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The world's cheapest smartphone launched for just $4

Emma Clark

Published 17/02/2016 | 12:10

Freedom 251
Freedom 251

An Indian company has launched the world's cheapest 3G smartphone in India, the Freedom 251, which costs just $4.

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Indian company Ringing Bells will today release the world's cheapest 3G smartphone, the Freedom 251, which will cost less than $4.

According to the company's website, the Freedom 251 features a 4-inch display, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB in-built storage (expandable up to 32GB), a 3.2MP rear camera, a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 1450mAh battery.

India is the world's second-largest mobile market after China, having surpassed the US. The Indian smartphone market is already dominated by budget-friendly handsets, but the Freedom 251 could shake things up even more and drive prices down further.

Ringing Bells is a newly established company, but is actively trying to make handsets affordable. Previously, the company released one of India's cheapest 4G smartphones, which retailed for Rs 2,999 (approximately $44).

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