- Reliance Jio is working on a low-cost laptop called the “JioBook”.
- Jio is partnering with Chinese manufacturer Bluebank Communication Technology for building the JioBook.
- The device is expected to reach the Product Validation Test stage by mid-April.
In a step towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat‘ – a campaign by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make India a self-reliant nation – telecommunication company Reliance Jio is reportedly working on low-cost laptops.
Reliance’s new laptop ‘JioBook’ has all the advanced features that require for a good laptop. The company is developing the first-ever Indian laptop, which will run on Android instead of Windows OS.
The laptop could help Jio to go beyond mobile phone users and reach the audience that is looking for a budget-friendly laptop, something that has become particularly important over the last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
JioBook: Price and Expected Release Date
The exact price is not revealed by the company, but the Jio laptop is expected to come with a pretty low price tag, which will make it easier for people to buy it and get easy access to the internet.
Much like with its phones, Jio could bundle its plans, be it 4G plans or the JioFiber plans, with the laptop to make it more convenient for people.
The device is expected to launch by the end of this year if it passes the Validation Test.
JioBook: A low-Cost Laptop Expected Specifications:
JioBook is said to come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 processor while making use of the Snapdragon X12 4G modem for connectivity.
It is also likely to come with JioStore, JioMeet, and JioPages pre-installed on the JioBook. Additionally, it reportedly includes Microsoft apps such as Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Edge, and Office.
There is also a prototype image of the Jio laptop. By the looks of it, the JioBook appears like a basic device. The image shows Windows keys, the final device is not the same, as it is run on Android OS.
The company has not much revealed about the details of specifications, we will update you when we get further information about the specifications.
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