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Amid controversies, Freedom 251 up for booking on Day 3

World’s Cheapest Mobile Phone Freedom 251 Is Making Headlines Not For A Good Reason But That Doesn’t Seem To Hamper Its Sales As The Phone Was Up For Booking On Day 3.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 20 Feb 2016, 02:06:05 PM

New Delhi:

World’s cheapest mobile phone Freedom 251 is making headlines not for a good reason but that doesn’t seem to hamper its sales as the phone was up for booking on Day 3.

The official website, which had crashed on Thursday, managed to stay alive on Friday with some glitches.

Amid controversy on how the company is selling this device for mere Rs 251, Income Tax department had raided Ringing Bells office based in Noida.

The smartphone has also courted controversies due to patent rights by many companies.

Ringing Bells’ President Ashok Chaddha said manufacturing cost of the phone is about Rs 2,500, which will be recovered through a series of measures like economies of scale, innovative marketing, reduction in duties and creating an e-commerce marketplace.


The world’s cheapest smartphone comes with a 4-inch qHD display and is powered by a Qualcomm 1.3-GHz quad-core processor. It has 1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage system and supports expandable memory upto 32 GB. The dual SIM device also features a 3.2 MP Rear camera and a 0.3 MP front camera.

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First Published : 20 Feb 2016, 10:16:00 AM