SMART 3G PHONE “SANZA” PRİCE ONLY $ 20
As of April 2019, Orange customers in Mali, Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire will have access to a new category of smart phones running KaiOS Technologies, the operating system of KaiOS Technologies. BARCELONA, Spain, February 25, 2019 / – On the occasion of the Mobile World Congress, (…)
On the occasion of Mobile World Congress, Orange partners with KaiOS Technologies and UNISOC to market a $ 20 voice-recognition mobile phone in 16 countries in Africa and the Middle East: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic , Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Jordan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Sierra Leone and Tunisia.
A smart 3G feature phone at an attractive price
As of April 2019, Orange customers in Mali, Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire will have access to a new category of smart phones running KaiOS Technologies, the operating system of KaiOS Technologies. Other countries will follow in the course of 2019.
Sanza will be marketed with an offer (voice / SMS / data) at around $ 20 (different rates depending on the country), which will allow many customers to optimize their budget.
Sanza is the simplicity of a feature phone equipped with the UNISOC SC7731EF platform with a battery life longer than 5 days, 3G +, a torch, wifi and bluetooth, combined with advanced features close to a smartphone.
Thanks to Google Assistant, Sanza overcomes the barriers to access to the mobile internet, related to languages and literacy. Customers can access applications and multiple information simply by voice: in French and English, no matter the accent.
More languages are coming in 2019. The phone menu is already available in Arabic, Swahili, Portuguese, English and French.
This new mobile will also allow access to applications such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google Search and Google Maps; Not to mention Orange Money, the money transfer and financial services offer and Orange & Moi, the application that allows you to track your mobile consumption.
For Alioune Ndiaye, Chief Executive Officer of Orange Middle East and Africa: “Sanza is a concrete proof of Orange’s ability to be a major player in digital inclusion in Africa and the Middle East.
With its voice mode internet access and attractive price of around $ 20, I believe that this 3G mobile and soon 4G, is a powerful lever to develop Internet access for all in Africa. ”
According to Gerard Lokossou, General Manager Orange Democratic Republic of Congo: “The smartphone penetration rate in the DRC is still quite low, 30% against an average of 50% on the continent.
The development of mobile payment via Orange Money, the launch of 4G + in 2018 and our policy of generalization of 3G throughout the country are all factors to boost the penetration of smartphones in the DRC.
The upcoming commercialization of the Sanza at an affordable price illustrates this strategy of democratization of Internet access in the country.
Sebastien Codeville, CEO of KaiOS Technologies: “Our mission is to help bridge the digital divide by bringing mobile connectivity to the billions of people who do not yet have access to the Internet in emerging countries, but also in developed countries. who are looking for an alternative to smartphones.
Sanza by Orange marks a milestone in the accomplishment of this mission, we aspire to a great success in Africa thanks to its attractive price, unique features and features but also thanks to the strong presence of Orange in the region. ”
Orange is present in 20 countries in Africa and the Middle East and has 120 million customers. With 5 billion euros in sales in 2017, this zone is a strategic priority for the Group.
Orange Money, its money transfer and mobile financial service offering available in 17 countries, has 40 million customers. Orange, a multi-service operator, a leading.