Jio Phones: BIS Certification Hints at Exciting Launch

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Last updated on August 14th, 2023 at 04:15 pm

Jio Phones: BIS Certification Hints at Exciting Launch

The exciting news is brewing in the Indian smartphone market as reports suggest that Reliance is gearing up to introduce two new Jio Phones in the near future. Although the official details about these upcoming handsets are yet to be unveiled, it’s intriguing to note that they have reportedly secured certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). This development strongly hints at an imminent launch, making tech enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the announcements expected at Reliance’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) event on August 28.

Jio Phones with model numbers JBV161W1 and JBV162W1
Jio Phones with model numbers JBV161W1 and JBV162W1

Renowned tipster Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) recently shared a screenshot displaying the alleged BIS listing for the new Jio Phones. According to this leak, the handsets bearing the model numbers JBV161W1 and JBV162W1 received BIS approval on Friday, August 11. While the listing provides the model numbers, it intriguingly refrains from disclosing the specific specifications of these smartphones.

With Reliance yet to officially reveal any details regarding the release of the new Jio Phones, all eyes are now on the company’s 46th AGM, scheduled for August 28 at 2:00 pm IST. During this significant event, it is widely expected that Akash Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Jio, will shed light on the much-anticipated Jio Phones.

Earlier rumors had been circulating about the Jio Phones, adding to the anticipation. One Jio Phone, sporting the model number Jio LS1654QB5, was spotted on the Geekbench benchmarking platform last year. According to those leaks, this device is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 480+ SoC, complemented by an Adreno 619 GPU and 4GB of RAM, promising a powerful performance.

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Additional details from previous leaks indicated that the Jio Phones may come with 32GB of internal storage and feature a 13-megapixel dual rear camera setup, aligning with the demands of modern smartphone users. It is anticipated to come preloaded with Android 12 and sport a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD display boasting a refreshing 90Hz refresh rate. For selfie enthusiasts, an 8-megapixel front camera is expected to cater to capturing memorable moments.

Battery life is a crucial aspect, and the upcoming Jio Phone is rumored to be backed by a substantial 5,000mAh battery, with support for rapid 18W charging, ensuring that users stay connected throughout their day.

As per a recent CounterPoint Research report, the price range for this 5G-capable handset is projected to fall between the Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 12,000 mark, making it an attractive offering for a wide range of consumers.

With all these exciting prospects and the BIS certification adding credibility to the imminent launch, Jio Phone enthusiasts and tech aficionados are eagerly awaiting the revelations set to take place during the AGM. Keep an eye out for further updates on this intriguing development, as Reliance takes the stage to unveil the latest additions to the Jio Phones lineup.

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