In the past couple of months, there have been some attempts to sell incredibly cheap smartphones in India. And every time ordinary folks have tried to make the most of the opportunity but without success. And once again, a particular company is attempting to offer cheap smartphones, perhaps the cheapest one yet. A Bengaluru-based company named Namotel is currently marketing what is dubbed as India’s most affordable smartphone ever. Named as the Namotel Acche Din, the smartphone is available at Rs. 99.
At a press conference, Namotel’s promoter Madhav Reddy informed that interested buyers could pre-book the device in the company’s website between May 17 and 25. Although, it’s worth mentioning that when we tried going to the site, it didn’t open. There is, however, another method for anyone who are adamant to get their hands on the world’s cheapest smartphone. Head to bemybanker.com and get yourself a user ID and password. The only drawback is that for registration on bemybanker.com, users will need to pay a one-time lifetime membership fee, which is something around Rs. 199. Although when we last tried, bemybanker.com had database error.
As far as specifications are concerned, the Namotel Acche Din features a 4-inch display with 480×800 pixels WVGA resolution. It runs on the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and comes with 1GB RAM. The device will have 4GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. As for the camera, the smartphone sports a 2-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front snapper. Speaking of connectivity, Namotel Acche Din has dual SIM as well as 3G.
Rumours are that the company website states, that the smartphone’s original price is Rs. 2,999 but the price has been slashed to Rs. 99. The company adds that nominal delivery charges will be levied and that the smartphone will be available on cash-on-delivery option.
Key Specs of Namotel Acche Din:
- Display: 4-inch
- Resolution: 480×800 pixels
- OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
- RAM: 1GB
- Internal Storage: 4GB
- External Storage: 32GB
- Front Camera: VGA-megaPixel
- Rear Camera: 2-megapixel
The message that is being displayed by the company says, ‘Joy and freedom represent the logo! The same joy will flourish in billion Indians In the form of smart Connect with (3 different looks and shapes) Android Smart compelling Phone at 99. We make this product to show love for India it is a “MAKE IN INDIA” Initiative.This model is limited, and it is applicable only for India and who holds Aadhar Identity.’