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Beeptool Oyi-1 Is Ready For Collection But The Price Is No Longer $1

Do you still remember the the world first affordable USD $1 smartphone – Beeptool OYI-1? Well, it seems it’s no longer the 1 USD smartphone as initially advertised, the company has finally revealed the original price tag. The management of the company, Beeptool has sent out important message (SMS) to those who pre-ordered the phone, stating that the previous price no longer count.

Back in October last year, the company sent email has been sent to those who ordered for the smartphone, informing them about the status of the production and shipment. Before then, the company claimed that the phone was finally ready for shipment. However, we were not given the reason for the long delay in shipment to buyer. Now, the company has come out to sent out messages to its subscribers revealing the increase in the price of the Beeptool OYI-1.

Below is the SMS sent to the subscribers;

Beeptool: Good afternoon,the Beeptool Oyi-1 you pre-ordered for in 2018 is now available for collection.Due to unforeseen circumstances, the new price per device is N15,500.You will need to add the difference between what you paid and the new price. Send details to sales@beeptool.com to arrange for yours.

Beeptool SMS on recent price

Oyi Beeptool aim was to bring an affordable smartphone to the rural and poor Nigerians and Africans so as to access digital services such as finance, tele-healthcare, Agriculture, communication and educational services etc.

Beeptool Oyi-1
Beeptool Oyi-1

Beeptool Oyi-1 Specifications

  • Androidâ„¢ 7.0 Nougat Operating system
  • Reinforced Frame & Screen, Unbeatable Value,
  • Screen: 5inch FWVGA 854*480
  • 4G LTE Dual SIM (Dual-SIM): Micro SIM + Nano SIM
  • Memory/Storage: 1GB RAM /Built-in: 8GB , Micro-SD (Support up to 128GB)  it been updated to 16GB
  • Processor: MT6580 1.3GHz Quad-Core
  • Frequency Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 |WCDMA 900/2100 |FDD-LTE B1//3/7/20
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Dual-SIM Bluetooth 4.1 3.5mm Headset Jack
  • Dimensions: 144.1 x 71.9 x 9.8 (mm)
  • Camera: Rear: 5MPx ; Front: 2MPx
  • A long battery life: (2000mAh plus one extra) USB
  • GPS: Support and Durable 4G Smartphone
  • Price: N25,000 (N15,500 for those who pre-ordered back in 2018)

Beeptool Oyi-1 specs

There were even speculations that the whole program is scam but nothing is yet to prove otherwise as they need to be more transparent with the whole business. So, it’s advisable to thread with caution, though I am not being pessimistic here.

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