Nigeria: Tecno Mobile to launch $30 smartphone in 2015

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Tecno Mobile unveils new R7 Smartphone (image credit:
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Tecno Mobile at the unveiling of the R7 Smartphone (image credit:

Tecno mobile is set to launch a low-cost mobile device during the course of 2015. According to the mobile device manufacturer, the device is expected to retail for $30 USD.

While no date has been given for the launch of the device, Arif Choudhary, VP of Tecno Group, stated that: “Tecno Mobile has tried to bring budget smartphones and data phones to Africa. Every month in Nigeria, it can shift 1.3 million to 1.5 million devices.”

IT News Africa recently published the 10 benefits of the $50 USD smartphone. This goes to show that mobile device manufacturers are definitely taking up the challenge to provide affordable devices to the African mobile sector.

Darryl Linington