Yet another ultra-affordable smartphone has been shown to the Indian market. A Jaipur-based startup, Docoss revealed its 3G Android phone, X1 with a price tag of only Rs. 888. The announcement was made through its social media handles on April 27.
In order to prove the genuinity, the company has posted real images and hands-on video, which assures the potential consumers that the Docoss X1 is ‘real’, unlike the controversial, Ringing Bell’s Freedom 251. The firm is building its reputation in the market.
Don't panic real phone real images pic.twitter.com/Ntb7dW4paT
— Docoss (@DocossSocial) April 28, 2016
To pre-order the smartphone, all you have to do is just send your details via an SMS to the provided phone number or head on to the company’s official website. The manufacturer announced that only three handsets will be offered to a buyer.
The Docoss X1 smartphone is fronted with a 4-inch display with a resolution of 400 x 480, and a 0.3-megapixel on secondary camera. While, it is backed with a 2-megapixel of primary camera and 1300 mAh of battery, under the hood.
Running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the handset will be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A7 chipset coupled with 1GB of RAM. On storage front, the device features 4GB on internal memory with an expandability option up to 32GB by using a microSD card.
It weighs 102 grams and measures 122.2×64.4×9.3mm.
Industry body of cellphone vendors in India, ICA, is skeptical about these claims. It is not possible to build a smartphone with these specifications and sell it for Rs 888, it said.
“Many of these components are in junk condition and there might be chances of getting them at cheap for small volumes. But even then, the bill of material would be something like $22 (approximately Rs 1,460). Normally, the bill of material would be in excess of $30 (approximately Rs 2,000) and that does not include other costs and taxes,” Pankaj Mohindroo, national president of ICA.
Besides this, while dialing the customer care numbers mentioned on the website, found unavailable, whereas the company’s phone number is constantly engaged.
Tech Specs of Docoss X1
|Display||4-inch 400x480pixels display|
|Camera||2MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera|
|Processor||1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processor|
|OS||Android 4.4.2 KitKat|