Freedom 251, the smartphone manufactured by ringing bells private limited which created a uproar few months for its price, was supposed to be delivered by the 30th of June 2016. However, as per the latest news, this announcement has been contradicted. Ringing bells private limited has now revealed that the delivery of 2 lakh smartphone will begin from the 8th of July. According to Ringing Bells’ Founder and CEO Mohit Goel, the manufacturers have been trying to fix a meeting with Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi, looking for ample support under the Make in India initiative. Mr Goel further said “We are planning to organise a launch event in the capital on July 7, a day after starting the delivery.” In a conversation with Mr Goel, he said that Ringing Bells’ is selling the smartphone at a loss of Rs. 140- Rs. 150 per piece, while the actual price should have been no less than Rs. 500.
However, Ringing Bells Private Limited has not offered any particular explanation for the sudden change in the date of release of the smartphone. According to the earlier announcement, it was promised by CEO Mr Goel that registrations will be open for the phone after the phase one of the delivery is finished. However the later announcement did not reveal anything about this offer. The buzz that Freedom 251 created brought it a whooping amount of seven crores, before its website crashed down after three days.
Considering the specification of Freedom 251, tech experts across the country have claimed that a smartphone of such composition cannot be available below Rs 2000. To recap, let us have a look at the specifications of the phone:
- 4 inch display
- 1.3GHz quad-core processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- Dual SIM phone, expandable up to 32 GB.
- 8MP rear camera, 3.2MP front-facing camera.
- 1800mAh battery
- Android Lollipop 5.1 version.