Indian company Ringing Bells has launched what is believed to be the world’s cheapest smartphone. Aggressively priced at 251 rupees (roughly $3.67 or PHP175), the Freedom 251 comes with a 4 inch IPS display and 1GB of RAM.


Freedom 251

The Freedom 251 looks like a cheap version of an iPhone. The 251 rupee (PHP175) device has a 4 inch qHD IPS display, powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. Surprisingly, it also has 8GB of storage and a microSD slot that can accommodate up to 32GBs.

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This could work out very well for Ringing Bells. With a 251 rupees price tag, its going to be hard for competitor to match. Especially since the company is targeting the low-cost market.

India is the world’s second-largest mobile market. The country has one billion mobile phone subscribers.

Freedom 251 key specs:

  • 4 inch qHD IPS Display
  • 1.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • 1GB RAM / 8GB Storage +microSD up to 32GB
  • 3.2MP Main Camera
  • .3MP Front Camera
  • Android 5.1
  • 1450mAh battery

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