMMENTS

Airtel CEO Downplays the JioPhone Next Offer

Gopal Vittal, CEO of Bharti Airtel, isn’t sure about the JioPhone Next offer from Reliance Jio. In the recent earnings call, Vittal indirectly said that the new 4G phone offer might not attract feature phone users in India. According to an ET Telecom, the Airtel CEO didn’t directly name the device, but the device he was talking about was the JioPhone Next for sure. This is because of the price... Read More

November 2nd, 2021 9:12 AM 2 COMMENTS

JioPhone Next Pricing Is Not Disruptive: Jefferies

Reliance Jio recently unveiled the pricing and the features of JioPhone Next in India. The telco has announced that its much anticipated 4G smartphone will be sold for Rs 6,499 in India. It will be available under four EMI schemes which will be bundled with different voice calling and data benefits. Jefferies, a major brokerage believes that the JioPhone Next doesn’t have disruptive pricing. It doesn’t give the JioPhone or... Read More

November 1st, 2021 10:43 AM 5 COMMENTS

JioPhone Next Price Doesn’t Justify Company’s Aim

The JioPhone Next has been revealed in India and will come for Rs 6,499. The company has chosen to go with a rather high price than the market expectations. The whole aim of the JioPhone Next was to bring a super affordable Android smartphone for the Indian market with a strong software experience. While I can’t comment much on the software experience at the moment, there’s one thing that is... Read More

October 30th, 2021 6:22 PM 9 COMMENTS

Airtel Smartphone Offer Might be Better Than JioPhone Next

A couple of days back, Bharti Airtel came out with its smartphone offer. The telco’s smartphone offer was looked down upon because people were expecting the JioPhone Next offer to be superior. However, after the JioPhone Next price (Rs 6,499) was revealed by the company, Airtel’s smartphone offer doesn’t look that bad. Focusing on the specifications, the JioPhone Next doesn’t have anything superior or unique except for its operating system.... Read More

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