Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd, a Noida based company has caused a huge stir in the market ever since its announcement in the media to launch world’s cheapest smartphone in India. Freedom 251 which is believed to be a cost effective Android powered smartphone is going to reach out to its customers June 28th 2016 onwards. The handsets will be dispatched on Cash on Delivery payment method. In the past 4 months, over 30,000 people have booked the phone via Ringing Bell’s official website.
Freedom 251 faced its share of scrutiny and negative speculations from the time of its official announcement. For starters, soon after the registration started, the official website crashed within two days due to overloaded traffic. Many renowned journalists stated Ringing Bells’ offer to be a hoax and blamed it to be a deceitful scheme. Following the critical judgments, the company stopped marketing Freedom 251 and refunded all payments made by the customers.
However, after being hush hush for quite some time, the company came back with a full proof plan supporting the price and the CEO of the company, Mohit Goel declared the shipment of handsets to the registered customers soon to begin. The smartphone priced at ₹251 is the coolest and creative innovation of recent times. Ringing Bell rigorously supports PM Narendra Modi’s thought on empowering all Indians through the latest technology and thus came up with the idea that caters to the growth of the nation.
Freedom 251 Specifications
The features of Freedom 251 are as good as any latest Android Phone. The smartphone comes with a 4 inch IPS screen (by the way it is larger than iPhone 4) which supports an HD resolution (960 x 540 pixels). The operating system of the phone is Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes packed with 1.3GHz Quad–core Processor.
The device also sports a 3.2 megapixels Autofocus primary(rear) camera & a front camera that comes with 0.3 megapixels. 1GB RAM for faster performance and 8GB internal memory; MicroSD card support for expandable storage.
Connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Li-ion battery of 1450mAh.It comes pre-installed with apps like Women Safety, Fisherman, Swacch Bharat, Farmer, Medical and usual apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Play Store.
Although it is tough to acknowledge so many features boxed inside a minimum amount such as this, the motive behind the idea is worth applauding. The President of Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd, Ashok Chadda said to the media,
“Our main mission is to merge the gap between semi urban and rural areas and the metros.”
Furthermore, he also added that to have a transparent and honest dealing, all the products will be dispatched on COD(Cash On Delivery) payment mode hereafter.