Indian manufacturer will supply 200,000 copies of “3-Euro-smartphone”

Jun

25

2016

Bells ringing, the manufacturer announced the Freedom 251 in India in February, said June 30 to begin supplying the unit. The manufacturer has to have in order to deliver more than 200,000 copies available and says government support is needed.

Mohit Goel, founder of Ringing Bells, makes the statements in front of the Times of India. He says that the smartphone comes from Taiwan, but it is put together in India. “We have 200,000 smartphones and we will deliver it spread over a month, that’s the maximum we can do now, we need support from the government,.. No, we can not continue,” said Goel.

The Freedom 251 smartphone, according to Goel worth 1180 rupees converted about 15.7 euros. However, customers only pay 251 rupees, about 3.3 euros. The manufacturer sells smartphones below cost but provides third-party apps with it that can not be removed. It would be twelve apps from companies that pay the manufacturer. Presumably, the subsidy iron manufacturer with the included apps are not enough to cover the difference in cost and sales price. According Gadgets360 says the CEO of the manufacturer to make 140 to 150 rupees per unit losses.

Freedom 251 The device has a 4 “screen, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. The SOC is a quad-core. The above values ​​correspond to the device that the company initially revealed at the presentation in February. That proved a smart phone of another brand with a sticker pasted over it. at the time, the unit turned an Android version with icons that look a lot like iOS. of these, the company would have moved away. GadgetOx says now hold the first pictures of the ‘real’ Freedom 251.

Goel says that there are 75 million people are interested in the cheap phone. 200,000 available copies sold to those who first reported on the device. Furthermore, the CEO that his project was initially supported by the government, but who has retired.

After the introduction of the Freedom 251 in February there was a lot of noise around the cheap smartphone. At the presentation of the device was a minister there, but later said the manufacturer that the company received no subsidies or government support. Then Ringing Bells was accused of Ponzi scheme; which the company money gave back to people who had paid a deposit.

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