People always crave devices with all the important specs at an affordable price. Keeping that in mind, the Vietnamese company Vsmart partnered with Qualcomm and launched the world’s cheapest 4G smartphone dubbed as ‘Vsmart Bee Lite’.
The device has been launched specifically for the Vietnamese 2G and 3G users. The device is available under Viettel’s ‘1 for 1 upgrade’ and ‘switch for 101 days’ programs to push 4G among 2G and 3G handset users in Vietnam. The devices are subsidized by different parties will be distributed at a very low price. The distribution responsibility for the devices is taken by the Vietnamese Telecomm, ‘Viettel’.
Coming to the specs of the Vsmart Bee Lite, the device sports a 5.45-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 480 x 960 pixels and a viewing ratio of 18:9. The device houses a 5MP camera on the back and a 2MP on the front. Furthermore, the handset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 SoC coupled with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage which luckily can be further expandable up to 64GB with the help of a micro SD card.
Other features include WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and sensors like accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor. On top of it, it has a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a MicroUSB port. Since the device has the lowest specs, it runs Android 10 Go Edition and for the juice, it has a decent battery of 2550 mAh.
The device is available in two colours- Black and Green and it will come with 18 months warranty. The main attraction of this device is the price which is VND 600,000 (Rs.1,999 approximately) which makes the device the first cheap 4G smartphone.
Sadly, Indian users will not be able to buy the Vsmart Bee Lite phone as it is exclusive for Vietnamese Users only. In India, Jio is expected to launch low-cost 4G smartphone possibly “Jio Phone 3” by December 2020. So, you don’t have to wait longer.