Noida-based Ringing Bells has launched India’s most affordable smartphone, Freedom 251, priced at Rs 251. At this price, the device comes cheaper than the screenguard for an Apple iPhone. Looking at its design, it seems like it has been borrowed from the iPhone 6s, with similar rounded edges, a round button and the silver ring around it.
Ringing Bells currently features four devices on their website comprising two feature phones, one smartphone and one power bank. The phones are sold directly on the website.
While the company was able to generate a lot of buzz in the market for the dirt cheap price of the phone, the launch in the capital left many questions unanswered.
Take a look at some of its specifications:
Looking at the specs, Freedom 251 has similar specifications that a smartphone, which costs Rs 5000, except the camera quality. Looking at other phones in the market, the Freedom 251 is seen as a rebranded Adcom Ikon 4. The Ikon 4 is listed on e-commerce sites like Flipkart with a price tag of Rs 4,081.
According to the phone’s official website, the company aims to “Empower citizens, even in the remotest rural and semi-urban centres of India, with the latest in digital technology at incredible affordable prices and cascade knowledge, news and current issues so that all experience the confidence of inclusive growth and equal opportunity.”