India’s Ringing Bells has unveiled what is being touted as the country’s most affordable smartphone. Dubbed Freedom 251, the Android-powered device carries a price tag of INR 251, which translates into just under $4 at current exchange rates.
For that much, you get a handset that is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, and sports a 4-inch qHD IPS display. It comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory, which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card.
In terms of camera, the Freedom 251 features a 3.2MP rear unit and a 0.3MP front shooter. The phone runs Android 5.1 (Lollipop), and packs in a 1,450mAh battery. Connectivity options include 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, and GPS, while color options include white.
Ringing Bells says the phone is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for « empowering India to the last person, transforming India’s growth story. » It will be available to order from a dedicated website (Source link below) starting 6:00 AM tomorrow (February 18). India’s Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will officially launch it later today.