India’s Reliance Jio to roll out top-tech 4G-enabled laptop at USD 184

By Rashi Thakkar  | Date: 2022-10-03

India’s Reliance Jio to roll out top-tech 4G-enabled laptop at USD 184

Reliance Jio is reportedly planning to build on the success of its affordable JioPhone in Indias highly competitive market by revealing that it will introduce a low-cost laptop called JioBook, for USD 184 which will include a 4G sim card in it.

For JioBook, Mukesh Ambani’s group of companies has previously worked with technology behemoths Microsoft Corporation and Qualcomm Inc., with the former providing its computer chips, which are based on Arm Ltd. technology, and the latter offering support for some apps.

Interestingly, the laptop will be made accessible to business users this month, including government agencies and universities, with a consumer launch likely within the next three months. In addition, according to sources, a 5G updated version will be released later, much like in the case of the JioPhone.

For those unversed, Flex, a local contract manufacturer, will construct the JioBook, and Jio expects to sell hundreds of thousands of the product by the end of March.

It is worth mentioning that the total number of PCs shipped into India last year was 14.8 million, with Dell, HP, and Lenovo leading the way.

According to current trends, the introduction of the JioBook will increase the total laptop market by at least 15%. Jios self-made operating system JioOS will be used on the laptop, and programs may be downloaded via the JioStore.

The company, which is the largest telecom provider in India with more than 420 million consumers, stated that it is also promoting the laptop as an alternative to tablets for corporate workers who work outside of the office.

In 2020, Jio raised approximately USD 22 billion from international investors including KKR & Co. Inc. and Silver Lake. Around that time Jio also introduced affordable 4G data plans and free voice services in 2016, as well as the 4G smartphone at a price of just USD 81 in 2020, which is credited with upending the world's second-largest mobile market.

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