TechInAfrica – Orange, in partnership with itel and KaiOS Technologies to launch a 4G version of the Sanza Phone called Sanza XL. It will be launched in December 2019 for around USD28 in several markets in Africa and the Middle East, including Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Jordan, Mali, and Senegal. Meanwhile, it will also be launched in other Orange Group countries in 2020.
The Sanza XL offered a bigger screen (2.8’’) compared to the Sanza Phone, a 2 Megapixel camera, 4GB of internal memory, high-speed 4G access, and excellent battery life up to 7 days on normal use.
The device allows access to more than 200 useful apps, including WhatsApp for instant messaging, Boomplay for listening to music, YouTube for watching favorite videos, Facebook for a social network, and the Google Assistant to control device functions via the user’s voice.
Furthermore, Orange applications will also be available on Sanza XL phones, such as My Orange, Orange Money, and Livescreen, allowing users to keep being up-to-date with their favorite topics. As price often becomes a big issue in purchasing a mobile phone in Africa, the Sanza XL is offered at an affordable price for around USD28.
Orange is available across 19 countries in Africa and the Middle East and already has around 125 million customers. The multi-service operator has been dedicated to supporting the development of new digital services both in Africa and the Middle East.