ARM: cheap smartphones will cost $ 20




ARM expects that in the coming months will be possible to use a low-end Android smartphone for $ 20 to buy. This involves a phone with a cheap Cortex-A5 chip and support for GPRS only.

According to ARM is a price of $ 20 immediately probably find the lowest possible price for a phone because there comes a point that the production could no longer are scaled, writes Anandtech.

The chip manufacturer states that in recent times have been those phones have made. Considerably cheaper various developments Lenovo showed as a year ago, a phone of $ 60 with a Cortex A5 and only GPRS. That price is the day around $ 30 today, and Mozilla is working on a smartphone of $ 25 with Firefox OS.

ARM predicts that this year phones with Cortex A5 chip, Android and GPRS will be $ 20 available. AnandTech observes that this chip is faster than the ARM11 chip from the first iPhone that came on the market in 2007.

The number of cheap smartphones under 150 euros that will be shipped to stores, according to ARM in 2018 will be around one billion copies, twice as high as now. The number of mid-range smartphones will rise; with the high-end segment is done less, expect ARM.


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