Freedom 251 aka Rs 251/- or $4 smartphone from Ringing Bells is delivering
The much-anticipated phone of the year, Freedom 251 will be soon reaching out its registered customers via home delivery. Touted as the world’s cheapest smartphone, a Noida-based company namely Ringing Bells has launched this ultra-cheap smartphone into the market. Soon after the announcement regarding the device, lakhs of the excited customers have made their bookings in order to purchase as many devices as possible that eventually enhanced the brand of the company.
Ringing Bells, the Noida-based company has rolled out the new Freedom 251 Android-operated phone earlier this year in the month of mid-February at an extremely affordable price range of Rs. 251. It has created extreme buzz among the people and made lakhs of people register for purchasing the smartphone.
The price of the smartphone at which the company is offering is quite hard to trust, but as far as we people are headed to ponder it is a greenlit since the firm even held a grand launch event for rolling out the device. In the end, the smartphone has landed in numerous controversies prior to the official launch of the smartphone.
Freedom 251 @ Rs. 251
Now, the company has come up with an announcement that it will be delivering or shipping the Freedom 251 smartphone device in batch of 200,000 for all the registered users at the same price as offered before. In fact, the manufacturing cost of the smartphone will be around 2500/- but it seems quite unbelievable that the company is offering the device at just Rs. 251 or $4. If the company offers the smartphone at such an inexpensive price range, will make the company loss on each handset.
Ringing Bells founder and chief executive Mohit Goel made an official statement that “We will have a loss, but I am happy that the dream of connecting rural and poor Indians as part of the Digital India and Make in India initiatives has been fulfilled with Freedom 251.”
Specifications & Features of Freedom 251
Here are the specifications and features of the Freedom 251 smartphone:
Display: 4-inch (960 x 540 pixels) QHD IPS
Processor: 1.3GHz Quad-Core
RAM: 1 GB
Internal memory: 8GB
Expandable Memory: 32 GB Via microSD Card
Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Rear Camera: 2MP
Front-facing Camera: 3MP
Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS
The company also claimed that the smartphone will have numerous apps pre-installed in order to make it quite beneficial for all the people especially, women, fishermen, farmers and other common people in general. The beneficial apps include Women Safety, Farmer, Medical, Fisherman, Swatch Bharat and other common applications such as Google Play, WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube and much more. The company is also offering a 1-year warranty on the phone and it claimed that the device can be backed at their 650 service centres that are across the country.
Is there any Scam behind the Price of Handset?
Earlier, many people have heard of the ultra-low-cost Aakash tablet launched by the company DataWind but failed to deliver the device in time to the customers. However, the company couldn’t deal with such a huge demand and bulky registrations for the device across the country. Now, the Ringing Bells is being encountering the same issue but it has announced that it will be delivering the device in few phases so that users who had registered for the device could get the smartphone delivered. The company seems to offer the device at a low cost in order to enhance the branding of the firm. Due to the massive demand and orders of the smartphone, the company had delayed in delivering the device for about months.
Ringing Bell is a newbie that had made its debut into the smartphone market with the launch of Freedom 251 smartphone. The brand of the company is not even known for the people and so it is pretty much challenging to decide at this point of time about the quality of the ultimate device that comes into the hands of the customer. All we can do is simply have to wait until the firm delivers the smartphone.