Bengaluru: The latest most affordable handset to hit markets, Namotel Acche Din, world’s cheapest smartphone, has been priced at just Rs 99.
At a press conference, the company’s promoter Madhav Reddy said, that the smartphone is available for pre-booking from May 17 to May 25 on the company’s website namotel.com.
As per a PTI reports in the Financial Express, Reddy claimed that at its launch price, the Namotel Achhe Din is the “world’s cheapest phone with a 4-inch display”. Other specifications include Android 5.1 Lollipop, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, and 1GB RAM.
The website of the company, Namotel.com, shows that the price has been slashed from Rs 2,999 to Rs 99 and that the smartphone is available on cash-on-delivery basis – something called a ‘lifetime membership fee’ too will be charged. It also adds that nominal delivery charges will be levied.
The message that is being displayed by the company says, ‘Joy and freedom represents the logo! The same joy will flourish in billion Indians In the form of smart Connect with (3 different looks and shapes) Android Smart powerful 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.’
The company has also said that a ‘one year warranty’ applies to the product and that ‘This limited warranty shall apply to Namotel Smartphone and its Parts. For handset and accessory defects under normal use circumstances and at the discretion of the company, Namotel shall provide free of charge repair and/or replacement services within the warranty period.’
The company has also added a note on its site that says, ‘Pictures shown on website is for illustration purposes only’.