Sunday June 26, 2016

$4 Smartphone To Start Shipping Next Week

This smartphone not only costs $4, but it can, presumably, even turn on and make calls. Ringing Bells managed to offset part of the cost with pre-installed apps, but each unit will still see a loss of 140 to 150 rupees (around $2).

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After raising eyebrows around the world earlier this year, Indian smartphone company Ringing Bells has announced that it will begin shipping its suspiciously cheap Freedom 251 phone from June 30. The announcement follows its earlier commitment of shipping the Freedom 251, a 4-inch entry level Android-powered smartphone priced at 251 rupees (roughly $3.70, آ£2.70, AU$5), by the end of June. Ringing Bells has over 200,000 units of Freedom 251 ready for shipment, said the company's founder and CEO Mohit Goel in an interview with IANS.