Reliance Mentioned to Launch Latest Tech
Reliance Jio will launch a price range laptop computer priced at $184 (Almost Rs. 15,000) with an embedded 4G sim card. Reliance mentioned to launch latest tech with low-cost JioPhone in India’s extremely price-sensitive market, two sources informed Reuters.
The Mukesh Ambani-led conglomerate has partnered with international giants Qualcomm and Microsoft for the JioBook, with the previous powering its computing chips primarily based on expertise from Arm, and the Home windows OS maker offering assist for some apps.
Jio, India’s greatest telecom provider with greater than 420 million prospects, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
The laptop computer shall be obtainable to enterprise prospects reminiscent of faculties and authorities institutes from this month, with a shopper launch anticipated inside the subsequent three months,
Since its launch late final 12 months, the handset has been India’s top-selling sub-$100 (almost Rs. 8,200) smartphone, accounting for a fifth of the market during the last three quarters, according to Counterpoint.
The JioBook shall be produced domestically by contract producer Flex with Jio aiming to promote “a whole bunch of 1000’s” of items by March, one of many sources mentioned.
The launch of the JioBook will prolong the full addressable laptop computer market section by at the very least 15 p.c, Counterpoint analyst Tarun Pathak mentioned.
The laptop computer will run Jio’s personal JioOS working system and apps will be downloaded from the JioStore. Jio can be pitching the laptop computer as a substitute for tablets for out of the workplace company staff.
Jio, which raised round $22 billion (almost Rs. 1,80,000) from international buyers reminiscent of KKR & Co and Silver Lake in 2020, is credited with disrupting the world’s quantity 2 cell market.
When it launched low-cost 4G knowledge plans and free voice providers in 2016, and later the 4G smartphone at a price of simply $81 (almost Rs. 6,600).