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MTN reveals two new smartphones for Nigeria

August 25, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West Africa

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The smartphones sells for as low as N8,000, which is a strategic plan to give Nigerians the opportunity to own a high quality Android phone at the most affordable price.

MTN Nigeria has revealed two new Android powered smartphones. The devices launched include the the Sm@rt mini620 and SM@rt 720i. The devices are set to sell in the country for NGN 8,000 ($50).

According to MTN, The Sm@rt Mini 620 smartphone has a 3.5-inch screen and runs on Android 4.2 with pre-loaded applications including BBM, Whatsapp, Music+, Facebook and Jumia. It comes with a free MTN SIM card. It has a processor speed of 1GHz, 4GB in-built memory, scalable up to to 32GB with an external card, and a dual SIM slot. The MTN Sm@rt 720i offers a 4.0-inch display and 1.3GHz processor.

In an interview with thisdaylive.com, General Manager, Consumer Marketing, MTN, Kola Oyeyemi explained that: “The smartphones sells for as low as N8,000, which is a strategic plan to give Nigerians the opportunity to own a high quality Android phone at the most affordable price.”

“We are committed to the total satisfaction of our customers and Nigerians in general, as we continuously bring the bold new digital world closer to them. This we shall continue to do by breaking the barrier of entry to smartphones that deliver internet access and true value to Nigerians,” Oyeyemi said.

According to Oyeyemi, the devices are set to be a game changer and a long awaited revolution in the Nigerian market.

Darryl Linington

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