Ringing Bells' Freedom 251 smartphone became a national sensation not only for its ultra-cheap price tag but also because of the controversies that surrounded it. As the dust is slowly starting to settle on the Freedom 251 fiasco, a new smartphone called Docoss X1 has been launched in India for Rs. 888.
The maker of the Docoss X1 is unknown, but the company has a legit-looking website (www.docoss.com) and a hotline number (9616003322), which can be used to place orders for the device. The booking started at 6 a.m. on April 27 and runs till April 29. Quite surprisingly, the company is promising deliveries by May 2, which is not a long period of wait, as was the case with the Freedom 251.
Docoss is spreading the word about its X1 smartphone through regular advertising methods of newspaper ads. According to Gizmo Times, which picked up an ad from Dainik Bhaskar, the company is also offering cash-on-delivery option for X1 orders, making it a minimum risk for shoppers.
We tried looking up Docoss and all we could find was the company's official website and related news articles. Even on the website, the link for its "About Us" page is broken and placing an order for the X1 returns an error. The company has a Twitter account, which says it is a Jaipur-based firm. According to Phone Radar, the company's domain was registered two months ago without any information about its owner, which makes it look shadier.
In terms of specifications, Docoss X1 claims to sport a 4-inch IPS WVGA display, a 1.3GHz dual-core Cortex A7 MediaTek processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB storage and a microSD card slot, which supports up to 32GB. The handset runs Android 4.4 KitKat and has a 2MP primary snapper and a VGA front camera.
Docoss X1 has dual SIM support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options. There is a 1,300mAh Li-ion battery to power the handset.
The lack of information about the company behind Docoss X1 makes us suspect the legitimacy of the Rs. 888-worth smartphone. We cannot comment on the handset's specifications unless we review the handset.