After the Rs 251 Freedom 251, that controversially claimed to be the world’s cheapest smartphone, here comes the Rs 99 Namotel Acche Din.
Promoter Madhava Reddy claims that he is marketing “the world’s cheapest smartphone”, the Namotel Acche Din, for just Rs 99.
The name of the phone is obviously inspired by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name and his 2014 election campaign slogan “Achche Din”.
Reddy claims that Namotel has a 4-inch display and it runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. The phone is said to be powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor along with 1 GB of RAM.
According to Reddy, the phone will be available for booking from May 17 to May 25 on the company’s website.
The website Namotel.com (which is currently inaccessible), shows that the price has been slashed from Rs 2,999 to Rs 99 and that the smartphone would be available on cash-on-delivery and that nominal delivery charges will be additionally levied.
Quite like the Freedom 251, the Namotel also claims to be part of the Make in India initiative and says that the device is only for those “who holds Aadhar Identity.”
A disclaimer on the site, however, says, “Pictures shown on website is for illustration purposes only”.