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Anindya Kumar Saha, MBA 2015-17, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
Gone are those days when you have to sit before the huge screen of your computer to catalyze your tasks. The smart machine is replaced by a smarter machine that we all know as the smart phone.
This piece of technology is made available to us by a plethora of companies now. The interesting part being, despite the wide range of facilities starting from a sensitive touch screen user interface to a GPS navigation unit, they are still made available in a varied range of prices.
But a huge breakthrough in terms of price range of smart phones came with the “Freedom 251” . Established in 2015, it is considered to be the most ambitious project under Digital India. The idea behind the phone is empowering citizens, even in the remotest rural and semi urban centers of India, with the latest in digital technology at incredible affordable prices and cascade knowledge, news and current issues so that all experience the confidence of inclusive growth and greater opportunity. In short, innovative solutions for a brighter tomorrow.
Not only in terms of the price but Freedom 251 has amazed us in terms of the features as well. It has a 4 inch (10.2 cms) qHD IPS Display so as to feature all your favorite pictures, videos and games in vivid and larger than life dimension. The phone has not only a rear camera but also a front one of 0.3MP. the rear camera is of 3.2MP to capture the best moments of your life.
Since our life is so vague without the internet, Freedom 251 gives us the boundless freedom to connect to the world irrespective of wherever we are with an enhanced connection that gives you everything you need at a lightning fast speed. It also comes with 1.3GHz Quad core Processor capable of fast and responsive performance. Talking of memory space, 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory is allotted along with the SD card support which is expandable up to 32GB. With its 1450 mAh battery, Freedom 251 gives you more time to talk, text and everything you want without having to worry about running out of power.
Dispensed with such high hopes we’ll have to wait and watch how the saga enfolds further and how the Freedom 251 actually turns up when people end up getting their hands on the cheapest smartphone in the world.