Those who have pre-booked the world's cheapest smartphone, Freedom 251, months ago, can now actually keep an eye out for the delivery of the handset as an increasing number of Freedom 251 units is being shipped in the second batch across the country. This means that it is now only about time for shipments to reach intended customers.
As per an Economic Times report, as many as 65,000 Freedom 251 units have now been shipped by Ringing Bells (manufacturer of the Freedom 251 smartphones that are priced at Rs. 251 or USD 4). This development comes after more than 2,000 units were dispatched in July to people who had pre-booked the handset during the launch of the smartphone. However, these shipments are yet to be delivered to customers who had booked the phone, thereby causing frustration among them.
Also, it is worth noting that even the first batch of Freedom 251 shipments consumed more time than what was advertised, which led to people lashing out at Ringing Bells on various forums.
However, with a heavily increased Freedom 251 units now being shipped across the country, you can check for your order and let us know if you received the world's cheapest smartphone in the condition as advertised by Ringing Bells.
With its ultra-low price being its USP, Freedom 251 has also had many people questioning the practicality of such a venture and the motive of the brains behind such an overly budget-centric initiative. This comes at a time when gadget hardware experts have estimated that the basic manufacturing price of even an ultra low-cost Android smartphone to be around Rs. 3,000.
Nonetheless, if you are among those to have booked the Freedom 251, do check-out for key tech-specs such as a 4-inch IPS display with average resolutions, quad-core MediaTek SoC clocked at 1.3 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB of expandable storage, a 3.2 MP rear camera (VGA front camera) and a 1,450m0Ah battery. The handset runs on the older Google Android 5.1 (Lollipop) operating platform.