Now, however, it’s getting even cheaper, in the ultra low-end territory as Chinese phone makers are starting to make 3G-enabled cheap devices with prices below $50 or around 300 Chinese yuan, according to a report by DigiTimes.
This won’t get you a dual-core processor just yet nor a high-res screen, but you’d still have a smartphone with 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi and GPS. Now, chances are initially those devices will be China-only - the world’s biggest countries definitely needs affordable handsets more than others, but in the long term this will without a doubt push the price further down for others as well.
Those devices are still likely to feature QVGA displays and sub-par cameras, but if we go below $50 for Android smartphones in the coming year, we are starting to wonder what will come in a couple more years. A fascinating future, don’t you think?
source: DigiTimes via IntoMobile