Jio planning to sell 5G smartphones for Rs 2,500-3,000 apiece: Company official. Reliance Jio is planning to launch a 5G smartphone for lower than Rs 5,000 and gradually reduce the price to Rs 2,500-3,000 a unit  when it scales up the operation,  according to a company official. The company will target 20-30 Crore mobile phone users who are using 2G connection at present. At present, 5G smartphones are available in India in the price range starting from Rs 27,000. Jio was the first company that launched 4G mobile phones in India free for consumers where they were required to pay a refundable deposit of Rs 1,500 for a Jio Phone .At 43rd Annual General meeting, Reliance Industries Chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani had asserted to make India “2G-mukt” (free of 2G connections) and emphasized on the need to accelerate migration of 350 million Indians (currently using 2G feature phone) to an affordable smartphone, at a time when India stands at the doorsteps of the 5G era