Africa decided to keep up with the more “experienced” China, Korea and the USA and began production of its own
What kind of smartphones
The first models were Mara X and Mara Z, which are running the Android operating system.
They cost 175750 and 120250 Rwandan francs($ 190 and $ 130) respectively. For Africa, this is not cheap, but the manufacturer is confident that there will be wealthy buyers on smartphones and as a result, Mara X and Mara Z will compete with Samsung gadgets.
The first deliveries of smartphones are planned to be carried out in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Production is carried out by Mara Phones from Rwanda. Especially for this, a factory was built here, which cost $ 24 million. It is capable of producing up to 1200 units of smartphones per day.
“We were the first to start the full cycleproduction, including motherboards and smaller components. In total, assembling one smartphone requires more than a thousand parts, ”says Ashara Takkar, General Director of Mara Group.