Yes, you read that right, the title says it all. The Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is planning on launching his own smartphone venture. The Bollywood star already owns a clothing brand called ‘Being Human’ and now he has registered a trademark ‘BeingSmart’ for smartphones. Targetted towards entry-mid range market segment, the Bollywood superstar is planning on selling these smartphones under 20,000 INR. Salman Khan has been reportedly gathering investors for this venture and he may take a majority share directly or through his family.
Talking about the smartphone, we don’t have much info on the same, however, Salman Khan has already selected a Chinese plant which will manufacture these smartphone and also has also selected smartphones models to be sold. These models will run be running on Android Operating System, but who knows, maybe we will see BhaiOS running on top of Android as a custom UI. It has also been reported that he is currently in a process of building an operational management team which is likely to be headed by an executive with leadership experience in Samsung & Micromax.
This is not surprising as it was bound to happen from the past experiences. The last time we checked, he was in talks with a couple of existing OEMs a few years back. However, the offer was turned down due to the insane amounts of royalty fee was charging. But now that he himself is in the forefront of the plan, we may expect more action happening on this in future. As of now, it looks like these smartphones will be sold online initially which will eventually make it way to the Being Human outlets as well.
With that price point, if the smartphone is actually good, then people might end buying them since mid-ranged devices have a lot of demand in India and especially if it’s coming from Salman Khan, there is not doubt that his fans will be in line to purchase it. Also, just like his clothing brand, the proceeds from the profit will go back to charity and social work through his Being Human foundation. Let’s just hope that all the features work like GPS and Navigation so no more accidents and also lets hope that the software updates come on time other than just releasing them on EID. With all these jokes apart, let’s hope we get something good here from Bhai!
Do let us know if you would be interested in purchasing it and do you think this is a good idea from Salman Khan. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more info on this.