Freedom 251: India’s cheapest mobile phone at Rs. 251 only


This is the Freedom 251. It gets the name from its rather modest 251-rupee price tag. And you know what? Its specs aren’t too bad, either.

The smartphone features the kind of technical specification that many people would be quite content with: A 4-inch screen, 1.3 GHz quadcore processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, 3.2-megapixel rear camera, 0.3-megapixel front camera and a 1,450mAh battery. On top of all that, it runs Android 5.1. Not bad at all!

The phone is manufactured by Ringing Bells, a new Indian company set up to provide affordable smartphones. It’s already been selling a 4G-ready handset for 3,000 rupees according to Hindustan Times.

There are likely some strings: It must be subsidized some how, though it’s not currently clear quite how. But it is very, very cheap. The phone goes on sale in India on Thursday February 18th.

The phone can only be bought online and will be delivered to the address by courier.

On the website, the company states that it was getting six lakh hits per second, which caused it to shut down bookings for 24 hours, due to overloaded servers. (Inputs from different sources)