Orange, Itel launch Sanza XL to generalise mobile Internet access in Africa

Image003Orange has announced at AfricaCom that it is partnering with Itel, the mobile brand in Africa, and KaiOS Technologies to launch a new 4G version of the Sanza Phone called ‘Sanza XL’

From December 2019, this mobile phone with voice recognition functionalities will be on offer for around US$28 in seven countries in Africa and the Middle-East: Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Jordan, Mali and Senegal with more planned for 2020.

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

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

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

Orange is present in 19 countries in Africa and the Middle East and has around 125mn customers.

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