For $4, you can get an average cup of coffee, or two bottles of water, or maybe a decent sandwich. If you live in India, that same $4 can get you a brand new smartphone from handset maker Ringing Bells. Sorry, I meant $3.67 at the current exchange rate. We were talking about that new $3.67 smartphone. It’s called the Freedom 251 because it costs Rs. 251. Smart than Smarter !! is not it !
Specs of Freedom 251
- 4″ 960×540 IPS display
- 1.3GHz quad-core processor
- 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage with a MicroSD slot
- 3.2MP camera on the back, a 0.3MP one on the front
- 1450mAh battery
- Android 5.1
- 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS
- 1-year warranty
- pre-installed apps like Women Safety, Swachh Bharat, Fisherman, Farmer, Medical, Google Play, WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube.
It seems that either the government will be subsidizing it in an effort to get every Indian person connected, or there could be some catch with ads or push notifications or other ways to monetize this phone. But, this is a good move to support Make in India and Sta connected projects.
Bookings for the Freedom 251 open on February 18 at 6AM and close on February 21 at 8PM. Go dig deep, very deep in your pockets to see if you have $4 to spare and make sure you weigh all the pros and cons before making such a huge financial decision.
Booking for the World’s Cheapest Smartphone Freedom 251 will start on Thursday 18th February, 2016 from 06:00 Hrs.
Make sure you are the official website at the time of booking starts. ie: at 6 AM IST on 18th Feb, 2016.
Make sure your internet connection is proper. The delivery will be based on First come First serve basis, so make sure you don’t wait to book your phone. Book your Freedom 251 as soon as the booking opens on the site.
None of the Online Shopping sites like Amazon, Snapdeal, Flipkart or Paytm sells this Product. Its sold only on their Official website www.freedom251.com. Keep your Credit Card or Net banking details ready to make the payment. There is no COD option available. The Booking Close on Sunday 21st February, 2016 at 8 PM IST.
Delivery Date will be on or before June 30th, 2016. It’s a long wait considering now a days Online shopping sites deliver the product in one day.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikkar will launch the smartphone ‘Freedom 251’ today.