£3 smartphone to be released

27 June 2016
£3 smartphone to be released

It is being billed at the cheapest smartphone in the world, and at £3, you'd be hard pressed to find a cheaper one unless you're a pickpocket.

The phone is going to start shipping this week, and at its core, is an attempt to connect poorer places in India.

The phone is called the Freedom 251, and it goes on sale June 30th. It is ony available to pre-registered users in India, but that's not to say it won't become available to everyone else soon enough.

It'll run on Android 5.1 Lollipop, has a 1.3 GHz Quad-Core CPU, comes with 1GB RAM, and has a front and back camera, and a 4-inch display, and has been developed by Ringing Bells.

The smartphone comes pre-installed with Facebook, YouTube, Google Play and WhatsApp.

When the company first showed this phone off, their website crashed after seven million people registered their interest. It was initially withdrawn from sale after the government wanted to scrutinise the phone.

Mohit Goel, CEO of Ringing Bells, said: "We learned from our mistakes and decided to go silent until we come out with the product. Now we have a 4-inch, dual-SIM phone ready for delivery."

"Let us see what can we do to bring about a real liberation of Freedom to all our brothers and sisters."

So, once the first lot of sales are done, registration will open again. So if you want in, you better keep an eye on their Twitter feed.

How are they keeping the price so low, when the phone is meant to cost over £40 to make? They've got a number of methods, which a lot of people aren't convinced by.

Either way, there's a phone that's going to cost £3 to buy, and that's not to be sniffed at.

TOPICS:   Mobile

1 comment

  • B1zarroPrim3

    So when will Apple be getting involved?

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