World’s Cheapest Phone – Freedom 251

In February 2016, the smartphone Ringing Bells Freedom 251 was launched. The phone features a 540×960 pixel resolution of a 4.00-inch touchscreen display. A quad-core 1.3GHz processor drives Ringing Bells Independence 251. It is supplied with 1GB of RAM. The Ringing Bells Freedom 251 is powered by a 1450mAh battery that can be removed from Android 5.1.

About cameras, the rear packs are 3.2-megapixel camera with the Ringing Bells Independence 251. The camera is a 0.3-megapixel camera for selfies on the front.

Complete Specifications Of Freedom 251

The Ringing bells Freedom 251 based on Android 5.1 and bundles 8GB of built-in microSD card storage (up to 32GB). A single SIM (GSM) smartphone is Ringing Bells Independence 251.

The Ringing Bells Freedom 251 networking options include Wi-Fi, FM, and 3G. Telephone sensors have a sensor of proximity.

BrandRinging Bells
ModelFreedom 251
LaunchedFebruary 2016
Form factorTouchscreen
Battery capacity (mAh)1450
Removable batteryYes

Display

Screen size (inches)4.00
TouchscreenYes
Resolution540×960 pixels

Hardware

Processor1.3GHz quad-core
RAM1GB
Internal storage8GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)32

Camera

Rear camera3.2-megapixel
Front camera0.3-megapixel

Software

Operating systemAndroid 5.1

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
GPSNo
BluetoothYes
NFCNo
InfraredNo
USB OTGNo
Headphones3.5mm
FMYes
Number of SIMs1
Wi-Fi DirectNo
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)No
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTENo
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No

Sensors

Compass/ MagnetometerNo
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerNo
Ambient light sensorNo
GyroscopeNo
BarometerNo
Temperature sensorNo
  

The Unusual Pricing Of Freedom 251

“If you look at the Indian market, it is at 2-crore units a month. If you take 30 percent of that, then you achieve economies of scale,” The phone is initially assembled in Noida and Uttrakhand factories, Chadha has revealed. He believed that each plant could produce five lakh units a month. At least three more such active units in the country will be opened by Ringing Bells too. “Because of these economies of scale, they reduce the cost of the phone by around Rs 500”.

Even though the cost savings don’t justify how a business can absorb losses by selling a telephone at a price of about Rs 2,000. So, they took the below steps.

  • “First, they reduce around Rs 400 on the Rs 2,500 price by getting a duty exemption,” he said.
  • The mobile, which is mostly manufactured in India, uses duty waivers of 13.8%.
  • It will also sell your telephone through its online e-commerce site that cuts the retailer and the intermediary.
  • It also helps to lower telephone rates. Chadha said, “We’re saving another Rs 480.
  • Yet this is costing the phone about Rs 1000, but they believe that his company has some trump cards to make it a viable company.
  • “Many players want to sell their products using our eCommerce platform, so we’re doing it all.”
  • In 12 months, Chadha aims to catch up with a bold goal to capture 30% of the Indian smartphone market. Ringing Bells also said it would later introduce an RS 2.000 telephone.

Delivery Of The Phone

Ringing Bells, the company headquartered in Noida, has revealed that the smartphone Freedom 251 will be delivered on July 8th. According to the firm, distribution is only carried out for 5000 customers and Rs. 40 – over 15 percent of telephone costs – will be paid.

The cumulative cost of the smartphone up to Rs. 291, in addition to the shipping fees. CEO Mohit Goel told IANS that he was ‘waiting’ for customer feedback after shipping five thousand units. He told he is also able to answer people’s queries with 500 service centers across India.’ Goel also sent a letter for government support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Smart Scam With The Cheapest Smartphone

Not the government. Authorized: Accepted

Ringing Bell, the flashing offer parent company, is not classified under the Indian Standards Office (BIS) so it is not licensed for sale in India. This is a huge red flag sign, meaning it’s a scam. The copy they wrote about the benefits and features is all amateur, and the Tweets they submit are unprofessional, to say the least. And they are not listed on their websites.

Only time will say the truth that is unveiled on 30 June, when the first batch of their Freedom 251 handsets is delivered to Ringing Bells.

Pricing Which Is Not Realistic/Infeasible

The ICA wrote to Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asking him to consider this issue because it is not possible to sell such a phone under Rs 2700, even after taking account of all discount factors. The mobile industry body Indian Cellular Association (ICA).

“The Bill of Materials (BOM) value for such a product for the cheapest supply chain cost about $40 (Rs 2,700) for your kind of information,” said the President of ICA

With the 4-inch display of this phone, Qualcomm 1.3-GHz Quad-Core Processor (QC), and 1 GB of RAM, each part is much higher than Rs 251 for its costs.

Shady Rebranded Rip-Off Is The Real Product

Hindustan Times investigated sample Unit Freedom 251 and found that it is a shady, rebranded rip-off of a smartphone sold by a firm called Adcom, a Delhi-based importer of electronic devices. “We have no idea that our brand is utilized on the Freedom 251,” Adcom’s marketing manager said. We’re going to look at it.”

Adcom A400 was introduced 2 years ago, the phone which is allegedly being renamed (without your permission). So Ringing Bells might now re-sell the old stock at lower rates. It’s possible.

No real mobile sales company will do so. Never!

Conclusion

To conclude the phone with loaded features journey After announcing that it had delivered 5,000 ‘Freedom 251’ smartphones to customers in July last year, Ringing Bells said it would deliver 65,000 more to those who had booked the device in cash on delivery (CoD) mode.

After that, no new numbers were shared and the company shut its offices, burying the ‘Freedom 251’ dream.

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