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Walmart Will Sell You an Android Phone for $10

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Need a burner but want to run the apps you’re used to? Walmart has the answer, in the shape of its incredibly cheap new LG Android smartphones, which you can bag for $10.

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Before you get too excited, it’s worth managing your expectations. The LG handsets feature a 3.8-inch 480×320 LCD screen, a dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 chipset, 4GB of storage (though only 1.15 GB of usable space), a 3MP rear camera, a 1540 mAh battery, a microSD slot that comes loaded with a 4GB SD card wifi of the B, G and N flavors, and Bluetooth 4.0. Sitting on top of all that is Android 4.4 KitKat. It won’t set the world on fire, but it will run Gmail and Chrome and Hangouts and maybe even a simple game or two before it falls over in a crumpled heap.

The phone actually comes in two versions, the LG “Sunrise” L15G and LG “Lucky” LG16—but they’re essentially just GSM and CDMA versions of the same phone. So, no, there’s no LTE, no Marshmallow, no front-facing camera. But it does only cost $10, so get over it.

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[Walmart(1) and Walmart (2) via Ars Technica]

An earlier version of this article claimed the phone featured a quad-core chipset. It does in fact feature a dual-core chipset.

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DISCUSSION

Is that $10 with carrier locks, contracts, etc?? Or are we talking about straight up $10 phone!? I can’t believe how this phone would be possible. You can’t even get a candybar phone for that much, let alone something with THAT specs!!! Sure it’s no snapdragon 810, but even a 200, with actually usable amounts of space (1gb vs the 128mb I have on a shitty Samsung burner phone that literally only allowed me to install whatsapp and after that any other app says no more space), a screen that’s the same resolution as an iPhone 3gs (and not some 240x320 screen like on my Samsung).

This cannot be possible!!!