Motorola CEO admits a $50 smartphone is in the works


While we at GizChina have been drooling over the prospect of a $50 phone from JiaYu, the  F1, another prominent maker has allegedly shown similar intent.

We’re talking about makers of the well-received Moto X, Motorola. According to TrustedReviews, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside pretty much confirmed plans for a $50 smartphone, making the affordable Moto G seem like a luxury.

In much of the world $179 (for a Moto G) is a lot of money so there’s a big market at a price point of less than $179,” the Motorol CEO says, “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,

As you would expect, Woodside did not divulge any details about this project. A $50 phone might be a game-changer for the company, especially in developing markets where the budget smartphone segment is largely hogged by domestic and re-branded devices.

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4 Comments

  1. Yaroslav Vishnyak
    January 22, 2014

    oh, yeah. i like this new trend of 50-dollars smartphones. smartphones to everyone! 😀

  2. sam
    January 22, 2014

    Damn, i’m going to hold out to see what motorola’s specs are, i was thinking of getting a jiayu f1 or meizu’s $50 competitor that has yet to be announced but motorola would be way better. I’d be able to get a uk warranty, stock android with full source code for rom and kernel, would be awesome. Lets hope they launch it with a dual core cortex a53 arm v8 and 64bit android 5.0

  3. January 23, 2014

    Motorola the new Titanic?

  4. derp
    February 8, 2014

    damn youre late