Smartphone “Freedom 251” delayed due to battery issues


Noida-based company Ringing bells had decided that it will come up with new smartphone this year with name “Freedom 251”. The mobile is priced at Rs. 251 (less than $4).

Earlier, the company came into controversy and people start referring to as biggest scam of the millennium. But now, it has been finalized that it will deliver its smartphone from June 30.

Ringing Bells’ Founder and CEO Mohit Goel has said that, “Smartphone will start shipping from June 30 and also revealed that the delay in shipping of the Freedom 251 was due to issues with the battery.

He further added that, the company is ready to ship the handset and will do so via state-wise lucky draws.

The state-wise lucky draws will be released from June 30 to July 5 where it will be decided that who amongst the 70 million registrations will get the smartphone.

Goel said that the company received highest registrations from the state of Uttar Pradesh, totalling at 2.5 crores. Ringing Bells will offer 10,000 units in the state via lucky draw. The Freedom 251 will be offered in other states via a similar lucky draw as well.

Earlier, President Ashok Chaddha told that the manufacturing cost of the Freedom 251 was about Rs. 2,500 and the company had plans to recover it through a series of measures including economies of scale, innovative marketing, reduction in duties and creating an e-commerce marketplace.

To refresh on the innards of the Freedom 251, the 3G-enabled smartphone features 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, expandable storage support, 8-megapixel rear camera, 3.2-megapixel front camera, 1800mAh battery, and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.