MTN launches affordable smartphone in Nigeria

30 April 2019

MTN Nigeria has launched its new Smart S 3G phone – an affordable new smart feature device that runs on the Kai Operating System (KaiOS) in Nigeria.

The MTN Smart feature phone is said to come with almost all of the features of the high-end smartphones and allows customers to upgrade from a typical feature phone with just voice and capabilities, to a fully connected device with a fast 3G connection, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, GPS and dual SIM 3G capabilities.

It also comes with two cameras, a 2-day battery life with 2,000mAh battery, the SC7731EF processor, 2.4-inch screen, 256MB RAM and 512MB of storage. The MTN Smart is available in all MTN stores across Nigeria for USD22.14 and comes with 500MB monthly data free for the first six months. MTN Nigeria, chief marketing officer (CMO), Rahul De described the development as the first African smart feature phone.

“We want to bring connectivity to everybody,” he said. “We believe that connectivity leads to growth in the nation’s economy. With connectivity, the growth of the economy becomes faster.” He added that affordability of smartphones remained a challenge, “hence the reason for a smartphone with so many features selling at USD22.14”.