phonesThe worlds cheapest smartphone to cost just 7 Dollars (Rs 500) !
The worlds cheapest smartphone to cost just 7 Dollars (Rs 500) !
Ringing Bells Smart 101
Domestic handset maker Ringing Bells will launch India’s most affordable smartphone for under Rs 500 ($7 Approx). This surely will increase the number of smartphone users in the country to a great extent.
The launch is in line with Prime Minister NarendraModi's vision for “empowering India to the last person, transforming India’s growth story”, Ringing Bells said
'Freedom 251’ the cheapest smartphone of the country, and the world, will be launched by the Defence Minister of the country Manohar Parrikkar on the 17th of February. “The phone will be popularly priced at under Rs 500. This event and launch stands as a true testimony of success of the latest initiatives taken by the Government of India,” according to a media invite sent by the firm.
At present, the cheapest smartphones available in the markets of India are priced around Rs 1,500. Last year, DataWind had announced that it is teaming up with Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications (RCOM) to launch the world’s most affordable smartphone, priced at Rs 999. The phone is yet to hit the market.
Ringing Bells, which is quite a new company had started its operations only last year will start with the production of the handsets in Phase-I and aims at full indigenous development of the feature-rich smartphones, it said. It did not disclose any other details about manufacturing, products and pricing.
The company had recently entered the Indian mobile phone market, with a Smart 101 phone for Rs 2,999. It also offers two feature phones Master and 4u priced at Rs 999 and Rs 799, and a 5,600mAh power bank called Kiwi priced at Rs 399 in its portfolio.
This is a very good initiative by the company and the Indian government, as this will allow more and more people to more ahead with technology especially in the rural areas. And you could even give this phone to your children, who haven't learnt the responsibility of having a costly phone yet.
Could the launch of this smartphone at this price point be the end of Feature Phones? Do tell us your thoughts!