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$4 Smartphone (Made in India) Freedom 251 Pre-orders start 02/18/2016

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Last Edited by annie930ny February 17, 2016 at 05:31 PM
So, in case anyone missed the news:

Freedom 251 is selling $4 smartphones that will run Android Lollipop 5.1

http://freedom251.com/index.php/home

They expect all orders to ship by June and there is currently no limit on how many devices you can order.

Anyone willing to try it out with me for less than a coffee?
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Last Edited by hariom February 20, 2016 at 02:48 PM
This is not scam!

Checkout first look of this phone - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a...Gadgets360

This is not scam. This smartphone is available soon in India for 251 INR (= $4 USD). INR - Indian Rupees/ Indian Currency. This is an initiative by India Government so everyone in India can own a smartphone, especially for ppl who cannot afford high price phone. This can be exactly compared to the world's cheapest tablet computer "Aakash 2" for $20, another initiative by India Government to ease affordability

Real questions are, will the Phone available for sale outside India ?If yes, will they handle international shipping and all ??



[B]WARNING: Possible scam!

WARNING: I am following this in detail. In my opinion definitely either a prank or scam!
More info in the links below:
http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/r...on-2178927
https://www.reddit.com/r/india/co...1_a_scamnp
http://phoneradar.com/beware-ring...z40SKZGcWu


specs
4" 960x540 IPS display,
1.3GHz quad-core processor,
1GB of RAM,
8GB of internal storage with a MicroSD slot,
3.2MP camera on the back, a 0.3MP one on the front,
1450mAh battery.
Android 5.1
3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS
1-year warranty
pre-installed apps like Women Safety, Swachh Bharat [ translates to Clean India] Fisherman, Farmer, Medical, Google Play, WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube.

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Isn't it only for sale in India?
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Isn't it only for sale in India?
This is the important question, where do they ship to?
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Why not? If I can buy one here.
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Can see Apple filing a law suit against the company. They are identical to an iPhone 4 from the front and an iPhone 6 at the back! LOL
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"qhd ips display"
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Can see Apple filing a law suit against the company. They are identical to an iPhone 4 from the front and an iPhone 6 at the back! LOL
Like that has ever stopped the clones before laugh out loud
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specs
4" 960x540 IPS display,
1.3GHz quad-core processor,
1GB of RAM,
8GB of internal storage with a MicroSD slot,
3.2MP camera on the back, a 0.3MP one on the front,
1450mAh battery.
Android 5.1
3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS
1-year warranty
pre-installed apps like Women Safety, Swachh Bharat [ translates to Clean India] Fisherman, Farmer, Medical, Google Play, WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube.
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This is the important question, where do they ship to?
They reportedly ship internationally and function on both GSM and CDMA networks. They operate under some "Made in India" program that's trying to promote international exports of India manufactured goods, so it would make sense that they are compatible on USA and EU networks. Sim card and MicroSD card slots are both there, so...
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Since the government of India is paying the cost difference, you aren't going to be able to buy these in the usa.

But that creates the question of why the website is in english.
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Quote from djdoc View Post :
specs
4" 960x540 IPS display,
1.3GHz quad-core processor,
1GB of RAM,
8GB of internal storage with a MicroSD slot,
3.2MP camera on the back, a 0.3MP one on the front,
1450mAh battery.
Android 5.1
3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS
1-year warranty
pre-installed apps like Women Safety, Swachh Bharat [ translates to Clean India] Fisherman, Farmer, Medical, Google Play, WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube.
Thanks. I'm at work or else I'd have posted those myself.
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Quote from Hans_Gruber View Post :
Can see Apple filing a law suit against the company. They are identical to an iPhone 4 from the front and an iPhone 6 at the back! LOL
nope
apple aint wasting their $ suing a company that doesn't have $$ to pay
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Since the government of India is paying the cost difference, you aren't going to be able to buy these in the usa.

But that creates the question of why the website is in english.
The official language of India is English.....
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The official language of India is English.....
wha? really? well I guess I'm ignorant then...
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