It’s been around a year since the hashtag #BuyNaijatoGrowtheNaira was first featured on Twitter. This time was more than enough to emphasize the significance of buying products made in Nigeria. While the Nigerians keep track of American and European trends and innovations, AfriOne produces the Smartphones that are also worth attention.
Naira is unstable and it has been through the period of the constant fall. Nigerians can continue blaming government and authorities, or we can rearrange the balance. The more people spend naira for buying imported goods, the less they invest in the development of Nigerian technological development.
What is the solution? Of course, we will not cut all ties with the outer world, but the least we can do is pay more attention to what is made in Nigeria.
Meet Nigerian Smartphones
AfriOne has launched the first line of smartphones, assembled in Nigeria. The details are imported, but the design and features have been developed by the local specialists. Several in-country models are already available on the market.
The management guarantees the wide range of technologically advanced and innovative products, including dual-SIM smartphones, educational tablets, and smartwatches. In long-time perspective, the details will be manufactured locally, too.
Currently, three made in Nigeria devices are available. Here are the basic things you should know about them.
AfriOne Gravity Z1
- Low budget device with the modest specifications, Gravity Z1 is affordable and able to handle all basic tasks.
- Minimalistic design and white color create the neat and creative look.
- 5.5” display with LCD IPS touchscreen.
- The operating system is Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
- 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, and microSD support (up to 32GB).
- 8MP rear and 5MP front cameras. The rear camera has autofocus and flash.
- 3000 mAh battery is enough even for heavy users.
- This smartphone reminds simpler version of Gravity Z1.
- Champion has the same screen size, but lower battery capacity and less RAM.
- It is powerful enough for an average user and runs for two days without charging in case of light use.
- The battery is removable.
- 8MP rear and 5MP front cameras guarantee the fair quality of photos.
- 16GB internal storage, 1GB RAM. The memory can be extended with microSD card (up to 32GB).
- The device is Dual SIM, but it does not support the 4G standard.
- In general, it is an average budget-friendly smartphone, good enough for everyday use and handling the basic tasks, but it is not going to offer anything extraordinary.
2-in-1 Transformer Tablet
- Though not a smartphone, it can be used as one thanks to multi-functional features.
- Eye-catching sleek black body and convertibility makes it perfect for office and coaching.
- 10.1” display with LCD IPS touchscreen and resolution 800x1200px.
- Convenient enough to carry and big enough for comfortable usage.
- 32GB internal storage and 2GB RAM. The tablet does not support external memory cards.
- 5MP rear and 2MP front cameras are standard for this type of devices.
- 6000 mAh battery capacity fulfills the requirements of heavy users.
AfriOne devices cannot compete with the flagmans offered by Apple or Samsung. Nevertheless, they are a fair alternative to basic models, offered by Chinese manufacturers. These devices have all basic features for business and personal use. The price is affordable, probably lower than average on the market. A customer gets the ultimate price-quality combination.
What is more important, every purchase of AfriOne device is an investment in the development of Nigerian technologies. Modern sleek design, mobile education and banking functions, innovative solutions targeted for local users – everything requires some time and financing. It took only three days for #BuyNaijaToGrowTheNaira hashtag to be featured on CNN and on BBC. You may be the one to help the hashtag become reality while using your brand new device.