Now, Ringing Bells Launches Ultra-Cheap LED TV at Rs.9,990! Two New Smartphones Announced
Ringing Bells loves to be in the news headlines, starting from the days of controversies and now to days of helplessness. Either way, the company is getting quite famous, even internationally, for launching a smartphone worth just Rs. 251.
With a promise to launch new devices in July, Ringing Bells has launched six new phones at an event held in New Delhi. The pack of 6 consists of 4 new feature phones, named King, Boss, Raja and Hit, while the smartphones will be called Elegant and Elegance. Yes, it looks like no one gave a second thought to the names.
The biggest launch at the event was the 31.5-inch LED TV at just Rs. 9,990. Also, the TV has been named Freedom 9990 and will be available starting 15th August, goes with the flow of freedom and independence day.
Not much details have been outed by Ringing Bells about the new LED television, so take the official delivery date with a pinch of salt.
Details of the devices
Raja is the most expensive feature phone at Rs. 1,099, followed by Boss at Rs. 999, then King at Rs. 899 and finally Hit at Rs. 699. All the phones have dual SIM compatibility. The smartphones, Elegant and Elegance have been priced at Rs. 3,999 and Rs. 4,499 respectively.
The most expensive feature phone, Raja, comes with a 2.8-inch TFT display, 2MP camera and an 1,800mAh battery. It packs features like WiFi, Bluetooth, 2G, LED torchlight and microSD card slot.
The King and the Boss come with 2.4-inch TFT display, a 2MP primary camera and 32GB external storage. The phones also come loaded with WiFi, Bluetooth, microSD slot, 2G and LED torchlight. The Boss comes with a larger 2,000mAh battery while the King comes with a smaller 1,800mAh battery.
The cheapest phone, Hit, comes with a 1.8-inch TFT display, 2MP camera and 1,250mAh battery. It also comes packed with all the features as in the phones above.
Coming to the smartphones, Elegant and Elegance, both the phones have a 5-inch IPS display, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM and 1.3Ghz quad-core processor. Primary camera is an 8MP shooter with flash while the front camera is just 3.2MP in resolution.
Elegant also comes with a 2,500mAh battery, while the Elegance comes with a larger 2,800mAh battery. Elegant does not support 4G, but Elegance support 4G with VoLTE capability.
Surprisingly, the smartphones come with Android 6.0 out-of-the-box, something even large manufacturers do not guarantee, and this is a big positive for the phones. The phones do not have a confirmed launch date yet, they have only been announced today.
More surprise for the people of India
RInging Bells didn’t just stop at a set of phones and an LED TV, it also launched a range of power banks for consumers.
The largest power bank, RB Smart, comes with a capacity of 8000mAh at Rs. 699. RB Power Plus has been priced at Rs. 499 and comes with a capacity of 5,500mAh. The smallest one, RB Power, comes with a capacity of 4,000mAh at Rs. 399.
You can get Chinese and Indian power banks at such prices in the market, that work for a couple of weeks and then ultimately stop working. Also such power banks have terrible power losses which make them practically unusable. We hope Ringing Bells power banks are of a decent quality for these prices.
I personally don’t feel Indians deserve substandard quality products, however let’s give the benefit of doubt to the company till we receive the products ourselves.
Isn’t it too early to diversify?
This can be a never-ending debate, but since the Noida-based company has gone ahead to launch not just an LED TV, but six phones and three power banks, it goes on to show that the company does not need any help from an external body for funds.
They claim they require capital to cover up the losses for their cheapest smartphone, Freedom 251, and then they launch a host of devices without thinking twice about their deeds. How hypocrite can a company be? Is this really a scam or is the company just good at making promises and then deliver at sub-par levels.
We think it is a very immature decision on company’s part to straightaway launch new gadgets without fixing the problems of the first one. Imagine the number of issues it could run into the future if no solutions are found to the existing ones.