Freedom 251, Cheapest Smartphone in the World, Packs in Quad-Core Processor and More at Just Rs. 251

Ringing Bells on Wednesday unveiled the Freedom 251 smartphone, delivering on its earlier commitment of launching the cheapest smartphone in India. Priced at just Rs. 251 (approximately $4), the Freedom 251 is arguably the cheapest smartphone in the world.

The Freedom 251, which Ringing Bells says has been made ‘with immense support’ from the Indian government, complies with the government’s Make in India program. With such a price point, the little know smartphone maker from Noida is aiming to make the smartphone accessible to everyone.

The Freedom 251 understandably sports entry-level hardware specifications. It sports a 4-inch IPS display (resolution unspecified). It is powered by a quad-core SoC from an unspecified brand clocked at 1.3GHz, coupled with 1GB of RAM. The Freedom 251 comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB).

Other specifications of the Freedom 251 include a 3.2-megapixel rear camera, a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 3G support, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a 1450mAh battery. 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. Ringing Bells assures that it has more than 650 service centres across different parts of India, and is giving one-year warranty on the Freedom 251.

Thousands of users may not find the Freedom 251 smartphone interesting – after all, it doesn’t feature impressive specifications, the main USP of most Android smartphones. However, the specifications provided at the staggeringly low price point of Rs. 251 are certainly remarkable. It will be available for purchases via the Freedom 251 website from Thursday at 6am, though it may be June before all shipments are completed.

A low-cost smartphone such as the Freedom 251 has the potential to make a big impact in the country. According to estimates from last year, only 14 percent of the population in the country has access to a smartphone.

At this point, Indian government’s role behind the phone isn’t clear – and whether or not the government is subsidising the phone. We expect to learn more about it later on Wednesday evening at the official launch event of the smartphone. The event will see a number of top Indian officials including Sri Manohar Parrikkar, Union Minister of Defence, and Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi, Member of Parliament.

 

FULL SPECIFICATION :

Ringing Bells Freedom 251 smartphone was launched in February 2016. The phone comes with a 4.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 540 pixels by 960 pixels

The Ringing Bells Freedom 251 is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core and it comes with 1GB of RAM. The phone packs 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Ringing Bells Freedom 251 packs a 3.2-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 0.3-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Ringing Bells Freedom 251 runs Android 5.1 and is powered by a 1450mAh removable battery.

The Ringing Bells Freedom 251 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor.

 

GENERAL
Release date February 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Battery capacity (mAh) 1450
Removable battery Yes
SAR value NA
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches) 4.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 540×960 pixels
HARDWARE
Processor 1.3GHz  quad-core
RAM 1GB
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32
CAMERA
Rear camera 3.2-megapixel
Flash No
Front camera 0.3-megapixel
SOFTWARE
Operating System Android 5.1
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS No
Bluetooth Yes
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
SENSORS
Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer No
Ambient light sensor No
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

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