India’s cheapest smartphone, the Freedom 251 by Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd., has been unveiled a few hours ago. The Freedom 251 costs just Rs. 251, but unlike you might think, the device packs a punch inspite its dirt-cheap price tag. India’s Defence Minister Mr. Manohar Parrikar will be launching the device in New Delhi later today, and the company claims that the device is in line with Indian Prime Minister’s vision for “empowering India to the last person, transforming India’s growth story.”
Freedom 251 Specifications
- Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system
- 4.0-inch IPS LCD display with 960 x 540 pixels resolution
- 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera and 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera
- 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot (upto 32GB)
- 3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS and microUSB port
- 1,450 mAh battery
The Freedom 251 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, and is equipped with a 4.0-inch qHD IPS LCD display, a 3.2-megapixel primary camera, and a VGA secondary camera. The device packs a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory. The storage can be expanded using the built in microSD card slot. On the connectivity front, there seems to be a single SIM card slot (3G), Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, and a microUSB port. The device comes with a 1,450 mAh battery.
The device comes bundled with India-specific apps like Farmer, Fisherman, Medical, Swachh Bharat, Women Safety as well as global apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, and YouTube. Ringing Bells says that the Freedom 251 will be available purchase from the company’s dedicated website starting February 18 (6:00 AM). Currently, the company is assembling its phones in India, but it is looking forward to manufacture them in its Noida. So what do you think about this initiative (and this smartphone)?