It looks like Spreadtrum and Mozilla are planning to release a smartphone that retails for just $25.
You have likely never heard of Spreadtrum. Spreadtrum is a cell phone manufacturer that isn’t very well known, but they have one thing in common with Mozilla. They both want to deliver smartphones to consumers at the lowest possible prices. How does $25 sound? For that price you’ll probably take two.
So how are they keeping the cost down? A Cortex A5 chipset: the SC6821. The chip doesn’t have support for LTE, just WCDMA and EDGE, but does include support for WiFi, Bluetooth, cameras, and FM Radios. It tops out at powering 3.5” screens, but how much do you really need if you want a cheap phone? 3.5 will be good enough.
This won’t replace your iPhone, but if Mozilla can make this work with the Firefox OS for just $25, you will see them move quite a few as people buy them to use as backups at the very least. It will also do great in emerging markets like India.
Source GSM ArenaFiled Under: Mobile Phone News