African business group and technology major, Mara Corporation has unveiled its new project the Mara Phones, a high-spec smartphone, made completely in Africa.
Rolled out on February 14 of 2019, the Mara Phones (Mara Z and Mara X) are first of its kind in the history of Africa. This is because these Android mobile phones are totally manufactured in Africa, in plants located across the continent.
The Mara Phones are a highly affordable and high-quality product meant primarily to serve the African populace and may also be exported to foreign countries. This target has been set in 2019 with the help of the African Development Bank (AFDB).
The Mara X was launched as part of Google’s Android One program, garnering the best software experience and also the latest innovations from Google. It also runs on the latest Operating System, Android 8.0 Oreo, which will get 2 years of OS upgrade and be optimized for the Google Assistant.
Mara Corporation is helmed by the founder. According to him, “The iPhone serves the US market, Xiaomi and Huawei, the Chinese market and now, Mara Phone has arrived in Africa. Mara Phones will prove that Africa has the ability and potential to manufacture affordable and high-quality smartphones in the continent, by Africans, for Africans and the rest of the world.”
This is a unique occasion as while global mobile phone makers are on the rise, touching nearly a billion in the next few years, none of them is being made in Africa. This renders the continent as a robust consumer of smartphones and not a manufacturer. All this has changed with the launch of the Mara Phones.
The first manufacturing plants are to be located in Rwanda and South Africa. The South African project is worth $104 million investment in a duration of 5 years. Mara Phones are set to be the best android mobile to buy.
By 2020, the value of the mobile industry in Africa is set to top $14 billion. As per a 2017 report by GSMA, the African continent, particularly Sub- Saharan Africa (SSA) is one of the fastest growing markets for mobile phones in the world, with an estimated one billion mobile subscribers by 2020. These figures reveal a huge opportunity in mobile technology on the African continent. Mara Corporation it hopes to create millions of job opportunities across Africa. With the manufacturing of smartphones, it has the capacity to enable micro-insurance, micro-lending and financial inclusion in the continent.
About The Company: Mara Corporation is a leading business group in Africa, which has launched Mara Phones - a completely African made smartphone. Available in 2 models, Mara Z, and Mara X, these phones are serving both the African and global markets. It hopes to be a major player in the market for smartphones in Africa.
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