Noida based tech startup Ringing Bells has constantly been in headlines soon after the launch of its first smartphone Freedom 251. As the name suggests, it was launched at INR 251 and the whole nation was talking about the unbelievable pricing from the company. Soon after the launch, the media and authorities were on their feet to investigate the matter and dig out the reality.
The company was taking the advantage of the Indian government’s Digital India, Make in India and Skill India initiatives. But later everyone found out that the company left no traces in its favor and was called a fraud by almost everyone who heard about it. As the dates of delivery came closer, the company again extended it further and confirmed that it has no values for their own promises.
At an event in New Delhi yesterday, Ringing Bells made several announcements along with the delivery of Freedom 251. They showcased the final units of the smartphone and we have compiled all the answers related to the Freedom 251.
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Freedom 251 Quick Specs
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Here’s all you need to know about the smartphone.
Question- Which processor is used in Freedom 251?
Answer- Freedom 251 comes with 1.3 GHz Quad-Core processor from MediaTek.
Question- How much RAM does it have?
Answer- It has 1 GB of RAM.
Question- What are the box contents of Freedom 251?
Answer- The box contains handset, USB cable, travel charger and in-ear headset and a screen protector flim as well.
Question- How much is the internal storage? Is it expandable?
Answer- It has 8 GB of internal storage, out of which 5.45 Gb was user available and apps can be moved to SD card and it can be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card.
Question- What is the display type, size and resolution?
Answer- It has 4 inch qHD (960×540 pixels) WVGA display.
Question- Which OS is used in Freedom 251?
Answer- Freedom 251 comes with Android 5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box and it has a custom vanilla interface which is slightly laggy. The icons were slightly different and 4 apps were pinned at the bottom, which included messaging, calling, web and camera with an app drawer in between.
Question- Does Freedom 251 has rear and front cameras?
Answer- Yes, it comes with 3.2 MP primary camera and a 0.3 MP (VGA) camera on the front.
Question- What colour variants are available?
Answer- It will be available in 2 colours, namely White and Black
Question- What is the battery capacity?
Answer- Freedom 251 features a 1450 mAh battery. Which should give one day of back up with basic to moderate usage.
Question- What connectivity options are available?
Answer- Connectivity options on the handset include GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, and 3G.
Question- How many SIM cards does it support?
Answer- It supports dual SIM with 3G support, both the SIM slots support 3G.
Question- Which apps come pre-installed in Freedom 251?
Answer- Surprisingly, the phone did not have any pre-installed apps other than the Google Apps. Whereas Mohit Goel promised that it will be coming with apps by government of India, which include Swachh Bharat, Fisherman, Farmer, Medical and some other apps including WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube. Another lie out of the long list.
Question- When is the delivery starting?
Answer- The delivery of the Freedom 251 will take place from 8th of July onwards.
Question- Who will get the Freedom 251 smartphone?
Answer- Ringing Bells has chosen 5000 customers through a lucky draw and only these users will be getting the phones in the first phase.
Question- What about the other 7 Crore people who booked Freedom 251?
Answer- Ringing Bells has no answer to this question, they have said they can deliver up to 2,00,000 units but for more they are seeking government’s help.
Question- What about the warrantee and after sales support?
Answer- The company (Ringing Bells) claims to have 650+ service centers all over India. The company offers 12-month warranty with the device, 6 months on the battery and charger. The earphone will be covered for 3 months from the date of purchase. Ringing Bells has also made it clear that any defect arising due to liquid spillage or physical damage and normal wear and tear will not be covered under the warranty of the smartphone. For detailed information read this.
In addition, if the smartphone has been damaged, or repaired by unauthorized service personnel, then the user cannot claim warrantee.
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Question- What are service center Address and customer care number of Ringing Bells?
Answer- The address of the company is B-44, Sector 63, Noida-201301 and the customer care support numbers for Freedom 251 are 0120-4001000, 4200470, 6619580.