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The first African smartphone

Rwandan Mara Phones Company started production of the first in Africa's own development of the smartphone.

As reported by The New Times newspaper, began serial production of two models of new devices - Mara X and Mara Z. They use the Android operating system and will cost the buyer in the $ 190 and $ 130, respectively.

According to the developers, their new product will be able to compete with similar products Samsung.

"We were the first [in Africa] set to full production cycle, including motherboards and smaller components. Just when building a smartphone requires more than 1,000 parts, "- said the company's CEO Ashish Thakkar.

Construction of a smartphone factory in Rwanda at a cost of $ 24 million, it is able to produce up to 1,200 units per day.

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