You may all remember World’s cheapest smartphone, Freedom 251 which make a revolutionized launch on February 18th promises to deliver Rs.651 smartphones before June 30. But now Freedom 251 gets tough competition, Rs 651 phone, Freedom 651 to launch soon and promises you delivery to your doorstep within 10 years by drones.
Freedom 251 : World’s Cheapest Smartphone
Noida-based company Ringing Bells recently launched the most affordable touchscreen handset, Freedom 251 in India for Rs 251, making it the world’s cheapest 3G smart-phone.
The Ringing Bells Freedom 251 runs on Android 5.1, with a 4-inch display, a quad-core 1.3GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage (expandable to 32GB).
The company make their online launch in February 18 2016, started to take orders online by promising customers that they will deliver the phone before 30th June 2016.
Ringing Bells Freedom 251 bookings have officially been stopped by the company on February 21 , which claims to have gotten orders worth Rs 1.75 crores via the website freedom251.com.
Many people still not believe that this is a legit one and they have hundreds questions to ask. But many people believes this is true and they already booked the device from the official website. Ringing Bells claims it will deliver the first batch of deliveries for Freedom 251 by February 25.
Freedom 651 : A “Tight Competitor”
Now it seems like the company is having a “tight competitor” in the field with a smart-phone available at Rs 651 that will be “delivered by June 30, 2026, to the doorstep by drones.”
Well, if the Freedom smartphone did not get you angry, here is a website that has been launched claiming that they will deliver the smartphone, priced at Rs 651, by June 2026.
At the first look, the website Freedom651.com, owned by Doesn’t Ring a Bell Pvt. Ltd., looks very similar to Freedom 251’s web-page. But only on close observation you will realise it as a spoof website taking a dig at the makers of the cheapest smart-phone. From the ‘Do not Buy’ button, a delivery date of 30th June, 2026, a customer care number which reads- 0420-420420, 4200420, and a separate ‘Contact Us’ section that asks for a user’s grandfather’s, neighbour’s details and still warns not to even try submitting the form; the website brutally takes down every aspect of Freedom 251’s existence or the lack of it.
The ‘About Us’ section of the spoof website mentions that it is indeed a ‘parody website with no intentions of making a smart phone or any other smart move towards making one.’ The social media links on the website direct to a ‘Places near Pune‘ tourist information page on Facebook, seemingly created in late 2010.