At the beginning of this year, MTN CEO promised to launch an ultra-affordable android Go smartphone into the African market market. According to reports, the phone seems to have been launched, built by Mobicel and code named Mobicel Rio, a budget android Go phone already available in some African market.
The new device is quite 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.
MTN Mobicel Rio Specs
|Display||4-inch touch screen|
|Operating System||Android 8 Go|
|Camera||2MP + VGA|
It is available in all MTN store worldwide.