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Freedom 251 site crashed :world"s cheapest smartphone at Rs251 (4usd)


NEW DELHI: Noida-based Ringing Bells is all set to launch the world's cheapest 3G smartphone at just Rs 251(less than $4) in India, in a move to disrupt the surging smartphone market in India, which recently became the world's second largest market after China, surpassing the US. 

The Freedom 251 was unveiled a day ahead of the launch and is being sold for 251 rupees ($3.66) - a price that sceptics said was far lower than what its components would cost.
The smartphone went on sale in the morning but the company later stopped accepting orders after its website crashed. "We humbly submit that we are therefore taking a pause," it said in an apology to customers.
Ringing Bells, based in the Delhi satellite city of Noida, was set up only last year and the launch event for the new phone on Wednesday night was attended by a senior leader from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party.
Company president Ashok Kumar Chadha said the Android smartphone would have pre-installed apps that tie into Modi initiatives such as 'Make in India' and 'Clean India'.
In its notice to customers the company said it was receiving 600,000 hits per second on its website, although it did not say how many of those hits converted to real orders.
For comparison, Google processes an estimated 40,000 search requests per second.
India is Asia's fastest growing smartphone market with 103.6 million smartphones sold in 2015. Most Indians still buy cheap smartphones that cost less than $200.

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SPECIFICATIONS OF FREEDOM 251 SMARTPHONE


Display

4.00-inch

Processor

1.3GHz

Front Camera

 0.3-megapixel

Resolution

 540x960 pixels

RAM

 1GB

OS

 Android 5.1

Storage

8GB

Rear Camera

3.2-megapixel

Battery capacity

1450mAh