New Delhi: Noida-based Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd on Wednesday launched Freedom 251, arguably the world's cheapest smartphone, at a price of Rs 251.
Freedom 251 is currently listed on the company's website and the bookings start from 6 am today (Thursday) and will be open till 8 pm on February 21, the company said in a statement.
The phone was officially launched by senior BJP leader MM Joshi at an event on Wednesday evening. The company said that the launch was in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision for ‘empowering India to the last person, transforming India's growth story'.
Freedom 251 features a 4-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) IPS display, and Qualcomm 1.3GHz quad-core processor. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes with 1GB of RAM. The smartphone offers 8GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card.
It also comes with a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera at the back and a VGA selfie camera. In terms of connectivity it supports 3G. The device is also preloaded with apps like Women Safety, Swachh Bharat, Farmer, Fisherman, Medical, Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube among others.
Ringing Bells will also offer a one year warranty on the Freedom 251, and is coming with more than 650 service centers across the country. The company had recently entered the Indian market with another affordable smartphone, Smart 101, priced at Rs 2,999.