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Launch : MTN ₦8000 Smart Feature Phone Specification

MTN Nigeria has launched its first affordable smartphone (MTN ₦8000 Smart Feature phone) , it is powered by Kai Operating System (KaiOS).

The phone was announced at the lunch  on March 6th 2019. This is the first time that MTN is making a device under the Smart Feature phone genre.

MTN ₦8000 Smart Feature phone

MTN ₦8000 Smart Feature phone in full pack

MTN ₦8000 Smart Feature phone

MTN ₦8000 Smart Feature phone

The phone’s model name is “Smart M561M3”. Smart M561M3 is not a Smartphone per say but it comes with lots of smart features. You can say it is a feature phone with smartphone properties(apps) similar to Nokia’s Banana phone.

The Launch of MTN ₦8000 Smart Feature phone

Speaking at the launch of the smartphone in Lagos, Rahul De, chief marketing officer (CMO) of MTN Nigeria, described development as a way of making smartphones affordable in the country and to also reach more people with internet services.

“Affordability of smart phones is a major challenge in this part of the world, hence, the reason for a smart phone with so many features selling at N8,000,” he said.

“We want to bring connectivity to everybody. We believe that connectivity leads to growth in the nation’s economy. With connectivity, growth of the economy becomes faster.”

Mr. Ruhul De explained further that the smartphone has undergone rigorous testing to ensure that the phone meets customers demand in terms of quality.

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Smart M561M3’s Smart Features

3G Network: Yes
Wifi connectivity: Yes
Google Map: Yes
Camera: 1.3MP Rear Camera and Front Camera
Google Assistant: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
MTN ₦8000 Smart Feature phone

The MTN Smart Feature Phone runs on KaiOS and has at the minimum the following apps: WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google Maps, MyMTNApp, FM Radio, Google Assistant .e.tc.

It offers Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity and includes other smart services. The phone has two basic cameras, dual-Sim support and a long battery life thanks to a 2000mAh battery. It is powered by the SC7731EF processor, has 2.4-inch screen, 256MB RAM and 512MB of storage. It also have Google Assistant.

The Smart M561M3 is available in two colors , black and gold.

Where can I buy the MTN Smart Feature Phone?

MTN Smart Feature Phone is currently available at MTN stores nationwide and sells for ₦8,000. Simply click HERE to view the list of MTN stores.

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MTN ₦8000 Smart Feature Phone Specifications

2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
Wifi connectivity Yes
Operating System KaiOS 2.5
Screen Size 2.4″
Rear Camera 1.3MP
Front Camera 1.3MP
FM Radio Yes
Torch/Flashlight Yes
Bluetooth Yes
WhatsApp Yes
Facebook Yes
Twitter Yes
YouTube Yes
Google Map Yes
MyMTN App Yes
Google Assistant Yes

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