JioBook is in news again. Reliance Jio laptop has reportedly appeared on the website of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). JioBook has been seen on the BIS certification website along with its variants. The first reports of laptops surfaced in 2018 when a report claimed that a laptop with a SIM card could be the next big bet for Reliance Jio to increase the average revenue per user (ARPU). Earlier this year, another report claimed that the Mukesh Ambani-led telco would launch laptops running Windows 10 OS.
Can come in three variants
According to the listing on the certification website, the JioBook laptop will come in three variants.
JioBook will have 4G LTE connectivity
Earlier reports suggest that JioBook may come with 4G LTE connectivity. The JioBook is rumored to be powered by Qualcomm's 11-nm Snapdragon 665 chipset. "
Maybe 4GB RAM
Reports claim that the laptop will have 4GB LPDDR4x RAM and up to 64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage.
"Jio has partnered with China's Bluebank Communication Technology" An XDA report states that Jio has partnered with China's Bluebank Communication Technology for laptops. Blueback claims to have developed products that run KaiOS, the operating system that powers feature phones, including the Reliance JioPhone.
In terms of connectivity options, the laptop could support Mini HDMI for video output, support for WiFi on 2.4 and 5GHz frequencies, Bluetooth, a three-access accelerometer, and a Qualcomm audio chip.
JioBook launch date and availability
As per earlier reports, JioBook development began in September 2020 and is expected to continue till the first half of 2021. This means that the laptop may be announced around Diwali and may go on sale in the first half of next year (2022).
Price of Reliance JioBook
There is no information available about the price of JioBook. However, according to the alleged leaked specifications, the price of the laptop is likely to be under Rs 30,000.