Google has made a partnership with France’s largest telecommunication company, Orange, to launch an affordable $30, 4G mobile phone in Africa called Sanza Touch.
Sanza Touch appears to be lunched this October as maybe one of the cheapest in the market. The current drive will be focused on Africa and the Middle East because it wants to bring these regions up to the level of Internet penetration experienced across the world said Google.
The Sanza Touch is a 4G Android phone and it features a 4-inch’ screen, 8GB memory, and a 1750mAh battery, offering over 4 hours battery life while streaming videos. When launched, they will serve as an affordable alternative for high-end smartphones with 4G Internet spectrum.
When launched, each phone will come with airtime for calls, SMS, and data bundle. It can also be paid for in installments as it comes with an application that supports this — Payjoy.
From October 2020, the Sanza Touch smartphone will be available with a bundled mobile data plan (voice, SMS, data) at around US$30 (₦11,505). It will be sold in most of Orange’s markets in the Middle East and Africa, starting with Guinea Bissau, Côte d’Ivoire, and Madagascar.