World’s cheapest smartphone Namotel Acche Din launched at Rs 99 . Here’s another attempt at offering cheap smartphone — and this time, it’s really cheap. Bengaluru-based Namotel is marketing Namotel Acche Din at an insanely low price of Rs 99, calling it India’s most affordable smartphone.
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.
Also, there’s a rider for all those planning to buy the smartphone. Propspective buyers are required to register on bemybanker.com website and get a user ID and password, which is required to book the smartphone on namotel.com. For registration on bemybanker.com website, users need to pay a one-time lifetime membership fee of Rs 199.
Priced at Rs. 2,999, the 3G-enabled smartphone will reportedly be made available for bookings between May 17 and May 25 at its special launch price. However, the exact booking process is not clear. You need to sign up for a service called BeMyBanker to proceed with the booking, and also to provide details about your Aadhaar and your photograph, but BeMyBanker’s website is not loading at present.
It is available on a cash-on-delivery basis *with “nominal delivery charges.” The company’s website adds, “This model is limited and it is applicable only for India and who holds Aadhar Identity.” The number of units available has not been announced, or precise delivery dates.
The company website lists four other smartphones as well, ranging from Rs. 1,999 for the 4G LTE-enabled Aazadi to Rs. 1,99,999 for the VVIP luxury smartphone.
This is of course not the first ultra-low priced smartphone with seemingly incredible specifications being marketed in India. The Docoss X1 was the latest example. The smartphone segment saw a buzz in February when Ringing Bells launched its Freedom 251 smartphone at just Rs. 251. The smartphone made headlines for a few weeks, and caught attention of the entire world. Freedom 251 from Noida-based startup Ringing Bells however soon lost its sheen.
Features Namotel Acche Din at Rs 99
Namotel Acche Din has a 4-inch display, runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, and is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor along with 1 GB RAM and 4GB storage space. The smartphone will be available for booking between May 17 to 25, 2016.