This is definitely the cheapest smartphone I’ve ever seen, at 251 Rs ($3.67 at the time of writing).
I like the tradeoffs they’ve made to fit the price point. A 3MP camera and 8GB of built-in storage is perfectly acceptable when merely having a cellular data connection is the big needle mover. We’ve built up a convenient narrative in calling the iPhone and high-end Android devices ‘premium’ while largely ignoring that having any data connection on the go is still a premium experience for much of the world.
From their mission:
Empower citizens, even in the remotest rural and semi-urban centres of India, with the latest in digital technology at incredible affordable prices and cascade knowledge, news and current issues so that all experience the confidence of inclusive growth and equal opportunity - In short, innovative solutions for a Brighter tomorrow.
On sale 7:30PM EST tonight. Don’t know if orders will be available outside of India but I’d love to order one and support this effort. freedom251.com