No kidding: Freedom 251 is a $3.6 phone with 4-core processor, Android...

No kidding: Freedom 251 is a $3.6 phone with 4-core processor, Android Lollipop


As reported last night, Ringing Bells indeed launched a sub-$7 phone in India, the Ringing Bells Freedom 251.

True to its name, the Freedom 251 costs a mere 251 INR or $3.6. We got all sorts of suggestions from readers when we initially wrote about this phone, but Ringing Bells somehow seem to have put together a decent piece of kit.

I know it’s the specifications you’re here for, so let’s get at it without wasting any time.

Ringing Bells Freedom 251 Specifications

  • 4-inch 540 x 960p IPS LCD display
  • 1.3GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB expandable ROM
  • 3.2 mega-pixel rear camera
  • 0.3 mega-pixel front facing camera
  • 1450mAh battery
  • 3G, dual SIM

The Freedom 251 has a 4-inch IPS LCD display with a qHD resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor (MT6735?), 1GB RAM, 8gb ROM and a camera set in a 3.2 mega-pixel rear and a 0.3 mega-pixel front.

The phone is powered by a 1450mAh battery and is dual SIM and 3G compatible. Other radio features of the phone include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, and GPS. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.

The Freedom 251 will be available via a site dedicated for the phone — Bookings start 6am tomorrow, i.e., 18th February.

Not a bad piece of kit for the price of a cup of coffee, no?

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  • Shipping Fee 150$ ??? lol

    • Qidamin

      They ship it in kit, you have to assemble it by yourself!

    • Marque

      shipping charges is 0.57 $ bro

  • Mi-fan

    Where can INTL buyers get it? Would pay 20$ if it includes shipping

    • chkr

      I would buy 2 for that price!

  • Andy Chan

    i would buy it just for the sake of it’s price!! maybe yasir found his dream phone?

    • Yeti hand

      I beg to differ

      • Andy Chan

        because it’s not 6 inch?

        • Yeti hand

          No because he wants a camero with slr quality in a smartphone for the price of an onion sour pringles 😛

          • Andy Chan

            i would want one too

  • Alexander

    Does they ship worldwide?

    • Roberto Tomás

      seriously.. Im checking back tomorrow.. if they let me get it and the price of shipping doesnt turn it into a $30 phone, I think Im getting one.

  • MattD

    I would take 2 for my parents to be honest, 1gb of ram (the most important thing here) at this price point is unbelievable!

    • Tomislav Ivan Flis

      My thoughts exactly…. As long as it is cheap and I can install Telegram messenger app on it it is a great candidate for them or my kid… I’ll order 3 if it is possible to order them for delivery outside of India… Any news on that?

      • MattD

        I really don’t think it would be possible, India is like Las Vegas: “what’s there, stays there” ?

        • King

          Yeah. I volunteered to help a Gizchina reader with a phone. The FEdEx and DHL guys do not ship phones. 🙁

          • anonymous888

            Phones includes battery which could be a potential issue shipping. I’ve shipped batteries with Sweden Post Surface Mail with success on A-Priority post. But imagine what could happen if the battery explodes during shipping, not good. I would like a cheap phone like this too, but I think it’s subsidized for India only and I would be cheating somebody money getting one. I assume you cannot order Singapore/Sweden Post in India.

            Also Indian socket is an issue 😀

  • Assefa Hanson

    the most valuable phone on the planet FACTS

  • preet

    Real pics of the phone

    • saur

      why is adcom written on the device?

      • preet


      • preet

        Adcom is a New Delhi-based importer of IT products. This particular model is listed on both Adcom’s website and multiple e-commerce websites for approximately Rs. 4,000.

  • Mihnea Perianu

    Any idea if Europeans can buy it? I wouldn’t mind paying around 25$ for transport and handling, is still a good price :). Would be great for a backup phone.

    • Kevin

      Yeah, is there a way to buy it in any reseller?

      • Mihnea Perianu

        We wait to release it then we will see.

  • Muhammad Yasir

    woah !

    • Mi-fan

      I think thats ur kind of phone right? Can’t get any cheaper.

      • Muhammad Yasir

        cant get any cheaper … yes , agreed.
        my type of phone … nah !

  • balcobomber25

    I have heard of these type of phones in the past, they are usually subsidized by either the government or major corporations.

  • ?

    Only available in India?

  • King

    To be honest, I don’t trust these guys yet. BTW, I live in India.