We all knew how much hype was created when the world’s cheapest smartphone, Freedom 251 launched in the new year. Although there is no word regarding the manufacture and launch of the device, Freedom 251 made a lot of in February 2016. People rushed to the website to book one for them. Needless to say, because of this claim the company enticed a lot of controversies. Likewise the Freedom 251 smartphone, a new smartphone namely Docoss X1 has been launched in India. Claiming to be India’s cheapest phone, the company launched the device on its official website docoss.com. The new Docoss X1 smartphone is priced at a most inexpensive range of Rs. 888 that barely comes after the bubble burst on Ringing Bells Freedom 251 mobile which was priced at Rs. 251 and marked as the ‘cheapest smartphone in the world’.
Docoss Multimedia Pvt. Ltd. is a new company that has debuted into the smartphone market and become quite popular since Wednesday. Like Ringing Bells, the company is touting to offer a 3G-ready, 4-inch smartphone for below Rs 1,000. Unlike Ringing Bells and its Freedom 251 smartphone, however, the company is offering to take pre-orders on 29 April and ship the phones within 4 days later, i.e., on 2 May.
Specs and Features
It might be a coincidence or allegedly, the Docoss Multimedia company has designed its new Docoss X1 smartphone almost identical to the specifications of the Freedom 251 smartphone. Here are the specifications and features include a 4-inch display Android smartphone paired with 1GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the device comes with a 4GB storage which can be further expandable upto 32GB.
The device works on a dual-core processor and runs Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. The smartphone comes equipped with a 2-megapixel camera on the rear side and a 0.2-megapixel front camera. The battery is lightweight that comes packed with 1300 mAh.
Here is a comparison of specifications and features between the new Docoss X1 and Freedom 251 smartphone. Check it out!
|Freedom 251||Docoss X1|
|Display||4.0 inch IPS||4.0 inch IPS|
|Processor||1.3GHz dual-core||1.3GHz dual-core|
|Camera||3MP / 0.3MP||2MP / 0.3MP|
|OS||Android 5.1||Android 4.4|
|SIM||Single (3G)||Dual (3G+2G)|
Docoss X1 Could be a Scam – Beware before Booking
Docoss has almost achieved to bring the price of the device down to under Rs 888. They’re planning to accept pre-orders at the end of this month on April 29 and ship the device by May 2 however, we don’t see how they’ve taken benefit of earnings of scale unless they already have thousands of units in stock. Even, they are prepared to ship at the drop of a hat. If the folks back of the Docoss X1 did really put this much thought into planning the launch, it’s exciting to see how inexperienced they truly are.
Docoss has not had a great advertising campaign, the first advertisements appeared in papers on April 27 and even the domain wasn’t registered yet till a little before 3PM on the same day. The website, docoss.co, couldn’t be accessed and none of the 15 listed call-centre numbers that we tried appeared to work. The website does seem to be live today, though we are unable to place an order for the device just yet. Even the company was only registered March.
Recently, another India-based brand namely mPhone ‘Mango’ smartphone also made headlines but ended up as a failure soon after due to the financial position of the proprietors, who were reportedly arrested at the launch of the brand in India for bank scam. So, be careful with this new smartphone brand and book the smartphone only after ensuring everything is fine and trustable.
If the information on this website, it would have been fine, but when they are taking bookings and receiving money from the users, it’s quite important to publicize all the information to obtain trust from the users. If you are planning to buy this phone, we would not suggest you do so since it’s presumably a scam and a scheme launched on the lines of the Freedom 251 Smartphone from Ringing Bells. Beware!!