At just 251 rupees (about $4 or £2.50), Freedom 251 may be one of the cheapest, if not the cheapest, Android smartphone in the world. It was launched by the Indian smartphone company Ringing Bells on February 17. It also has some decent specs, on paper at least, and is sold with a one-year guarantee. The price of the device is really around $4, without any subsidy by a carrier contract.
The phone boasts of a 4-inch 960×560 display, a 1450mAh battery, and a 1.3GHz quadcore processor. It is also built with an 8GB internal memory, 16GB RAM, and a micro SD card that supports up to 32GB. For those who love taking pictures, Freedom 251 also has a 3.2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front camera.
Ringing Bells has set their eyes on the market for low-cost handsets, dominated mainly by cheap smartphones from China. They are also in stiff competition with other domestic smartphone companies selling models for as low as £14.
Here’s a video of how Freedom 251 is compared to other smartphones: