To get an entry-level smartphone these days will you have to part with at least $50 for most entry-level devices, while the more premium offerings can ring out at over $700 sometimes.
A company in India called Ringing Bells has unveiled its latest device called the Freedom 251.
The release is raising eyebrows everywhere as it is priced at 251 INR which is equivalent to $3.60. That price is not even enough to buy you some of the cheapest smartphone accessories on offer in some stores.
But for less than $4 you are going to get a phone with a 4-inch qHD(960 X 540) display, a 1.3GHz unspecified quad-core CPU, 1GB of RAM and internal storage of 8GB which is surprisingly expandable via Micro SD card.
The massively cheap device has a 3.2MP rear camera sensor and a 0.3MP selfie shooter. The handset is powered by a 1450mAh battery and it can connect to 3G network bands, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS. To put some icing on the cake, it will also ship with Lollipop 5.1.
It is quite astonishing, how cheap the phone has been priced at considering that it does sport some decent specs– thanks to the involvement of the Indian government who has partnered with the Freedom guys to bring the majority of the Indian population a highly affordable smartphone.
The handset vendor has over 650 service centres across the country, which implies that your needs will be easily addressed should you run into any problems with the phone, which comes with a one year warranty.
Interested buyers can register through the company’s official website starting 15 February.