251 rupees ($3.67) phone launched; website down already

Freedom251

Ringing bells, the company established in 2015 has made a brave move by releasing the cheapest smart phone on the planet dubbed “Freedom251”. The cheapest doesn’t mean that it is a bad phone and this is why:

 
Specifications:

  • 4″ 960×540 IPS display
  • 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal storage with a MicroSD slot (expandable upto 32GB)
  • 3.2MP camera on the back, a 0.3MP one on the front
  • Android 5.1
  • 1 year Warranty

It’s worthy to mention that the phone could be a rebranded Adcom Ikon 4 which is now being sold in India for 4000 rupees ($58).

I tried ordering the phone 3 times and as expected, the website didn’t respond to the “Buy Now” button; possibly the company failed to set up enough servers to meet the enormous web request. They claim that the servers were hit with 6 Lacs hits per second and, as a result, the site went down. They have made an official statement following the breakdown:

“Dear friends, we are very grateful for your enormous response and your kind patronage and would submit that as of now we receive approx 6 Lacs hits per second as a result of which due to your kind overwhelming response servers are over loaded. We humbly submit that we are therefore taking a pause and upgrading the service and will revert within or before 24 hours. Once again our respectful thanks and gratitude for your support and patience. We look forward your return as soon as we are back online well within 24 hours.”

So, what do you think about the phone? Make use of the comments section! 😉

 

Source TOI

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