The $4 smartphone is real and this is what it’s like to use it.

Four. That’s how many US dollars the Freedom 251 costs.

It’s a shockingly low number, especially if you’re used to doling out $600 for a flagship phone. And despite raising many eyebrows when it was unveiled by Indian company Ringing Bells back in February — with some doubting that the phone would materialize at that price — not only is the Freedom 251 real, it’s also surprisingly decent.

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Android grabs 97% of India’s smartphone market share in Q2 2016, iOS slips to 2%

Android is controlling the smartphone market in India, according to a latest report from Strategy Analytics. The research firm revealed Android maintained first position with a record 97 percent smartphone OS marketshare in India.

Total smartphone shipments in India grew a healthy 19 percent annually from 25.8 million units in Q2 2015 to 30.7 million in Q2 2016. iOS share on the other hand fell 35 percent annually as Apple shipped 8 lakh smartphones in India in Q2 2016. Apple’s market share decreased from 4% in Q2 2015 to 2%. India is currently the third largest smartphone market after USA and China.

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