Orange, itel unveil budget phone, Sanza XL, in Africa and Middle East

Orange has partnered with mobile phone brand itel and KaiOS Technologies, the developer of the smart feature phone KaiOS, to launch a new 4G version of the Sanza Phone, “Sanza XL”. From December 2019, the mobile phone with voice recognition functionalities will be on offer for around US $28 in seven countries in Africa and the Middle-East – that is Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Jordan, Mali and Senegal. Other Orange subsidiaries will get the device in their markets in 2020. The deal was announced AfricaCom 2019 in South Africa.

The Sanza XL has a bigger screen than the Sanza at 2.8’, an improved 2 Megapixel camera, 4 GB of internal memory for more storage and high-speed 4G access, while retaining an excellent battery life of up to 7 days depending on usage.

(TOP: The itel Sanza XL, the KaiOS-powered smart budget phone).

The device enables access to over two hundred essential applications, including WhatsApp to send voice messages in any language, Boomplay, YouTube, Facebook and Google Assistant to control certain device functions with your voice.

Orange applications will also be available on the phone including MyOrange, Orange Money and Livescreen to enable users to keep up-to-date on their favourite topics.

In Africa, price is often an obstacle to purchasing a mobile phone and, by extension, accessing the internet. This is why the Sanza XL will be on sale for around $28 and will be progressively launched in 7 countries, followed by the other Group countries in 2020. By extending the Sanza range with the Sanza XL, is reasserting its commitment to supporting its customers and offering internet access for all.

Orange is present in 19 countries in Africa and the Middle East and has around 125 million customers as of 30 September 2019.

itel is an entry level and reliable mobile phone brand whose mission is to provide budget-friendly mobile communications technology to everyone. itel has a wide range of product portfolio, offering smartphones, smart feature phones and feature phones. After years of development, itel has expanded its presence in more than 50 emerging markets globally.

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