Earlier today Ringing Bells, the company behind the world's cheapest smartphone finally laid the wraps off the mysterious phone dubbed the Freedom 251; which had been the centre of awe for people living in the country. Thanks to the large newspaper advertisements today morning, Freedom 251 smartphone has gained all the necessary traction required to be more than successful in the market.
So just in case you are among those thousands who plan to opt for this smartphone, have a look at these 7 facts you need to know before placing your order.
Ring Bells? Well, yeah!
The company behind the world's cheapest Freedom 251 smartphone is called Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd. This is quite a cheesy name considering the fact that the brand has indeed rang a bell among consumers across the country by launching a smartphone so cheap. Oh well, it worth noting that the brand was setup as early as 2015.
To be officially launched by the Defense Minister of India
The Freedom 251 smartphone will be officially unveiled at an event jointly presided over by the Union Defence Minister, Sri. Manohar Parikar and a Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, MP.
Government likely providing a subsidy on the smartphone
Well, Rs 251 is an insane price for a phone, forget about a smart one! Even the cheapest feature phone of present date cost around Rs 500. Apart from that the close association of the Govt. of India and the impetus of the PM's ‘Make in India' plans makes matter rather obvious.
Comes installed with Swachh Bharat!
The all new Freedom 251 smartphone comes installed with apps such as Swachh Bharat, Famer, Fisherman etc. Clearing an indication of an indigenous smartphone.
At Rs 251 packs specs worth Rs 3999!
Well, there are very limited electronic products you can purchase at a budget of Rs 251. In fact, a decent pair of earphone too cost nearly the same. Rather a flip cover from your Samsung device costs double that. So what all should you expect from this darn cheap ‘Freedom 251' smartphone! Well, a lot at least that what can be concluded after having a glance through the spec sheet.
The Freedom 251 smartphone packs a 4 inch qHD (960x540p) display upfront and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad core processor under the hood along with 1GB of RAM. Besides that, it has 8GB of internal storage and memory expansion slot with support from MicroSD card upto 32GB.
Booking commences from Feb 18
Ringing Bells have announced that the initial rounds of booking for the Freedom 251 smartphone will start from tomorrow morning, precisely from 6am via the company's official site. Ringing Bells however hasn't confirmed the details regarding the booking procedure. Repeated attempts by GizBot to contact the company executives has gone in vain.
Freedom 251 can be referred as a smartphone brother of the Aakash Tablet
Remember the Aakash tablet? In most case you would. The tablet mayn't have been among the best of budget slates around, but it definitely had hit the headlines thanks to the close tie-up between the Govt. of India and Datawind, the company behind the tablet. Incidentally though, Datawind failed to meet shipping deadlines and the plans didn't proceed as expected. Hopefully this won't be the case with the Freedom 251 too!