The Whole Smartphone world was sent into a frenzy when news broke out that the cheapest smartphone yet would cost just Rs 251. A part of ‘Make in India’ initiate, the cheapest smartphone is set to provide digital connectivity to the poorest of the poor.
Ringing Bells, the manufacturer of the cheapest smartphone nicknamed ‘Freedom 251’ had teased users about the latest surprise across social media channels yesterday.
— PhoneBunch (@PhoneBunch) February 16, 2016
As users were awaiting the launch of a Rs 500 phone, out came the big news that the cheapest smartphone will cost even cheaper (nearly half the proposed price). The official statement from Ringing Bells said that the cheapest smartphone would cost Rs 251.
— PhoneBunch (@PhoneBunch) February 17, 2016
The breaking news is trending on twitter as ‘Rs 251‘ – without a hashtag. There is complete excitement and some people are finding it hard to digest the fact that a smartphone is available for Rs 251.
Gadget review sites like NDTV’s Gadget 360 have got their hands on the device that has created a big buzz. There will be reviews out in some time, but going by the look of the device, all the hype the smartphone has created may pretty well turn out to be true (we really hope!!).
The Freedom 251, an actual real Smartphone for Rs 251. My hands on Review, Q's and al details soon. Watch NDTV24X7 pic.twitter.com/nvXysBy9QR
— Rajiv Makhni (@RajivMakhni) February 17, 2016
Here are the key specifications of the Freedom 251 smartphone you might be interested in,
- 4-inch display
- 1.3GHz Quad-core Processor
- 1GB RAM
- 3G connectivity
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- 8GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB)
- 3.2MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera
- 1450mAh battery capacity
The bookings for this smartphone will open on Feb 18 at 6am and close on Feb 21 at 8pm. The company has said that the delivery of phones would be completed within June 30, 2016. Check the official website for placing orders and more information.