Jio and Google stated on September 10 that the JioPhone Next might be released in time for Diwali.

The cheap phone became to start with scheduled to be released on September 10 at the event of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Jio and Google stated the agencies have made “widespread progress” in the direction of launching the phone.

“Both agencies have all started checking out JioPhone Next with a restrained set of customers for similarly refinement and are actively running to make it to be had extra broadly in time for the Diwali festive season. This overtime can even assist mitigate the modern industry-wide, worldwide semiconductor shortages,” Jio and Google stated in a joint statement.

JioPhone Next could be powered via way of means of an optimised model of the Android Operating System, and consist of capabilities together with Google Assistant, automated read-aloud and language translation for any on-display text, a clever digital digicam with India-centric filters.