An Indian company named, Ringing Bells has today (i.e. February 17) launched world’s cheapest smartphone ‘Freedom 251‘ at an event held in Delhi, India. The Ringing Bells’ Freedom 251 will be sold at a remarkable low price of just INR 251 (USD $4), making it arguably the cheapest smartphone in the world. The smartphone flaunts a tagline in Hindi which reads “Sapne Sach Hongae” which means “Dreams will come true”.
The smartphone’s design looks quite similar to that of the iPhone 6s, with similar rounded edges, a round button and the silver ring around it. The phone’s back panel features its name and the national flag of the Democratic Republic of India, a reminder of where the phone was made.
The Freedom 251 comes with a 4-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) display, 1.3GHz Quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage with MicroSD up to 32GB. It has 3.2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, 3G connectivity, and 1450mAh battery. In addition, the Freedom 251 packs quite a few pre-loaded apps such as Women Safety, Swachh Bharat, Fisherman, Farmer, Medical, WhatsApp, Facebook, Youtube and more.
Moreover, the device comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, but the preinstalled theme will make you feel like the smartphone runs iOS. The icons on the home screen make it look like the phone runs iOS. The browser icon looks like that of Safari, and icons for apps such as Calculator, Clock, Music, Gallery, Email, among others resemble iOS icons.
The company already confirmed that they have complete in-house product testing setup in India, and the Freedom 251 launch will further support the government’s Make in India initiative that also encourages local manufacturing.
Key specs of Freedom 251 include the following:
- 4-inch qHD display (960 × 540 pixels)
- 1.3GHz Quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- 3.2MP rear camera
- 0.3MP front camera
- 8GB of internal storage, expandable memory via microSD card up to 32GB
- 3G, Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio
- 1450mAh battery
The Freedom 251 booking starts tomorrow (i.e. February 18) at 6 AM on Freedom251.com and the pre-order window will be open till February 21st, 8 PM. Overall, after considering Freedom 251’s looks and features, all we can say is that, with a price tag that cheap this smartphone is a total steal! So, don’t waste time, go grab one for yourself!
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