Why A $4 Phone Is Stirring Up Controversy

Why A $4 Phone Is Stirring Up Controversy

The inexpensive device will be shipping with a monetary loss on each phone sold

Laura Yan
  • 27 june 2016

Indian company Ringing Bells has over 200,000 units of its super cheap smartphone, the Freedom 251, ready for shipping starting on June 30. The phone retails at Rs 251 (or less than $4 each). The phone runs on Android, with 1GB of RAM, a 1.3GHz processor, 8GB of internal storage, a rear and front-facing camera and a 1,800mAh battery.

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