Reliance Jio to bring a low-cost Android laptop in India

Reliance Jio is soon likely to launch its first-ever laptop, called JioBook, that too in the affordable price bracket. The company is currently working on this laptop.

Reliance Jio, a leading tech powerhouse in India, emerged with the advent of 4G services in the country. In addition to this, it offers a diverse range of services to its customers. The company later ventured into the hardware sector with the launch of the JioPhone.

It could launch  as the most affordable 4G-enabled phone. Recent reports suggest that Reliance Jio is set to expand its product line with the introduction of a Jio laptop in India. Also Read – Reliance JioBook Laptop spotted on Geekbench, to launch soon in Indian markets

JioBook to launch in India

Reliance Jio, a prominent telecom player in India, is reportedly preparing to launch its first laptop, potentially named the JioBook. Leaks suggest that this Jio Laptop will run on Android, a departure from the traditional Windows OS.

The device is likely to operate on Android 10 OS, overlaid with Jio’s proprietary custom OS, possibly referred to as JioOS. Also Read – Microsoft working on a “New Windows” likely to be called “Windows 10X”

JioBook Alleged Design

An XDA Developers report suggests that the anticipated Jio laptop could be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 SoC. This chipset is expected to feature a 4G LTE-enabled Snapdragon X12 modem, confirming 4G-connectivity for the device. Also Read – Jio Phone Next pre-booking to go live this week, sales to begin next week

This feature aligns well with Jio’s robust 4G network in India. It’s worth noting that a previous Economic Times report hinted at a potential collaboration between Jio India and Qualcomm back in 2018. Also Read – Jio Phone 5G to launch around Diwali this year, price around Rs 3500

Reliance Jio laptop expected to launch in India (Image: XDA Developers)
Reliance Jio laptop expected to launch in India (Image: XDA Developers)
  • Reliance Jio laptop with Windows Key

XDA Developers shared a prototype image of the Jio laptop, though the final product may differ. The prototype suggests a basic design for the JioBook. Interestingly, the image shows a Windows Key, which is expected to be replaced by an Android Key in the final design. This implies that the JioBook will forego the traditional Windows Key in favor of an Android Key.

  • Jio Bluebank Partnership

Reports indicate that Jio India has partnered with Bluebank Communication Technology, a China-based firm specializing in mobile devices and third-party software. Both Jio and Bluebank are expected to source various components from different vendors. Also Read – Ganesh Chaturthi launch of JioPhone Next delay, Reliance confirms for Diwali availability

Samsung is likely to supply DRAM and NAND Chips, while Qualcomm is anticipated to provide the chipset and other key components. Also Read – JioPhone Next: A Low-Cost Android Smartphone by Reliance Jio and Google

JioBook Alleged Specs

This upcoming JioBook is likely to come in two RAM/ Storage variants. These variants may include

  1. 2GB of LPDDR4X RAM/ 32GB of eMMC storage
  2. 3GB of LPDDR4X RAM/ 64GB of eMMC storage

The upcoming Jio laptops are expected to sport a screen resolution of 1366×768. They will come pre-loaded with Jio Apps, tailored specifically for the Indian market. Furthermore, these laptops are rumored to support both Google Apps and Microsoft Apps, enhancing their versatility and user-friendliness. Also Read – OnePlus 9R officially teased by company, could be a gaming smartphone

JioBook Expected Launch

Recent reports indicate that the development of the JioBook laptop commenced in September of the previous year. These reports suggest that the Jio laptop could hit the Indian market anytime during the first half of this year.

It’s speculated that Jio, a telecom behemoth, might unveil this laptop alongside the next-generation JioPhone. Leaks hint that the upcoming JioPhone could be an affordable Android-based device. Furthermore, Jio is reportedly collaborating with tech giants Qualcomm and Google on this project. Also Read – OnePlus Nord 2 design surface online, a OnePlus 9R look alike

JioBook Expected Price

The JioBook laptop is likely to come at an affordable price in India. This pricing will make it easy for the costumers to buy this laptop. Similar to JioPhone, the company could bundle some plans with this upcoming laptop. These plans could either of Jio 4G plans or JioFiber plans, which will attract more customers in India.

However, all the details regarding this upcoming JioBook laptop is still under scrutiny. Thus, we lack complete info regarding this laptop. Also, currently, there is no official information regarding this laptop. We will keep you posted regarding this laptop in near future. Also Read: RedmiBook Pro laptop launches alongside Redmi K40 series 

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