It’s been almost two months since that announcement and we have been eagerly following the arrival of the Raspberry Pi Zero in India and we are yet to see it being sold anywhere – forget the $5 pricing. Also $5 in India should have ideally converted to something in the vicinity of Rs.350 (The moment you put that in Indian rupees it looks more ridiculous and impossible – Rs.350 is less than the price of Chinese Arduino Uno Clones!! The only microcontroller board available for that kind of money is the Arduino Pro Mini). Anyways we never expected the Pi Zero to retail for Rs.350 in India, however we thought even a sub Rs.1000 price tag would be very interesting.
First things first, let’s see if the Pi Zero makes to India in the first place. All major distributors of the Raspberry Pi in India have no clue if the Pi Zero is in fact coming at all. We at ePro Labs however got a few through suppliers and friends in other countries and have tried them out – more on that later.