The shipping of the world’s cheapest smartphone at Rs 251 (less than $4) will sooner or later start from July 6 and now not June 30 as changed into introduced in advance, its makers said on Wednesday, adding that they’re seeking to meet high Minister Narendra Modi for garnering his assist underneath the Make in India initiative.
in line with Ringing Bells’ Founder and CEO Mohit Goel, it is prepared with almost 2 lakh Freedom 251 handsets.
“inside the meanwhile, we’ve organized a letter soliciting for a assembly with our prime Minister to pitch our case as a home cellphone maker which needs to make contributions towards ‘Make in India’ initiative,” Goel told IANS.
“we are planning to organise a release event within the capital on July 7, a day after beginning the delivery,” Goel delivered.
In an in advance interview to IANS, Goel had introduced June 30 the date for transport, adding that after he is performed with this first section of transport (of two lakh telephones), he’s going to open registration again for people who wish to shop for the handset.
The corporation had in mid-February this year deliberate to supply 2.five lakh handsets earlier than June 30. however, it acquired over seven crore registrations before its fee gateway crashed inside 3 days.
“We found out from our mistakes and determined to head silent until we pop out with the product. Now we have a 4-inch, dual-SIM telephone equipped for delivery. I sense vindicated,” he had told IANS.
in keeping with Goel, he is dealing with a loss of Rs. one hundred forty – Rs. one hundred fifty according to handset, for which elements were imported from Taiwan, but hopes to make earnings on volumes.
“we will have a loss, however i’m satisfied that the dream of connecting rural and poor Indians as a part of the ‘virtual India’ and ‘Make in India’ tasks has been fulfilled with Freedom 251,” Goel stated.
No tool become, but, given to IANS. best a photo was allowed to be taken. The cellphone is to be had in two shades – black and white – with centrally aligned rear digital camera and branding on the back panel. It has a speaker just alongside the branding. The tool presentations the Indian Tricolour while you turn it on. The business enterprise has incorporated all of the basic Google apps within the handset.
“Our devices are completely ‘Make in India’ and have been synthetic at our Haridwar-based totally manufacturing unit. We plan to sell lakh gadgets each month,” he stated.
The employer is likewise making plans to launch a 32-inch excessive-definition LED tv – additionally referred to as Freedom – within the first week of July.
“those might be the cheapest tv sets in India and might be available for less than Rs. 10,000. inside two days, the delivery might be made and we can sell them online,” Goel said, adding that the agency presently has 1 lakh such pieces in inventory.