As a part of ‘Make in India’ campaign, a new smartphone company named “Ringing Bells” announced the world cheapest smartphone named ‘Freedom 251’. This smartphone costs just Rs. 251 ($4). Yes, it’s hard to believe that a smartphone can cost this low. However, if you’re still not sure whether this is actually a legitimate smartphone or just a scam, check the information below:
FREEDOM 251 SPECIFICATIONS
- Freedom 251 is a 4-inch IPS display touch screen smartphone powered by a 1430 mAh battery. The smartphone has a 3.2MP rear camera and 0.3 VGA front camera.
- Freedom 251 comes with a 1.3 GHz Quadcore Processor powered by 1GB RAM and 8GB Internal memory which can be expanded upto 32GB via microSD card.
- This dual sim smartphone will support the 3G connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth and all other basic connectivity features.
- According to their website, this smartphone will have Android 5.1 Lollipop and will be preloaded with Make in India apps such as Women Safety, Swacch Bharat, Fisherman etc.
It’s hard to believe that a smartphone with such features can cost as low as Rs 251. Even a good quality screen guard costs around Rs 200 or a replaceableÂ Lithium-ion battery costs more than Rs 300. According to Ringing Bells website, the phone will come with a 1-year warranty and you can get it serviced in more than 650 service centers across the India.
However, it is strange that their official domain name (freedom251.com) was registered on 10th of Feb. Bookings for their smartphone started around 10AM on 18th of Feb after which their website was hacked, went down and wasn’t functioning properly most of the times. Some users were also facing problem is adding the product to the cart.
HOW TO BUY FREEDOM 251 SMARTPHONE
Anyways, we cannot say if this is a legitimate product or not but since it’s pretty cheap, you can take the risk of ordering it. Online booking for Freedom 251 can be done through their official website. Cash-on-Delivery isn’t available so you have to make the payment through Credit Card, Internet Banking or a Debit Card. The product will be delivered by 30th June 2016 through courier. Freedom 251 is available for Rs. 251 with an extra shipping charge of Rs. 40.