Communications company Orange is partnering with itel – an entry-level mobile phone brand in Africa and KaiOS Technologies – maker of the KaiOS operating system for smart feature phone – to launch a new 4G version of the Sanza Phone, “Sanza XL”.
From December 2019, this mobile phone with voice recognition functionalities will be on offer for around 28 US dollars in seven countries in Africa and the Middle-East: Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Jordan, Mali, and Senegal. Other Orange Group countries will follow in 2020.
The Sanza XL has a bigger screen than the Sanza at 2.8’, an improved 2 Megapixel camera, 4 GB of internal memory for more storage and high-speed 4G access, while retaining battery life of up to 7 days depending on usage.
The device enables access to over 200 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: My Orange, Orange Money, and Livescreen to enable users to keep up-to-date on their favorite topics.