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 — freedom251.com. 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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