Journey Of Smartphone: From $3,995/- To Rs. 251

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32 years after the first handy mobile phone was launched, in 1984, worth $3995; Ringing Bell, an Indian start-up launches a smartphone – Freedom251 worth Rs.251*! Yes, a smartphone which debits just Rs.251* from your pockets.

Freedom251 is a smartphone packed with all the necessary features. It has a 4 inch display, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, an Android version of 5.1 Lollipop and an 8GB internal memory which expands up to 32GB. What’s more to the list? It has a 3.2MP rear camera to record your memories and 0.3MP front camera to snap selfies.

This smartphone has a resolution with 275 pixels per inch. Your iPhone with retina display has 326 pixels per inch at a cost you need to pay in installments. With Freedom251, you don’t need to worry about multi-tasking, as it is packed with a 1GB RAM and a battery life which lasts for half a day. It has a one year warranty and has already set up 650 service centres across India.

Ringing Bells envisions 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 – In short, innovative solutions for a Brighter tomorrow.’ Wondering about how Freedom251 is beneficial to the rural and sub-urbanites? Well, Ringing Bells haven’t left any stone unturned! Freedom251 has pre-installed applications for women’s safety, farmers, fishermen, market, Swacch Bharat and so on. Now that is one step up for a developing nation.

The Indian start up introduced its handsets at the Make In India initiative launched by the Government of India. Besides, they have launched the cheapest 4G smartphone called the Smart 101 worth Rs. 2999/- This one has 1.3GHz quad core processor, 5 inch display, 960 X 480 pixel resolution with a 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 3.2MP front camera. Bookings for Freedom251 will start from February 18, 2016 at 6 AM, after its launch on February 17, 2015.

In a country with 300 million people under global poverty limit and the 2nd largest market for smartphones, Freedom 251 at Rs.251* will probably work wonders.

*Cost of Rs.251 may be the booking cost of the phone or the total cost.

Picture courtesy – freedom251.com


by techtalks @TechTalks February 18, 2016 4:47 AM UTC
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DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi