The World’s Cheapest Smartphone: $7

Who ever said that buying a new smartphone necessarily requires a substantial outlay of money? If you think so, indiana Ringing Bells is ready to change his mind. Tomorrow, February 17, will be officially announced Freedom 251, a smartphone created within the Government “Make in India” to be proposed on the market priced at Rs. 500, equivalent to just $ 7 according to Wholesaleably.

The cost of manufacturing the device is currently not known – Ringing Bells brings it in the coming days, guaranteed – but it is certain that much of this will be covered by the Indian Government to stimulate the production of mobile devices within national borders, in order to enable the entire population to connect to the network as envisaged in the vision of Prime Minister Narenda Modi.

During the launch event will present the highest local institutional leaders, including defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikkar.

“The phone will be available at popular price below Rs. 500. This event and this launch are the true testimony of the success of the latest initiatives taken by the Government of India “, is indicated in the invitation to the media.

At the time were not disclosed the specifics of Freedom 251, although some sources have anticipated that it will be a smartphone with Android operating system and will have basic technical characteristics.

This is not the first time that India is sold a mobile device at a price so content: in 2011, for example, the tablet Datawind Ubislate 7 + had been promoted by the Government of India to offer students a tool for browsing the net. Then, the selling price was Rs. 3.000 (44 dollars), then lowered up to Rs. 2.500 (37 dollars).

The same Ringing Bells had launched some time ago Smart101, a smart phone with support for LTE networks, 5 inch display, 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory expandable priced at just Rs. 2.999 ($ 44).