Have you ever had two thousand rupees and not sure of what to do with it? Well, Indian startup Jivi has given you a life line –purchase it’s JSP 20 smartphone which is the cheapest Android-powered smartphone you can find in the whole of the subcontinent.
“The intent was clear. We want to make available a good quality smartphone at an extremely affordable price, we are doing this on very thin margins,” CEO Pankaj Anand said at the product launch. “We will have people on ground, across colleges and other places to help people purchase the phone.”
The Jivi JSP 20 is low-end (very low end at that) device that has a 3.5″ 320 x 480 pixels TFT display, 128MB of RAM, 256MB of storage with microSD card extension, a 2MP camera which interestingly has a LED flash and finally, a 1350mAh battery. The device runs on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread atop a 1GHz single-core processor.
Jivi says it’s even working on yet another smartphone already — a common behavior within Indian OEMs — and that “this is just the beginning.”