While some smartphones can cost hundreds of pounds even when acquired via a pay monthly contract, others are intended to be as inexpensive as possible. The latter is certainly true of the A1, a handset introduced this week by an emerging brand known as Nuu Mobile.
Tech Radar reports that the A1 will set British buyers back just £40. This outlay nets owners a device with a four inch touchscreen display, a quad core CPU and half a gigabyte of RAM.
Onboard storage is limited to 4GB, but there is a microSD memory card slot to make up for this. The two megapixel primary camera is undoubtedly archaic, but there is a front-facing secondary snapper for video calls and low-res selfies.
Nuu is also launching a higher spec model known as the N5L which, with a £100 price tag, ups the hardware quality to include a 5.5 inch 720p display, a faster chipset, 1GB of RAM and a camera with an eight megapixel resolution.
The N5L should also benefit from its larger 3000mAh battery, while the presence of Android 5.1 on both devices means they will have access to plenty of software and apps. With dual SIM slots on all Nuu Mobile models, they could be good for overseas travelling.