Tuesday, May 31, 2016
How cheap can a smartphone get? We don't know, but there's a new low cost smartphone in town that costs under $55 and has the latest Android version on it.
We've been watching ever better smartphones becoming cheaper and cheaper over the years, to the point that we can now get a smartphone for under $50. So, the price alone isn't the new thing here - the difference is that now even these cheap phones have the latest Android 6.0 version on it.
That's the case of this Blackview A5, with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and costing less than $55.
As you'd might imagine, its specs are quite basic: you get a lowly 4.5" (854x480) screen, a MTK6580 quad-core CPU at 1.3GHz, Mali-400MP GPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB flash + microSD, 5MP and 2MP cameras, and a 2000mAh battery. Very modest specs, that have to considered in light of its extremely low price (keep in mind some brand might charge you more than the cost of this device, for a smartphone case ou charger+usb cable kit.)
Just how much cheaper can a smartphone get? We don't know but we're sure curious to find out. :)