ARM says that you can buy an Android smartphone for as low as Rs 1200 in a next few months

By May 8th, 2014 AT 5:02 PM

The price points of smartphones have been falling down drastically since the inception of Android. Right now, you buy a decent Android smartphone with 3G and Wi-Fi capabilities for as low as Rs 4,000 in India. But as per ARM, consumers might be able to buy Android smartphones for as low as Rs 1200 ($20). ARM is the company which is the driving force behind designing processor architecture which are used in almost all the smartphones being sold worldwide.

ARM's Estimate Of Low Cost Android Smartphone Price
ARM’s Estimate Of Low Cost Android Smartphone Price

This price is revealed from a slide from ARM’s Tech Day which was being reported by AnandTech. The slide estimates the price of a low cost smartphone based on single core ARM Cortex A5 processor. The slide also compares the price of Firefox OS powered low cost smartphones which had to cut down on RAM to hit that price point. Although these smartphones won’t be able to satisfy tech enthusiasts but it would be more than satisfactory for first time smartphone users or first mobile phones.

Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

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*It does not make any sense though.A single core cortex A5 processor can hardly deliver any kind of proper performance. *Apart from that at 1.2k one cannot get a smartphone with more than 256 mb of ram.What’s worse is that the ram count might even drop to 128 mb and at 128 mb of ram no kind of games can be played and no kind of multi tasking can be done.If you have more than 3 apps open in the background you will find yourself in a RAM shortage with 128 mb of ram. *All in all the smartphones won’t… Read more »


Never thought that a smartphone can be purchased at this price! Hats off to ARM.

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