Reliance-backed Jio is probably best known for its India cellular network and affordable subsidized devices. Most recently, the JioPone Next and coming soon, the JioPhone 5G. A Jio-laptop has been popping up in the rumor mill for some time as well. It was recently mentioned in a hardware certification document as well. Unfortunately, the document doesn’t reveal any device specs other than the fact that it is clearly ARM-based, as opposed to x86 and is certified to run the ARM version of Windows 10.
The filing does also mention “Emdoor Digital Technology Co., Ltd.” – the OEM for the laptop in question. It is a Shenzhen-based company that specializes in such hardware. Since we know the “product name” for the device will be “QL218_V2.2_JIO_11.6_20220113_v2” we did some snooping around and found a vast “218-series” lineup of devices on the Emdoor Digital Technology website. All of these, however, use either an Intel or AMD x86 CPU and not an ARM chip. Their designs look vastly different, too, so we can’t quite say which chassis Jio will be using. Emdoor Digital Technology is clearly customizing specifically for Jio.
Whatever the JioBook end up being, we can be pretty certain that it will be affordable.