Ringing Bells – World’s cheapest smartphone to be launched in India
Ringing Bells – World’s cheapest smartphone will be launched in February, in India, by a very little-known Indian tech company.
The price for the Ringing Bells smartphone is set to be under INR 500 (Indian Rupees), approximately $7.30, which is around 1% of the price of the latest Apple iPhone. The news about the world’s cheapest smartphone made headlines around the globe, being one of the first high-tech gadgets that will be available for the masses.
Domestic handset maker Ringing Bells’ Freedom 251 smartphone is one of the cheapest gadgets to ever hit the market and people are already searching for it on pre-order.
The small Indian company was set up in September 2015 and started its activity by selling mobile phones on their website, using their very own ‘Bell’ brand. “This is our flagship model and we think it will bring a revolution in the industry,” a company spokesman told AFP.
Selling high-tech gadgets, mostly cheap smartphone handsets, is a huge market in India, and until now, Chinese manufacturers have been dominating the market. Ringing Bells plans to change that by creating the cheapest smartphone in the world, which will be domestically made in India.
India is the world’s second largest mobile market and just recently, it got its billionth mobile phone subscriber, in October last year.
In some of the poorest states in India, like Bihar, the ‘teledensity’, meaning the penetration of telephone connections for every 100 people is extremely low, with only 54% of the population having access to telecom services.
If you want to get your hands on a Ringing Bells smartphone, even if it is just to try it out, you’d better start ordering it now, because people are already waiting in line for its release.