Ever wondered what could be the cheapest price of a smartphone which holds specifications like : 4-inch display, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD, Android 5.1 (Lollipop), 3.2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front-facing camera, 3G,WiFi with 1450mAh battery costs? The bookings will start on February 18 at 6:00 A.M. in the morning. Visit FREEKAAMAAL to book..!
- A. Rs. 3000?
- B. Rs. 2000?
- C. Rs. 1000?
- D. Rs. 500?
- E. Rs. 251?
The price of the smartphone is, hold your breath, Rs.251 only. Unbelievable isn’t it? The Indian handset maker will be launching a smartphone named as ‘Freedom 251′ this week. Many may think that it is an hoax, well, to prove the authenticity of the smartphone and the product, Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikkar will launch the smartphone himself. The company which is launching the smartphone is RingingBells, situated at Sector 63, Noida. Here are the specifications:
- 4-inch (960 x 540 pixels) qHD IPS display
- 1.3GHz quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
- Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
- 3.2MP rear camera
- 0.3MP front-facing camera
- 3G,WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth, GPS
- 1450mAh battery
The launch of Freedom 251 will reshape the whole smartphone industry. The definition of lowest price of the smartphone will change forever. The cheapest smartphone available in the market are well between the range of Rs.1500 to Rs.2000 only. Have a look at the theme of the image above, it rhymes with Indian flag.
Freedom to Flaunt
Freedom 251 goes with a 4″ (960 x 540 pixels) qHD IPS display
A 3.2MP rear camera along with a .3 MP front camera ain’t bad either.
The answer is NO, the only smartphone close enough is priced at Rs. 1500. At present, smartphones available in the market are priced around Rs 1,500. Last year, DataWind had announced that it is teaming up with Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications (RCOM) to launch the world’s most affordable smartphone, priced at Rs 999. The phone is yet to hit the market. Booking will start from Tomorrow at 6.00 AM. So, Be Ready for this.
How can Ringing Bell manage so low price?
The answer is an assumption : The reason could be the fact that Ringing bell is not trying to make profit at all. The smartphone is a derivative of Make-In-India program and it follows the basic principle of any new entrant with price as USP i.e. low price high specification. Ringing bell may have bought the parts (considering that they will get a lot of orders) in bulk which could have costed them less. Assembling has not began yet and will be done as per orders. The whole process is likely to be in India and will take skilled rather than high paid employees to work. hence the cost would be very very low. OR there is a strong possibility that the company would counter the losses made on Freedom 251 with the profit made on other products like Smart101, Master, 4U, Kiwi and other. Freedom 251 will, Inadvertently, promote ‘Bell’ brand and the company may shot up above the leaders. Awesome strategy..!
What else can you buy instead of Freedom251 smartphone?
If you don’t buy Freedom251 , you can buy :
- A pizza combo
- A full talktime
- 1.5 GB internet
- A tshirt
- A mouse
- An LED set of bulb
- A fine quality of earphone
- 1.5 plates of Shahi Paneer
- Butter chicken
If you do not buy any of them, you can buy Freedom 251. Chose wisely, be a smart shopper..