Even before the controversial smartphone Freedom 251 yet to reach Indian households, its manufacturer Ringing Bells has announced the launch of two new Android smartphones named Ringing Bells Elegance and Ringing Bells Elegant. In addition to the new smartphones, the company also unveiled four new feature phones, a 32-inch HD TV, and three power banks.
Even though the specifications of both Ringing Bells Elegance and Elegant are same, the core difference is that the Elegance provides support for 4G with VoLTE with a 2800mAh battery, when compared to 3GB connectivity and a 2500mAh battery in the Elegant variant.
Ringing Bells Elegance and Ringing Bells Elegant Specs:
Talking about internals, both Ringing Bells Elegance and Elegant feature a 5-inch HP display, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB) loaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. While the rear camera is equipped with an 8-megapixel sensor, the front-facing snapper offers only a 3.2-megapixel sensor, which is comparatively low when compared to other competing smartphones.
With support for Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and FM, the Ringing Bells Elegance is priced at Rs. 4,499, which is higher than the price of Elegant priced at Rs. 3,999. Even though both smartphones are listed on Ringing Bell’s website, we don’t have any confirmation as to the exact availability date.
As mentioned above, the company also announced the launch of four new budget phones – Ringing Bells Hit (Rs. 699), Ringing Bells King (Rs. 899), Ringing Bells Boss (Rs. 999), and Ringing Bells Raja (Rs. 1,099), which are aimed to target beginners.
To coincide with the India’s Independence Day on August 15, Ringing Bells will launch a 31.5-inch HD LED TV priced moderately at Rs. 9,900. The company will share the pre-order details and other specifications by the end of July.
Ringing Bells Power Bank
Ringing Bells has also unveiled three new power banks with a capacity starting from 4000mAh. While RB Power with 4000mAh is priced at Rs. 399, the RB PowePlus with 5500mAh capacity will be available for Rs. 499. On the other hand, the RB Smart with 8000mAh capacity is fixed at Rs. 699, which will suit beginners and those who wish to buy a power bank to charge their mobile devices.
When asked about the delivery of Freedom 251 smartphones, the company clarified that 5,000 units will be shipped out from their warehouses to customers selected across India based on lucky draw. Along with the package, the customer should pay Rs. 40 delivery charge to the courier personnel. The fate of other prospective customers who have placed orders for the device will be decided based on customer feedback.
In the meantime, Ringing Bells CEO Mohit Goel has reportedly written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allocate Rs. 50,000 crore from the Digital India funds to manufacture and deliver remaining units of Freedom 251.