First Looks: Freedom 251, India’s Cheapest Smartphone

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:

The device comes with a 4-inch qHD IPS display. The pixel density of 275 per inch is pretty impressive. To give you a comparison, iPhone famed retina display has 326 pixels per inch but costs 100 times much.



The handset is powered by a 1.3 GHz Quad core processor, meaning it can meet all your daily needs be it in terms of surfing, video watching or playing games.

At the back is a 3.2MP autofocus camera, with a 0.3MP front facing camera.


Just like Lenovo A2010, Freedom 251 also has 1 GB RAM. It also comes with 8 GB of storage and supports expandable memory of upto 32 GB.


Freedom 251 also runs on Android Lollipop, meaning it will be more secure and better optimised as well.


The device also supports 3G connectivity and comes with preinstalled apps like Women Safety, Swacch Bharat, Fisherman, Farmer, Market, and more.


The Freedom 251 comes with a one year warranty and the company boasts of having more than 650 service centers across India.

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.”

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