Since the time Ringing Bells created a massive noise with the smartphone Freedom 251 that cost only Rs. 251, up came another phone Docoss for Rs. 888, and now it is time for ChampOne C1. The device is said to cost only Rs. 501 (they have settled for a middle ground between 251 and 888). The original price of the phone is listed at Rs. 7,999.

The dubious looking website has the registration button which is inactive. It has a disclaimer stating that it is having some payment gateway issue, and said that there would be no more registrations for the next 24 hours. On the contrary, the website also says that the device will be sold through cash on delivery (COD). This negates the need for a payment gateway. Also, the discount is only valid for the ones who were lucky enough to register for the flash sale that will be held on September 2. So head over to and watch out for when the register button becomes active again.

The company based in Jodhpur has also listed a toll-free number, and two other helpline numbers. Until now, all the calls have gone unanswered, and one of the numbers was off. ChampOne seems to be one of the numerous startups sprouting in India with the idea of skimming away customers from other companies by offering products at incredible prices. The first among such companies was Ringing Bells which claims to have delivered about 70,000 units. However, we advise our readers to be patient and refrain from ordering it.

ChampOne C1 Specs: 2GB RAM, 2500mAh battery

Regardless, the ChampOne C1 is said to run on Android 5.1 Lollipop and support a dual-SIM slot. Featuring a 5-inch HD IPS display at 720×1280 pixels, it is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor along with 2GB RAM. It sports 16GB of internal storage. Camera specs include an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. The battery is 2500mAh, and connectivity options are- 4G LTE support. It will be available in White, Silver, and Gold. It also a fingerprint scanner at the back.

The Ringing Bells smartphone is still struggling to meet demands at the offered price. Hence it is again advisable to be patient. The company was also accused of fraudulent practices by their customer service partner after it failed to pay dues.

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