The 44th Reliance AGM is scheduled for June 24. Rumours suggest that Jio will unveil its 5G services, new Jio Phone and a laptop on the same day.
While 5G smartphones have gradually started becoming mainstream, there's not a lot that can be said about the arrival of 5G in India. That being said, Reliance AGM date is now official, and rumours suggest that we may hear 5G and few hardware products.
The Jio Phone 5G is one of those expected hardware products. Last year Google confirmed that it is working closely with Reliance Jio to launch an affordable 5G smartphone in India. The telecom giant will likely launch this smartphone during the June 24 event.
During a virtual conference with select reporters from the Asia Pacific recently, Sundar Pichai mentioned that Google is working closely with the telecom giant to bring the promised "affordable" smartphone. This partnership has more to do with the $4.5 billion (Rs 33,737 crore) investment in Jio that Google announced during the last AGM. We also know that Google is creating a custom Android version, especially for the upcoming 5G Jio Phone. This operating system will reportedly be called JioOS.
In case you're unaware, Jio launches its smartphones under the LYF banner. LYF phones were first introduced in India with the introduction of 4G smartphones. Now that Jio is expected to roll out 5G services in India, we may see some 5G capable LYF devices.
The upcoming Jio Phone 5G is predicted to be an affordable offering from the brand. Reports say Jio will launch this smartphone for under Rs 5,000, but nothing is certain as of now, so we should probably wait for June 24 and be ready to take this information with a pinch of salt…maybe!