World's Cheapest Smartphone Launched At Rs.99 Named As Namotel Acche Din
Hello folks !! here is a very interesting news for you. The world's cheapest smartphone is launched at Rs.99 .Yeah !!!. Namotel promoter Madhava Reddy launched the world's cheapest smartphone, named Namotel Achhe Din, for just Rs. 99.
The original price of the smartphone is Rs 2,999, but the smartphone is now available to customers at a mere Rs 99. It has got a four-inch display with 480×800 pixels WVGA resolution. Running on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, it has 1 GB RAM, and four GB of internal storage, which is expandable to 32 GB. While connectivity includes 3G, the device sports a 2 MP back camera and a VGA selfie camera.
During the launch of the smartphone , the company has explained the modes of booking the smartphone online. First, prospective buyers were expected to register on bemybanker.com website through which they’d get a user ID and password to book the smartphone on namotel.com. Here, the customers will have to submit their Aadhar card proof and pay a one-time fee of Rs 199, which some believe sounds dubious.
Specification of Namotel 'Achhe Din'
1. Display : 4.00-inch
2. Processor : quad-core
3. Front Camera : 0.3-megapixel
4. Resolution : 720x1280 pixels
5. RAM : 1GB
6. OS : Android 5.0
7. Storage : 4GB
8. Rear Camera : 2-megapixel
9. Battery capacity 1325mAh
During the launch, Namotel spokesperson Madhava Reddy told the media that the pre-bookings for smartphones at Rs 99 will be open on the website until May 25.
This is of course is not the first ultra-low priced smartphone with these awesome specifications. The Docoss X1 was the latest example. The smartphone segment saw a buzz in February when Ringing Bells launched its Freedom 251 smartphone at just Rs. 251. The smartphone made headlines for a few weeks, and caught attention of the entire world. But startup Ringing Bells soon lost its name.
The smartphone was surrounded by controversies that even lead to an FIR registered against the makers. The biggest highlight of the smartphone was its pricing rather than any specifications under the hood. The company received close to 60 million registrations in few days but after taking initial bookings for the handset, the Freedom 251 makers announced pre-booking money to be refunded to users and also confirmed that it would take cash on delivery, upon delivery. The first orders will supposedly be delivered in June.
It would be interesting to see if Acche Din will stand out as a scam-free, and not like the Ringing bells. For the moment it seems to be following them, by not explaining its economies of scale for slashed pricing and closing bookings. Further, submitting an Aadhar card proof and adding a one-time fee adds to the pall of doubt surrounding such an initiative.