Egypt became one of the world’s phone manufacturers after unveiling their indigenous smartphone called Nile X.
The 4G enabled smartphone comes with impressive 5MP + 13MP back dual camera and 8MP at the front, faster fingerprint sensor, 2800mAh battery capacity, eight core processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage, good 5.7 HD display, runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and supports fast charging feature.
The phone was launched/unveiled on Sunday at the Cairo ICT fair. In a lavish ceremony President Abdel Fattah El Sisi was handed the locally made smartphone called Nile X, which is mainly designed for Egyptian consumers.
SICO technology manufactured the smartphone and was branded Nilex. It’s a company affiliated with Egypt’s Ministry of Communication.
Nile X Smartphone is made from 45% local components and is manufactured in a Seiko Technological factory in Assiut. It will be available by the end of December 2017.
Egypt had 98.2 million mobile phone users and 26.6 million registered mobile internet users as at January. However, the phone is said to cost less than the imported phones of the same capacity at $112.4.
There is no word yet whether the Nile X smartphone will be available to the rest of Africa or Nigeria.