Technology has made huge advancements in the last few years, and the smartphone market is expanding at a very fast pace. With its large population, India is one of the biggest markets for smartphone makers. Every new day a new phone is launched which is more affordable than the phones from the last generation, and these new low-priced phones also offer many new features. But what has really caught the attention of every smartphone maker and the users is the new smartphone “Freedom 251“ manufactured by Ringing Bells.
With the commencement of the “Make in India” week, Ringing Bells is all set to launch its smartphone for INR 251, which is less than $4 and is lauded to be the cheapest smartphone in the world. Unbelievable, yet true.
Ringing Bells is a Noida-based company that the Government of India is appreciating. The company has manufactured this phone by keeping in mind the views of our Honorable Prime Minister, Mr.Narendra Modi, to better the lives of every Indian by helping them to stay connected.
The exact retail price and other phone features and phone specifications have been kept under the wraps. They will be unveiled tomorrow, on 17th February, in a launch event that is expected to be attended by top-notch government officials like Mr.Manohar Parrikkar, Honorable Union Minister of Defence, and Mr. Murli Joshi, Honorable Member of Parliament.
Ringing Bells had been in the news earlier this month, too, for launching Smart101, a 4G smartphone priced at INR 2999, approximately $44, which sports a 5-inch display with quad-core SoC, 1GB RAM, and 8 GB storage that can be extended to 32GB using a microSD card.
Apart from these smartphones, Ringing Bells has also launched two featured phones, Ringing Bells 4U and Ringing Bells Master, priced at INR799 and INR999.
The phone Freedom 251 has some similarities with the Aakash tablets, which were launched in 2011 and were popularly known as the Datawind Ubislate 7+, which the UPA government highly promoted. The tablets were provided to college students to provide them the aid of computing and internet services. The tablets were launched at a base price of INR 3000, but the price was reduced to INR 2500.
This new smartphone with a base price of just INR 500 can really help uplift the lives of millions. However, the market is volatile, and there is a lot of competition out there. Let’s wait with crossed fingers for our country’s most affordable smartphone and hope that it brings a change in millions of lives.