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Freedom 251: 2.5 Million smartphones booked, Income tax raids Ringing Bells’ office


Freedom 251, the world’s cheapest smartphone was launched on 17th February in India for Just Rs. 251($3.7). The smartphone is having very good specs for  this much cheap price. Even government is claiming how is this even possible to launch such a phone for just Rs. 251. We have already covered about some controversies involved in this phone. There were reports on how Twitterati reacted on this phone. Many people found the website not to be working properly. We have also put it against some smartphone with similar specs but all of those were priced around Rs. 35-00-4000 in India. So this is still a mystery how the company is providing this phone for just Rs. 251. We have already published an article about some queries about this phone which you can check out here.

Now according to a report from Indian newspaper Dainik Bhasker, the company has got very huge amount of money with the prior booking of this phone. The company has booked a total of 2.5 million numbers of phones & with this they have received Rs. 75 Crores .

Company ‘s MD Mr. Mohit Goyal said,” We have got order of 2.5 Million no. of smartphones. We will start delivering these product in the April last” . Some other official also confirmed that they have called Income Tax department to show them some documents & Also claimed about the number of bookings.

According to the corporate affairs department of Govt. Of India, the company was formed just 4 months ago.

Freedom 251 Specifications:

  • 4 inch (10.2 cms) qHD IPS display
  • 3.2MP AF Rear Camera & .3MP Front camera
  • 1.3 GHz Quadcore Processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal memory
  • SD card support (expandable up to 32GB)
  • 1450 mAh battery
  • Android Lollipop 5.1
Shivam Singh
Shivam defines himself as a gadget lover and likes to cover every news related to gadgets. He has more than 4 years of blogging experience and is Senior Editor at GadgetOx. He has been covering Tech and Gadget news on other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and Nokiapoweruser since long. His other interests include driving and traveling. Write to him at Email: [email protected]