Freedom 251: World’s cheapest smartphone unveiled in India

World’s cheapest smartphone just came up for sale in India. Freedom 251 is a quad-core Android device which is set to be sold at a baffling price tag of $3.6 (251 INR). Surprised? we were too, but apparently this isn’t a scam.


The Freedom 251 will be running Anroid 5.1 out of the box while featuring a 4″ 960p IPS LCD screen. It is claimed to have 1.3GHz quad-core chipset and 1GB RAM under the hood. That’s not all folks, the smartphone will have a 3.2MP rear and 0.3MP front facing camera. Moreover, 8GB expandable memory, 3G support, dual SIM and a 1450mAh battery are also on the list. Although these specs might not attract a lot of customers, but we kid you not – the price tag will surely bring customers pouring in.

It seems that the release of this smartphone has a political moto behind it. The Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, came forward with an ambitious plan to empower each and every one in India which leads to speculations that Freedom 251 might be have been subsided by the government.

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The Freedom 251 is manufactured by a company named ‘Ringing bells’ which came into being not more than five months ago. Their website states that their smartphone aims to:

“empower citizens, even in the remotest rural and semi-urban centers of India, with the latest in digital technology “

As mentioned earlier, the device will be running on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Android 5.1 was the first big maintenance release for Lollipop, fixing bugs and improving performance and stability over the original 5.0 release. On the surface, Android 5.1 is almost identical to 5.0, it introduced some minor changes in: Quick setting tweaks, screen pinning, device protection, volume and interruptions sliders. Android 5.1 also added HD voice and DUAL SIM support.

What will be interesting to see is that whether the company will be able to successfully fulfill the supply demands or not.

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