3G Touchscreen phone for Rs.251

3G Touchscreen phone for Rs.251! 'Freedom 251' all set to change the world #MakeInIndia

Posted by Ankit Vengurlekar on Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Freedom251: 3G Android phone for Rs.251

Freedom251, world’s cheapest 3G Android smart phone is BREAKING THE INTERNET. I have put together excerpts from popular sites that answer most of your questions along with a video I did on Facebook Mentions.

Freedom251 is a REAL phone. The cost is ONLYRs. 251. You can pre-order the phone from Freedom251.com from 6am on February 18th.

Here’s what zeenews.com has written about booking the Freedom251 phone

“Bookings for the Freedom 251 will begin on February 18 at 6 am and close on 21 February at 8pm. The company says deliveries will be completed by 30th June 2016.

Here’s how you can book the smartphone.

Go to the company’s website http://www.freedom251.com/. You will see the booking option button on the homepage. Though it is not functional now, you can do so early morning tomorrow (18th feb) when the booking starts.”

The key features of Freedom251 as per gadgets360.com

“Little-known Noida-based company Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd. will launch what it is calling India’s most affordable smartphone on Wednesday evening. Here’s what we already know about the Freedom 251 smartphone.

  1. Ringing Bells had announced earlier that the Freedom 251 will be priced at “less than Rs. 500”. But we can now confirm that the smartphone will be priced at Rs. 251 (less than $4). At that price, it’s easily the most affordable smartphone in the world.
  2. The website also lists important specifications of the Freedom 251: 4-inch display, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB), 3.2-megapixel back camera, 0.3-megapixel front camera, and a 1450mAh battery.
  3. The Freedom 251 will be officially unveiled in New Delhi on Wednesday evening at an event that will be presided over by Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, MP, with the Union Defence Minister Sri Manohar Parrikar as the Chief Guest.
  4. Ringing Bells says the Freedom 251 smartphone has been developed ‘with immense support’ from the government and is touting it as a success story of PM Modi’s flagship ‘Make in India’ scheme.
  5. A smartphone priced at Rs. 251 will go a long way in connecting every Indian, and like the previous government tried to take computing to the masses with the Aakash tablet, the Freedom 251 has the potential to realise the ‘Digital India’ vision.”

This is what tech2.com has to say about Warranty on the Freedom251 handset

The company offers 12-month warranty for the device, with 6 months on the battery and charger. The earphone will be covered for 3 months from the date of purchase. Ringing Bells has also made it clear that any defect arising due to liquid ingress (spillage) or physical abuse and normal wear and tear will not be covered under the warranty of the smartphone.

In addition, if the smartphone has been damaged, or repaired by unauthorised service personnel, then the warranty stands void.”

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