The new iPhone in Brazil uses Android and only costs 200 euros
What you see in the photo is the new iPhone that has gone on sale in Brazil. It costs just over 200 euros to change and instead of IOS, Android is installed. No. We have not gone crazy. What happens is that this iPhone has been launched and marketed by the Brazilian manufacturer Gradiente.
More than the device itself, which is a simple midrange in specs, the interesting thing is in the looming legal tug-of-war. In the year 2000 (about seven years before the first Apple iPhone landed in Rio de Janeiro), this company acquired the rights to the iPhone name in the country, and has now decided to market a terminal under that name.
Obviously, Gradiente has every right in the world, by seniority, to use that name in Brazil. The case is similar to that of the company China Proview, to which Apple paid 60 million dollars to be able to keep the exclusive name. The case for this new Brazilian iPhone is likely to end in a similar deal.
The Gradiente iPhone is a terminal equipped with a 700Mhz processor, a dual SIM slot, 2GB of internal memory expandable through MicroSD cards, and a 3.7-inch screen with 320 x 480 pixel resolution. The camera is a five megapixel and the operating system is a venerable Android version 2.3.4.