Smartphones come in all shapes and sizes, and naturally different price points as well. We have seen low-end handsets, and we have seen high-end handsets, all of which cater to different markets. That being said, it sees that Mozilla is planning on launching a smartphone that will ultimately cost just $25. Wait, but how is this possible? Well this is possible in part thanks to Mozilla’s recent partnership with Spreadtrum who will provide the chipsets that will be used to create these $25 smartphones.
Of course we don’t expect much from these $25 smartphones, but then again we’re guessing that Mozilla’s target market will probably be aimed at emerging markets where feature phones are still widely used simply because they are cheap and straightforward. After all, if you’re shopping on a budget the last thing on your mind would be whether or not your phone comes with biometric security features, right? In fact the goal of these smartphones is to get people to stop using feature phones and to start using smartphones, particularly that of Mozilla’s own making.
According to the press release, it describes Spreadtrum’s chipset as being “designed with a unique low memory configuration and high level of integration that dramatically reduces the total bill of materials required to develop low-end smartphones.” We’re not sure what phones will be the result of this, but we will be keeping our eyes peeled for more info.