MTN Group made known its plan In 2018 to launch smart feature phones in its South African and Nigerian markets by the first quarter of 2019.
The South African telecom group has kept to its word, having revealed one of the phones at its Nigerian HQ in Lagos.
The phone that was unveiled — MTN Smart T — spots a 2.4-inch screen and is bundled with KaiOS 2.5, a light operating system for smart feature phones.
Talking about its advantages over other low-end smartphones in the market, the Senior Manager, Data & Services at MTN Nigeria, Abiodun Ajayi affirmed that the device, which is the result of over a year of development and testing, is specifically designed for Africans.
The phone is branded with the MTN logo which, according to Ajayi, proves that the company’s power and might are behind the device.