Despite rising mobile phone penetration and increased data consumption, device affordability remains a significant issue for most Nigerians. This is the reason adduced by MTN Nigeria to unveil its N8,000 smartphone, which the telecom company believes would address the issues of smartphone penetration in the country.

“We can assure you that the phones are available at all MTN outlets across the country. We also want to warn that it must not be sold above the recommended price of N8,000,” MTN’s Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Nigeria, Rahul De stated at the unveiling in Lagos.

According to Rahul De, the phone will help to advance digital services a reality and bridge device gaps for every Nigerian.

Tagged MTN Smart, the phone is a 3G KaiOS smart feature phone, which allows customers to upgrade from a typical feature phone with only voice and text capabilities to a fully connected device with a fast 3G internet connection, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, dual SIM 3G capabilities.

Other key features of the phone include App Store and come pre-loaded with popular Apps, including WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google Maps among others. It also has two cameras, a 2-day battery life with 2000mAh battery, is powered by the SC7731EF processor, has a 2.4-inch screen, 256MB RAM and 512MB of storage while it runs on KaiOS operating system.


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