Rwanda first to manufacture phone in Afica

Rwandans celebrate launch of first ‘Made in Africa’ smartphones

The Mara X and Mara Z will use Google’s Android operating system and cost 175,750 Rwandan francs ($190) and 120,250 Rwandan francs ($130) respectively.

They will compete with Samsung, whose cheapest smartphone costs 50,000 Rwandan francs ($54), and non-branded phones at 35,000 Rwandan francs ($37). Mara Group CEO Ashish Thakkar said it was targetting customers willing to pay more for quality.

We are actually the first who are doing manufacturing. We are making the motherboards, we are making the sub-boards during the entire process.

 

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