Launched on Wednesday by Ringing Bells, the Freedom 251, claimed to be the world’ cheapest smartphone has received an overwhelming response. The company is selling the smartphone at an unbelievable price, for Rs. 251. Ringing Bells President Ashok Chadha said that they have sold 2.5 lakh units via the company website.
However, the company has now stopped taking further orders because their servers were overloaded due to heavy traffic. When we tried to book the Freedom 251 smartphone, the website came up with the message, “Dear friends, we are very grateful for your enormous response and your kind patronage and would submit that as of now we received approx. 6 Lacs hits per second as a result of your kind overwhelming response, servers are over loaded.”
The company claims that the team is working on the issue and will be back within or before 24 hours. So, if you’ve missed the opportunity to book the device like us, then wait wait and wait.
We haven’t got the opportunity to play around with the Freedom 251, but as per the official listing the handset features 4-inch display, powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 1GB of RAM, includes 8GB of internal storage (expandable by up to 32GB), and runs Android 5.1 out-of-the-box.
The smartphone sports a 3.2 megapixel rear camera and .3 megapixel front camera and it comes with 1 year warranty.