The Indian clone of the iPhone costing $4 will go on sale June 30

In February MacDigger wrote about the new smartphone by the Indian company Ringing Bells, which was the price of $4. It later emerged that the device is a extra low-cost clone of the iPhone. Indian developers have not even tried to hide borrowing: home button with a ring that simulates Touch ID, body shape, location of buttons ā€“ all made in the style of iPhone. Today Ringing Bells has announced plans to begin selling the device June 30, 2016.

Design Freedom 251 clearly conjures up thoughts of samsara. In the images, the novelty is quite reminiscent of the Apple smartphones. “Fake” emit, except that the thickness and large frame around the screen.

The manufacturer calls Freedom 251 the most affordable smartphone in the world. The gadget is equipped with a 4-core processor, clocked at 1.3 GHz and a 4-inch IPS display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. The amount of RAM and flash memory is 1 and 8 GB, users can install a memory card of up to 32GB.

The smartphone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. The design of the shell, stylized iOS: on the desktop, easily recognized icons of Phone, Messages, Safari, Photos, Calculator, Camera, Address book and other apps with iPhone. Fonts and lock screen is also moved from the Apple platform.

According to the statement Ringing Bells, she not only earns on the sale of every smartphone, but even running at a loss ā€“ producing device costs about $2. However, Freedom 251 is almost the only chance for poor, rural residents to buy a smartphone, and earn the company intends to provide communication services. Ringing Bells is planning to sell 2.5 million devices.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! Iā€™m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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