MOBILE | Meet Made-in-Nigeria smartphones

MOBILE | Meet Made-in-Nigeria smartphones

MOBILE | Meet Made-in-Nigeria smartphones

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Made-in-Nigeria smartphones are dialling more numbers even with keen competition for the wallet of the nation’s growing mobile family.

There is no doubt that smartphone brands by foreign tech companies dominate the Nigerian market, but Made-in-Nigeria brands are now entering to provide consumers refreshing options, features and pocket-friendly alternatives.

There is no doubt that smartphone brands by foreign tech companies dominate the Nigerian market, but Made-in-Nigeria brands are now entering to provide consumers refreshing options, features and pocket-friendly alternatives.

Technology Times photo shows Chinese phones and others phone brands seen on display at Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos
Technology Times photo shows phone brands seen on display at Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos

Some Nigerians may not know that there are quite a number of smartphones manufactured by Nigerian makers. Others who have seen them may not know they are made in Nigeria, though many of them have been in existence long before now.

Below are some Made-in-Nigeria smartphones and their features:

SOLO ASPIRE 3

Aspire 3 smartphone was manufactured by a Nigerian tech company, Solo, which was formed in 2012 by a group of telecoms professionals led by Tayo Ogundipe, a Nigerian-born ex-senior global executive with HTC and Sony Ericsson.

Front and back view of Solo Aspire 3

Features of Solo Aspire 3 include the following:

Colour
The Aspire 3 comes in two colours of soft gold and warm silver.

Dimension/size
The Aspire 3 is ultra slim, designed to stand out with a dimension of 144.3 x 73.1 x 9.8mm.

Chipset
Quad Core processor with 1.2GHz speed giving users a fast response.

Battery
The device features 2000mAh battery.

Network
The Aspire 3 supports GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: 850/2100

Memory
The device comes with 8GB ROM (Read Only Memory) and 1GB RAM (Random Access Memory) and can be expanded up to 32GB with an SD Card.

Display

The Solo Aspire 3 is designed with 5-inches QHD for better user experience.

Camera

The Smartphone has 8MP rear camera with 5MP Front camera. The camera is embedded with Advance Imaging Support Technology.

Operating System (OS)/User Interface (UI)

Solo’s Aspire 3 runs Android 5.1 OS. The device also incorporates 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth technology, WIFI GPS/AGPS G-sensor, L-Sensor, P-Sensor and RFID.


ANKARA K2

Ankara K2 smartphone was launched by a Nigerian device maker, Imose Mobile around early 2015. The smartphone comes in two colour variants of black and white and supports dual mini SIM.

Image of Imose- Ankara

TheAnkara K2 smartphone incorporates social networks including Whatsapp, BBM, Instagram, WeChat, Twitter and Facebook. It also incorporates English, French and Arabic language options.

Other features of the Ankara K2 smartphone include:

Operating System (OS)

The smartphone runs Android 4.4.2 kitkat OS

Display

3.5-inch capacitive touch screen with QHD Gravity Sensor

Connectivity

Ankara K2 features FM Radio, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, DLNA, Hotspot, Micro USB version 2.0

Camera

Ankara K2 comes with 5MP rear camera with flashlight plus 1.3MP front camera

Processor

The device features Dual Core Spreadtrum 7715 Processor

Memory

iMose’s Ankara K2 packs 256MB RAM and 2GB ROM that can be expanded with an SD Card slot up to 16GB


PLIRISBLAZEX – 64

Plirisblazex-64 smartphone was manufactured and released into the tech market in 2015 by Pliris Mobile Limited, a Nigerian tech company.

Features:

Processor

64 Bit 1.4 GHz CPU enhanced frequency with touch-screen technology

Operating System (OS) 

The smartphone runs Android Lolipop 5.1 optimized with PlirisMobile Tweaks.

PlirixMobile smartphone

Memory

The smartphone comes with 16onboard storage, 2GB RAM, and 6GB install space. It can also be expanded up to 64GB with an SD card.

Connectivity

Plirisblazex-64 Supports 4G LTE, 3G(WCDMA) and 2G(GSM) networks as well as GPS and Bluetooth.

Battery

The device packs 3200mAh Lithium-Ion battery.

Display

Plirisblazex-64 is designed with 5-inches multi-touch display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolutions.

Camera

Plirisblazex-64 features 5MP front camera and 13 Megapixels rear camera. It captures 8 frames per second, as stated by its maker.

Video

The smartphone also features 1080P High Definition (HD) video recording with 720P (1280 x 720) quasi-definition camera.

Elizabeth Edozie Technology Journalist @Technology Times 08077671659 elizabeth.edozie@technologytimes.ng

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