Published On: Thu, Feb 18th, 2016

Freedom 251: The $3 smartphone in India

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$ 3.66 (INR 251) thats how much a company “Ringing Bells” recently launched its smartphone “Freedom 251” in India. According to Ringing Bells, its vision is to “Empower citizens, even in the remotest rural and semi-urban centres of India, with the latest in digital technology at incredible affordable prices and cascade knowledge, news and current issues so that all experience the confidence of inclusive growth and equal opportunity – In short, innovative solutions for a brighter tomorrow.”

To power the spec sheet of the Freedom 251 smartphone is a 1450mAh battery. Surprisingly, at Rs 251, the Freedom smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Ringing Bells claims to have a service network of  650 centres across India.

Site crashes on day 1 of Freedom 251 sale

“Dear friends, we are very grateful for your enormous response and your kind patronage and would submit that as of now we receive approx 6 lakh hits per second, as a result of which due to your kind overwhelming response servers are overloaded,” Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd. flashed a message on www.freedom251.com.
The smartphone comes with pre-installed apps like Swachh Bharat, Women Safety, WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter, among others.

The smartphone is available for pre-order on the company website from 6 a.m. on February 18 till 8 p.m. on February 21. The deliveries for India’s most affordable smartphone will be completed by June 30, the company said in a statement.

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