Freedom 251: The world’s most affordable smartphone


Noida-based smartphone maker Ringing Bells has launched the country’s most affordable smartphone – the Freedom 251. Keeping in tune with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India campaign, this phone has been made completely in India

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikkar launched the phone on Wednesday.

The 3G handset, Freedom 251, features a 4-inch display, Qualcomm 1.3-GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB RAM, according to details shared by the company.

The Android Lollipop-based handset hasĀ an onboard storage of 8 GB with support for expandable memory of up to 32 GB. It features a 3.2-MP rear and a 0.3-MP front-facing camera and a 1,450-mAh battery.

That’s not all. The phone comes with most used apps such as Facebook, Whatsapp and YouTube; pre-installed on it. The other pre-installed apps that come along with it include Women Safety, Swachh Bharat, Fisherman, Farmer and Medical.

Bookings for the Freedom 251 were thrown open early this morning and will be open till Feb 21.

Established last year, Ringing Bells will start with the assembly of handsets in Phase-I and aims at the full indigenous development of the feature-rich smartphones; according to a media release by the company.

It, however, did not disclose details of manufacturing or how it had managed to keep the pricing low.

A new entrant in the Indian mobile phone market, Ringing Bells has launched two other feature phones in the market.

India, one of the fastest growing smartphone markets globally, is poised to overtake the US as the second-largest market in next few years.

Kudos to the firm on achieving this feat!