As a step to support the Indian government’s Digital India, Noida-based smartphone maker dubbed as Ringing Bells is going to launch India’s most affordable smartphone named Freedom 251. The price of this handset is Rs. 251, yes you are reading it right, it is around $3.67, and it’s a Smartphone! This is a significant step towards the empowering the Indian citizens and the rural or semi-urban cities.
According to few reports, this handset will be launched by the Defence Minister Sri Manohar Parrikar and Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi in New Delhi. “Sab ka sath, Sab ka Vikaas”, is the tagline to the efforts of government and its belief with the launch of this Freedom 251.
Followed are few valuable tips and all other necessary information regarding this device.
This device is priced for INR 251 and is available online.
Freedom 251 is a smartphone that works as well as any other costly devices in the market.
The device supports dual micro SIMs which is always an added advantage. This ensures that the user does not have to use two different devices.
No, sadly this device is limited to 3G and does not support the latest 4G LTE connectivity. Considering the price of the device, even 3G is a big plus point on the device, and we can expect 4G connectivity in the future coming devices.
Freedom 251 is powered by a Quad-core Qualcomm processor with a clocking speed of 1.3 GHz.
This device comes with an onboard memory of 8 GB, and it can be further extended up to a maximum of 32 GB via microSD card slot.
This device comes with 1 GB of RAM memory which is excellent.
Out of the box, this device comes with Android Lollipop v5.1 letting you use most of the applications from Google Play store.
The device comes with a 4-inch qHD (940 x 540 pixels) IPS display.
Yes, Freedom 251 comes with a 3.2 MP camera on the rear and interestingly it also features a VGA (0.3 MP) on the front.
The device comes with applications like Google play store that lets you install various applications, WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube and other government related applications like Fisherman, Swachh Bharat, Farmer, and Medical.
This device will go for booking starting 18th of February at 6 AM and will end on February 21st 8 PM. This device will be delivered up to 30th June 2016 and can be booked from the company’s official website (www.freedom251.com).
Yes, the company is providing a 12-month warranty with the device and six months battery and charge. Earphones can be covered for a period three months from the time of purchase.
NOTE: The warranty will not be covered if there is any physical damage, normal wear, and tear or any liquid spillage. It will also not be covered if the device has been damaged or repaired by unauthorized services.
The company claims to have more than 650 service centers all over India, and you can contact them at (email: [email protected]) and also through phones calls (different number for different regions).
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