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.
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