Qualcomm and Jio Collaborating To Launch 5G Smartphone by End of 2024

By Consultants Review Team Tuesday, 27 February 2024

Reliance Jio and Qualcomm are allegedly collaborating to introduce a 5G smartphone for the Indian market. When it comes to 5Gadoption, Reliance Jio has been rather active. The nation's 5G technology deployment is nearly finished, according to the corporation. On the other hand, a sizable portion of the nation's 2Gusers want to move to a 5G network. Here is where Qualcomm and Jio intend to collaborate. According to reports, the US-based chipmaker will release a new chipset to facilitate the introduction of a 5G smartphone at the basic level in the nation.

According to a rumor, Qualcomm and Jio will collaborate to launch an affordable 5G smartphone that is expected to cost less than $99, or around Rs. 8,200. According to the research, a low-cost 5G handset might be released by the end of 2024.

It has been rumored that Qualcomm is collaborating with many OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to create this entry-level smartphone. The article also states that Jio's network enables the smartphone to handle 5G standalone architecture.

The report goes on to say that a low-cost customized CPU with SA-2Rx capabilities may power the entry-level 5G phone. According to reports, anyone searching for reasonably priced smartphones in the nation would be able to enjoy a complete 5G experience with the new chipset. India served as inspiration for the product, and we're putting a lot of emphasis on the 4G–5G transition. Therefore, our focus is on how to ensure that the transition is as seamless as possible and that our products are really optimized for telcos, handset developers, and end users.

Qualcomm hopes to provide this chipset to incentivize the nation's 2G consumers to migrate to the 5G network. The business said that a lot of effort went into creating this new chipset by its research and development team in India. This action has the potential to let nearly 2.8 billion people worldwide—including those in India—have access to the 5G network.

This would undoubtedly cause the adoption of 5G in India to soar. It would be intriguing to know the cost of the next low-cost 5G handsets from Reliance Jio and Qualcomm, though. Although there are presently no smartphones offering 5G services at this price range, the entry-level smartphone market currently starts at about Rs. 7,000. The country's market conditions may alter if a 5G phone is priced below Rs. 8,000, assisting consumers in making the transition from feature phones with 2G capabilities to smartphones.

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