Jio is looking to outsource the manufacturing of over 10 crore low-cost smartphones running Android, Business Standard reported, citing sources.
The phones will come bundled with data packs and are slated for a December 2020 or early next year release.
Reliance Jio and Google recently entered into a commercial agreement to jointly develop affordable entry-level 4G and 5G smartphones with optimizations to the Android operating system and the Play Store to help smartphones reach more Indians.
The new phone is set to pose a major challenge to Chinese vendors such as Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo, and VIVO.
These brands currently dominate a $2 billion (roughly Rs. 14,713 crores) market for sub-$100 (roughly Rs. 7,360) smartphones in India.