Ringing Bells, an Indian smartphone maker which made headlines earlier this month by launching a 4G LTE capable smartphone under Rs. 3000, has launched the world’s cheapest smartphone. The phone known as Freedom 251 costs an astounding Rs. 251. It will run Android 5.1 Lollipop and has impressive specs. Bookings will start 6 AM IST on Thursday i.e. February 18th.
The Freedom 251 has been made with support from the Indian Government and complies with the Government’s Make in India campaign. At such a low price point, Ringing Bells aims to make smartphones available to all people in India.
The Freedom 251 comes with entry-level hardware specifications but they are still impressive for the price. It comes with a 4-inch IPS display whose resolution is not known. The phone is powered by a quad-core SoC from an unspecified company running at 1.3 GHz paired with 1 GB of RAM. The phone also features 8 GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded up to 32 GB using the microSD slot.
Other features of the phone include a 3.2 megapixel camera on the back and a 0.3 megapixel camera on the front. The phone derives power from a 1450 mAh battery.
Bookings for the Freedom 251 will open on February 18th at 6 AM and close on 21 February at 8 PM. The company has announced that the deliveries will be completed by 30th June 2016.
|Freedom 251: Key Specs|
|Display||4.00 Inch IPS display @ 540×960 pixel resolution|
|Processor||1.3 GHz, make unknown|
|Storage||8 GB expandable to 32 GB using MicroSD card|
|Rear camera||3.2 megapixel|
|Front camera||0.3 megapixel|
|Operating system||Android 5.1|
|Battery capacity||1450 mAh|