It is finally here, the first smartphone 100% made in Africa

It is finally here, the first smartphone 100% made in Africa

Produced in Rwanda by the "Maraphone" group, the first smartphones, Mara X and Mara Z will be manufactured and assembled on site. With a manufacturing capacity of about 1,200 devices a day, the Kigali-based plant comes to the market with the hope that it will one day be able to carve out the lion's share and conceal the hearts of its brothers on the continent. It employs 200 people, 60% of whom are young women between the ages of 19 and 22; a great opportunity to fight youth unemployment on the continent.

Some features of these first two models of smartphones are already known. The Mara X has a storage capacity of 16 GB, a 5.5 inch screen and a 13 MP camera. While the Mara Z has 32GB ROM and 3Go Ram, with a 5.7-inch HD Corning Gorilla Glass screen, and an Octa-Core Lightning Fast processor. It is also endowed with facial and digital recognition. Side photo, it has a front and back camera of 13 megapixels each. Available in gray, black, and gold, both devices have a 3500 mAh battery and will work with an Android One system. The first model will cost about 130 dollars (120,250 Rwandan francs) and the second 190 dollars, about 175,750 Rwandan francs.

BIKOE ONANA, Fridolin

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