A South African startup, Onyx Connect will next month begin the mass production of a smartphone that will become Africa’s first $30 smartphone.
The device will sport all the necessary features of a smartphone including a 4-inch screen, 1GB RAM, and 8GB ROM. Onyx promises consumers that the device will come with nearly zero bloatware and will run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
Onyx says it has also tackled the universal issue of battery life by embedding an app in the phone that allows users to charge the phone a lot faster and give them extra battery life.
“The reason you’re getting a 30 percent faster charging time is because we’re turning off all the applications running in the back while charging, “We’re not putting in an extra charge.” the Company’s Sales director Van der Merwe explains.
The Johannesburg based startup revealed that its target market is the users of low end devices. The upcoming device will support 3G connectivity, giving consumers a great value for less.