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Breaking News : Docoss X1 is an Android phone costing Rs 888, and possibly a new scam
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Docoss X1 is an Android phone that is priced at Rs 888. Of course, if you’ve never heard of Docoss X1, don’t be surprised; it appears to be a phenomena that has come up in a day, similar to how Ringing Bells and Freedom 251 had flooded the Indian internet.

Docoss X1 claims to be a 4-inch Android smartphone with 1GB RAM with 4GB storage (32GB expandable), a dual-core processor, Android 4.4 KitKat, a 2 megapixel camera and a 0.2 megapixel front camera. The battery is 1300 mAh.

The company had opened bookings on its website http://www.docoss.com , and said that registrations would close on April 29. It claims that deliveries will start on May 2. Given the Rs 888 price tag, and the interest it has generated, the website has crashed.

Based on a Facebook post, the company appears to be taking order via SMS, and has even asked users not to call on the concerned number. The Facebook page appears to be full messages and comments from users wanting to know how to book the smartphone.

Given that nobody has heard of the company before, and that Docoss claims to have been featured on The Verge, Mashable, etc if you go by the webcache page on Google, there are serious doubts about the authenticity of this smartphone and the company itself.

The company’s address is listed as “Third Floor, Happy Tower, Maharani Farm, Durgapura, Jaipur, Rajasthan.”

Docoss X1 is not the first smartphone in India to cause a frenzy thanks to a ‘low’ price, which makes even most budget phones seem exorbitant. In February this year, a similar frenzy ensued when another never-heard of company called Ringing Bells launched Freedom 251 at just Rs 251.

Ringing Bells claimed that it was keeping the cost low by manufacturing in India, and that it would deliver all smartphones by end of June. The website crashed soon after bookings opened thanks to the overwhelming orders.Plus it was revealed that the smartphone shown at the launch was a re-branded version of another device from a Chinese player called AdCom. AdCom later threatened to sue Ringing Bells.

Given the Rs 251 pricing, and the fact that the website kept crashing, angry customers also turned up at Ringing Bells’ Noida office only to find it empty.

While the fate of those who bought the Freedom 251 remains unclear, the Docoss X1 has also managed to gain some fame on the internet thanks to the Rs 888 price-tag. Given that we can’t really verify any details about this company, anyone buying this phone should do keep a caveat in mind: it might not really exist.

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Docoss X1: 5 reasons you shouldn’t fall for the Rs 888 3G Android smartphone

After the Freedom 251 , there’s a new contender vying for the tag of the cheapest smartphone in India. Jaipur-based Docoss Multimedia Private Limited has launched the Docoss X1 , and the talking point of the 3G-enabled smartphone is its Rs 888 price tag . With a sub-Rs 1,000 pricing, the company is trying to attract consumers from remote corners of the country who can’t really afford a smartphone. Noble though it may seem, we give you five reasons why you shouldn’t fall for the cheap trick.

The company : Docoss Multimedia Private Limited isn’t a household name, and in fact this is the first time any of us is hearing about it. A little digging around revealed that the company is based out of Jaipur, and it likes to call itself a ‘smartphone seller’. There’s currently no other product in its portfolio, and the X1 smartphone is being sold with the tagline — ‘Subsay Susta Bhee Subsay Acha Bhee’.

The website: For an unknown company, its website is what will make or break first impressions, and needless to say, Docoss spectacularly fails in this aspect. The website only has the homepage working and the rest of the links don’t work. If you scroll down and click on About us, the browser throws up Error 522, which means the host is offline.

Customer care : Trying to seem genuine, the Docoss website lists a bunch of customer care numbers. It is a good move to have a customer care center to answer various questions of curious buyers. But unfortunately, none of the numbers worked. We tried all the numbers at different times, but each of them were unavailable. We wonder if there is actually a customer care or if the company has just listed a bunch of random phone numbers.

The phone: It’s not just the company, but the phone itself that is quite suspicious. Despite boasting 3G support, the rest of the specs are ancient making the “smartphone” barely useful. It features a 4-inch display, dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB internal storage. It also comes with 2-megapixel rear camera, VGA selfie camera, 1,300mAh battery, dual-SIM card slots, and it runs on Android KitKat 4.4.

Too good to be true: After the entire Freedom 251 ‘scam’, this is yet another scenario that seems too good to be true. Besides the price tag and the phone, the whole thing isn’t much different from what Ringing Bells did. Promising to deliver an ultra-affordable smartphone will no doubt attract a lot of people. But the real test will be if it actually manages to deliver a smartphone to those who have ordered for one.

Even if Docoss is offering cash on delivery options for people booking the Docoss X1, we would strongly advise caution. Providing details like name, address and phone number to an unknown entity is not the wisest of things to do. It would be better to wait and watch if Docoss actually manages to deliver a smartphone to anyone post May 2.

http://www.bgr.in/news/docoss-x1-5-reaso...martphone/
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