Ringing Bells an Indian origin company has now announced that the company will begin delivering the Freedom 251 smartphone from July 8.
The company says buyers will be charged price of Rs. 40 for delivery and will be made to 5,000 customers only. After adding the delivery charges, the Freedom 251 smartphone will total cost you Rs. 291 (Approx $4 USD).
Company has many times postponed the delivery of the Freedom 251 smartphone when initial delivery was said to started on at June 30. The company is expected to provide these final shipment details at the event in New Delhi on Thursday.
Mohit Goel, CEO of Ringing Bells says that the company is bearing a loss of Rs. 180 – Rs. 270 per smartphone as company has imported parts from Taiwan. He also says to generate revenue by creating as many as 100 new apps and sell it for Rs. 1 to Rs. 3 to its Freedom 251 users.
Mohit Goel told IANS that he would wait for customer feedback and ready with 500 service centers pan-India to address people’s queries.
Mohit Goel has also written a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking for government help and support. Mohit Goel says if the government is willing to dispense Rs. 50,000 crore from its Digital India funds, he can ensure that 750 million people in India can own a smartphone at price of Rs 251.
The Ringing Bells Freedom 251 runs comes with a 4-inch display with quad-core 1.3GHz processor paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage to 32 GB.
It sports an 8-megapixel back camera with flash and a 3.2-megapixel selfie camera. The smartphone is powered by 1,800 mAh battery and runs on runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. It is available in Black, and White colour.