Freedom 251 mobile:
Expressing concern over the launch of a smartphone at price as low as Rs 251,Freedom 251 mobile industry body ICA has written to Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to get into depth of the issue, saying the rate could not be below Rs 3,500 even after a subsidized sale.
The Indian Cellular Association (ICA) also said that it is not appropriate for the senior political and government leadership to be present at the launch till the air around this is cleared and it is not shrouded under controversies.
Noida-based Ringing Bells is launching India’s most affordable smartphone, priced at Rs 251, a move that is set to disrupt the booming Indian mobile handset market.
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The 3G handset,
features a 4-inch display,
Qualcomm 1.3-GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB RAM,
according to details shared by the company.Defence Minister Manohar Parrikkar launched the smartphone Freedom 251 yesterday evening.
“For your kind information, the bill of material (BOM) value for a product like this when sourced from the cheapest supply chain cost approximately $40 (Rs 2,700).
“And this, when translated into retail price after addition of applicable duties, taxes and with distribution and retail margins would be at least Rs 4,100 while the product is being sold at Rs 251,” ICA National President Pankaj Mohindroo said in the letter.
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