Ringing Bells will be shipping 65,000 more units of the Freedom 251 handset in the second phase of delivery. Earlier, about a month back in the first phase, the company claimed to have delivered 5000 units.
“Ringing Bells is all set to fulfill its promise of delivering 2 lakh smartphones to the customers by starting the delivery process of 65,000 more units,” the company said in a statement (as per PTI).
During the first phase, the company claimed to have delivered the handset to West Bengal, Haryana, Himachal, Bihar, Uttarakhand, New Delhi, Punjab, J&K, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
“We have got over 2.8 crore registrations from UP and close to 2 crore from Bihar,” said Ringing Bells CEO Mohit Goel was quoted as saying by PTI.
The company in total got about 7.5 crore from all over India but have come to a conclusion that it will deliver around 10,000 units to each state. Additionally, the company has decided to opt for a lucky draw for the filtering out the people who will be lucky enough to get the Freedom 251 which is the cheapest smartphone in the world with a price tag of just Rs 251. Buyers will have to pay Rs 40 as shipping charges.
“We started the process of lottery few days back, and now are dispatching the units to the people. We are elated with the response that we have got for the delivered units. Our target is the low income people who fancy the chances to own a smartphone. We wish to fulfill their dreams soon,” a spokesman from Ringing Bells was quoted as saying by PTI.
The Freedom 251 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad core processor. The phone has a 4 inch IPS touchscreen that has WVGA (800×480 pixels) resolution. It has 8 GB of internal memory, 1 GB RAM, a 1450 mAh battery, 3.2 megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front camera, and supports dual SIMs.