Chicken feed! World’s cheapest smartphone Namotel Acche Din launched at Rs 99

| Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 17:53
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Chicken feed! World’s cheapest smartphone Namotel Acche Din launched at Rs 99

World's cheapest smartphone in India at Rs 99

Bengaluru: In the wake of recent Freedom 251 mobile phone fiasco, which was priced at 250 but ended up virtually being branded as a scam with promoters getting sued, there is another attempt that is making the news now.
Bengaluru-based Namotel is marketing Namotel Acche Din at chicken feed, only Rs 99, branding it India's most affordable smartphone.
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 However, the website did not open when NewsX tried to book the smartphone.
But there is a catch. Propspective buyers are required to register on website and get a user ID and password, which is required to book the smartphone on Also, for registration on website, users need to pay a one-time lifetime membership fee of Rs 199. However, too showed 'database error' when we tried to access it.
As for the specifications, Namotel Acche Din sports a 4-inch display with 480x800 pixels WVGA resolution. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS and packs 1GB RAM. There is 4GB of internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. A 2MP rear camera and a VGA selfie camera comes as an additional option. Connectivity options include 3G and dual-SIM.
The website of the company,, 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. The company also adds that nominal delivery charges will be levied.
The message 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 (three 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."

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