£15 smartphone to hit the market this year

A £15 smartphone aimed at markets in developing nations has been invented and could come to the UK as soon as this year.

Mozilla, famous for its Firefox browser, has partnered with Chinese microchip firm Spreadtrum, to produce the phones which will sell for $25 (£15).

The phone will not be as powerful as other models but will appeal to people who currently buy cheap “feature” phones, analysts told the BBC.

The developing world is seen an area for massive growth for mobile technology manufacturers.

The smartphone, which is still in the prototype stage of development, is intended for developing nations but could also be attractive to people in the UK who do not want to fork out for a top of the range model.

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