Ringing Bells Freedom 251: Specification and Features
A smartphone that is cheaper than a phone bill! With the arrival of a 251 rupees smartphone named Ringing Bells Freedom 251, the Indian smartphone market has gone into a state of excitement and doubt at the same time. Freedom 251 had already created the buzz on social media websites especially among the youngster’s. There has been much excitement around the Rs 251 smartphone, which, in all probability, makes it the world’s cheapest. But it is true, an Android Smartphone costing just Rs. 251. Last week, Ringing Bells has launched the much hyped Freedom 251 smartphone in India. The smartphone was recently launched on 17 February (Wednesday) in New Delhi.
The Freedom 251 looks like yet another iPhone clone, not only on the exterior (complete with the circular home button) but even the app icons appear like a rip-off of what’s found on iOS. The Freedom 251 smartphone ships with a number of apps pre-installed on it. Some of which include Women Safety, Swachh Bharat, Fisherman, Farmer, Medical, Google Play, WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube.
Not only exterior, the Freedom 251 looks like yet another iPhone clone. Even the app icons appear like a rip off what’s found on IOS. The highlight of the phone is its jaw-dropping price tag. Talking about the specification the cheapest smartphone come with a 4-inch display with 480×800 WVGA resolution. Powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor along with 1GB of RAM, the device is runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Freedom 251 supports an internal storage of 8GB and supports expandable storage up to 32GB via microSD card.
The phone will come with a standard warranty of 1 year. In term of camera specification, the Freedom 251 sports a 3.2-megapixel rear camera and 0.3 megapixel front camera. On connectivity front it includes 3G and dual-SIM. The smartphone is said to come preloaded with Digital India apps such as Swachh Bharat among others. A new entrant in the Indian mobile phone market, Ringing Bells had launched one of India’s cheapest 4G smartphone at Rs 2,999, recently. The cheapest smartphone has already landed in controversy because of the unrealistic pricing as well as copied design from the iPhone. There are also doubts about the sustainability of the price model.
The Ringing Bells Freedom 251, a 3G smartphone with specifications similar to entry level smartphones priced around Rs 4,000, was launched by senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi. Established in 2015, Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd. is one of the fastest growing smartphone companies in India.
Ringing Bells assures that it has more than 650 service centers across different parts of India, and is giving one-year warranty on the smartphone. A low-cost smartphone such as the Freedom 251 has the potential to make a big impact in the country. The company hasn’t revealed any information about how the company has achieved this pricing, or how sustainable is this model.