MTN CEO promised to release a cheap android Go smartphone into the African market market that won’t dig a hole in your pocket earlier this year.
It appears the smartphone has been launched, built by Mobicel and code named Mobicel Rio, a budget android Go phone already available in some African market.
This is different from the earlier MTN Smart S620 and S720i launched in 2014. Mobicel Rio cost around $20.
The Mobicel Rio features a 4-inch LCD touch screen along with front and rear cameras.
The device has 8GB of internal storage and 512MB of RAM, and is powered by a quad-core 1.3GHz processor.
It comes with a 1,550mAh battery capacity and runs the Android Go operating system out of the box, which means its applications and software are optimized for its relatively low amount of storage and memory.
The device comes with a 3G connectivity and includes both a headphone jack and a MicroUSB port for audio and charging.
Highlight Specifications of MTN Mobicel Rio
Display: 4-inch touch screen
Operating System: Android 8 Go
CPU: Quad-core 1.3GHz
Camera: 2MP + VGA
It is available in all MTN store worldwide.