Freedom 251, touted as India’s most affordable smartphone, has launched in India today. As the name suggests, this ultra-affordable 3G smartphone is priced at only Rs 251. Noida-based Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd is the company behind this smartphone, and it says that this new smartphone is in line with the Indian government s Make in India, Digital India and Skill India programs. Booking for this smartphone starts tomorrow at 6:00AM, and the window will be open till February 21, 8:00PM. Also Read - World's cheapest smartphone 'Freedom 251' maker Mohit Goel arrested by Delhi policeAlso Read - Ringing Bells Freedom 251 headlines again, MD claims can still deliver phones by early 2018
The Freedom 251 is currently listed on the company’s website, but there is an event in New Delhi scheduled for today evening, where Union Defence Minister Sri Manohar Parrikar will launch the India’s most affordable smartphone. Also Read - Freedom 251 maker resurfaces, still upbeat on delivering handsets
Freedom 251 specifications and features: For Rs 251, you get a device with a 4-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) IPS display, and Qualcomm 1.3GHz quad-core processor along with 1GB of RAM under the hood. It also offers 8GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card.
The Freedom 251 also features a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera at the back, VGA selfie camera, and connectivity options like 3G support. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The device is also preloaded with apps like Women Safety, Swachh Bharat, Fisherman, Farmer, Medical, WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube among others.
Ringing Bells is offering a one year warranty on the Freedom 251, and also boasts more than 650 service centers across the country. The company had recently entered the Indian market by launching another affordable smartphone, called the Smart 101, priced at Rs 2,999.