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.
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
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.
MTN ₦8000 Smart Feature Phone Specifications
|Operating System||KaiOS 2.5|