Walmart US has listed an incredibly inexpensive smartphone on its retail chain. It is developed by LG and is officially sold under the name of “TracFone LG Prepaid Lucky LG16” and appears to be a regular phone with entry-level Android range. However, the new LG16 comes out of this market segment’s patterns, being sold for only $10.
Before you check if the price of $10 comes with a contract for one or two years, be aware that its name includes the term “prepaid”. This is a smartphone that can be bought directly from the store without a subscription and free from any network. Obviously, with such a price, technical specifications cannot be impressive, but it could be a phone to buy as a spare for when the main phone’s battery runs out, lost or must be taken to guarantee.
We are talking about a display of 3.8″ with an unspecified resolution, dual-core processor at 1.2 GHz with 3G capabilities, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, 4GB internal storage with microSD card slot, and a 3 megapixels camera. The Walmart site says that at a charging LG16 can provide 7 hours of talk time and can stand almost 10 days standby. The operating system is Android 4.4 KitKat and probably will not ever receive updates since the hardware could not support fluid animations from Android 5.0 Lollipop or 6.0 Marshmallow.
Although came out of nowhere on the store’s website, it is unclear when it will arrive on stock. For now, Lucky LG16 cannot be bought and it is unclear whether it will be launched in other regions outside the United States. The fact is that at this price you cannot have big demands for such a smartphone, and this model even manages to surpass all expectations. At least on paper.