Bengaluru based company Namotel has launched the most affordable smartphone – Namotel Achhe Din at an unbelievable price of Rs.99. It is 4-inch touchscreen display smartphone loaded with the Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. It is powered by a quad core processor and 1GB RAM. It sports a 2MP rear camera with flash and a basic VGA front camera.
Though the company is claiming Rs.99 as the phone’s price, it is actually more than that. The buyers will have to first register on the www.bemybanker.com website and pay a one-time lifetime membership fee of Rs 199. After that buyer will get a user ID and password which is required to book the smartphone on namotel.com. As of now none of these websites is working! Also this phone will be delivered via cash on delivery mode and you will have to pay Rs.199 more as delivery charges! So in total buyer will have to pay Rs.497.
Everyone can understand the logic behind the naming of both the company and the phone as the company’s name reflect our PM’s short name NaMo and the phone’s name is the slogan that Mr. PM used while campaigning for the elections.
The promoter of this Namotel company is Mr. Madhava Reddy, who also own the bemybanker.com! His linkedin profile shows he has worked for various banks in loan department, so no smartphone or telecom experience.
Namotel Achhe Din smartphone video
Namotel Achhe Din Android phone key specs:
- 1.3 Ghz Quad Core Processor, 1GB RAM
- Dual SIM 3G/2G network support
- Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth
- 4GB In-built storage
- 2MP rear camera with LED flash, 0.3MP front camera
- 1325 mAh battery
- Black & White color options
- 1 year warranty, 575 Namotel service centres
Namotel Achhe Din Price : Rs.99. It is available for booking from May 17th till May 25th, 2016. The company’s website to book Namotel Achhe Din is down at the moment. So currently there is no option to buy the phone online.
Following is the content shown in cache pages of the namotel.com:
‘Joy and freedom represents the logo! The same joy will flourish in billion Indians in the form of smart Connect with (3 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.’
‘Pictures shown on website is for illustration purposes only’.
They also have listed other smartphones namely : Namotel Aazadi, Namotel F-Power, Namotel UTH Shine, and Namotel VVIP. Also the above video shows Namotel has 575 service centres all over India and the registered company name is Chequecut technologies pvt. ltd.
“Established in 2016 under the flagship of “make in india” namotel become highly popular brand under Checkcut technologies pvt ltd. Namotel is India’s most talked and fastest growing mobile brand. Headquartered in Bangalore, India, the company will open offices in Mumbai, Hyderabad, delhi and chennai. We aim to create new business model with sustained profitability and high sales growth since the very first year of operations. Namotel will be on the path of an ambitious journey to becoming India’s first consumer brand, empowering people with quality innovative products.
We are smart phones specilists who intent to rediscover new way of innovation in electonics segment. Namotel will have complete in-house R&D and product-testing set-up in India.”