Motorola working on a $50 smartphone?

Motorola working on a $50 smartphone?

Motorola doesn’t seem enthused with high-end market. Last year, it launched the rock-solid mid-ranger Moto X, followed by a low-to-mid end Moto G. Meanwhile, the Google-owned company is also working on a modular smartphone known as Project Ara, leaving the very top of the market for Nexus devices. Or at least that’s the way we see things.

And apparently, the American handset maker is sharing this vision and is exploring way to launch even more affordable devices (than the Moto G).

“In much of the world $179 is a lot of money so there’s a big market at a price point of less than $179,” the Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside said to TrustedReviews, “We’re going to look at that and just delivering on that value promise is super important. I mean why can’t these devices be $50? There’s no reason that can’t happen so we’re going to push that.”

Hear that? A $50 phone is in Motorola’s pipeline? I would guess something like that is possible since we’re seeing an onslaught of super-low-cost smartphones coming from China. With Google’s backing, Moto should be able to push the prices further south, helping another billion of people connect to the Internet from their mobile phones. Sounds like a dream when you think about it.

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