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Less than 15 Reais: The cheapest smartphone in the world is Indian

Now that Smartphones are consolidated as one of the main forms of internet access, they can certainly be considered as digital inclusion factors, thinking that an Indian company called Ringing Bells will produce low-cost smartphones to be sold to people with purchasing power. reduced.

Freedom 251 Smartphone
Image comparing Freedom 251 with iPhone

Ringing Bells announced earlier this year that it would be the "cheapest smartphone in the world" after a time of development, finally the handsets costing 251 rupees, Indian currency, currently around $ 12.50, will be available to the public.

The handset is the "Freedom 251", which clearly has an inspiration in its design based on Apple's iPhone smartphone.

According to the company's CEO, Mohit Goel, Ringing Bells already has 200,000 units ready for distribution, which will start on the 30th of this month.

For such a low value, you might wonder what would the Freedom 251 hardware be, really? See s:

  • 1.3 Ghz Single Core Processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage (extendable to 32 GB via SD card)
  • 8MP rear camera
  • 3.2 MP front camera
  • 1800 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop

See? All this for less than 15 reais! of course great hardware; with the greatest cost benefit of the story without a doubt. But we have a curiosity about the subject that cannot be ignored.

Experts say you can't make such a cheap smartphone (you really don't have to be very expert to figure it out …) and in fact, Ringing Bells has admitted that by charging 251 copies per device, the company is taking out of its own pocket about 140 copies to pay for the production of the same, that is, the appliance gives damage.

For me the accounts don't close very well, but the idea of ​​Ringing Bells making money from huge sales amounts, they seem to be so optimistic about the business model they are thinking of launching a 32 inch LED TV soon and which would cost around R $ 496.00 or approximately 10,000 Rs.

Surely this brings the possibility of several people having access to a smartphone, the question, how long will this joke last? Which company will be able to keep up? Let's hope so, that would be just another way of showing that an iPhone or a Galaxy S.x is not worth everything, especially in Brazil.

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