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A Smartphone For All

If the mere thought of spending a day without a smartphone (or more specifically, without your favorite apps) is driving you insane, can you imagine a life without it? 

Let's face it - smartphones have fundamentally changed the way we live. Things that were practically impossible to achieve earlier are just an app away now. Isn't that wonderful!

The big question, however, is: how do we ensure that the smartphones are accessible to the common man, not just the affluent. To address this concern, smartphone manufacturers are producing mobile phones at a lower cost these days. The market is flooded with mobile phones in the price range of INR 5000 to 10000. For every extra rupee that you decide to spend, there is yet another smartphone to be considered.

Fierce competition among smartphone manufacturers is fueling this trend. Chinese companies like Xiaomi found reasonable success in their home country by selling affordable yet powerful smartphones. Google is trying to build high-qu…