Every year, the average price of smartphones continues to fall, due to both the strong growth of the popularity of smartphones and the emergence of cheaper devices. But in India we decided that even the cheapest define smartphone on the market still can not afford to part of the population, and, therefore, decided to conquer a new frontier in the $ 15.
Which adopted the cheapest define smartphone in the world in 2016?
Canadian manufacturer of smartphones and tablets DataWind and Indian private telecom company RCom plan to submit before the end of the year the world’s cheapest smartphone. Its cost is only 999 Indian rupees, the equivalent of 15 dollars. This low price tag is not always possible to meet for the usual “dealers”, not to mention smartphones.
The cheapest define smartphone will be sold together with the services RCom, in particular, users get free access to the Internet for 12 months. However, this privilege does not please them too, as the unit is equipped with 2G-module. No fast Internet for the money customers will not receive. New running “Linux-based operating system” (the word’s Android partners does not sound). The ultra-cheap machine already scheduled for release on December 28. No other details about the device makers do not disclose.
DataWind long been the practice of issuing cheap smartphones and tablets.
“We want to replace the phones at cheap smartphones, and we hope to reduce the handset market to 5-10% from the current 60-70% over the next year or two,” – said the head of the DataWind Suneet Singh Tuli (Suneet Singh Tuli). He noted that the main goal for the company is focusing on network service programs and content, “Equipment Today is a tool to attract customers. Once people start using it, we can make money through the services offered.”
To achieve the low price tag on this device failed due to cheapened components and a simple filling. But the trend is to produce increasingly cheap gadgets can not but rejoice, because in a competitive environment manufacturers still compete only due to the price of devices, which leads to the emergence of the cheapest define smartphone with acceptable performance. And now the minimum entry threshold is lowered significantly lower albeit only for India.