StarTimes to launch low-cost smartphone and tablet in Nigeria

Pay-TV provider StarTimes has announced plans to launch two low-cost mobile devices for the Nigerian market, a 12,000 NGN ($74) smartphone and a tablet priced at 27,000 NGN ($166).

StarTimes said the P40 mobile phone and P80 tablet are intended to combine quality and affordability, and will complement the company’s efforts to make digital television accessible to all Nigerians, Nigeria Communications Week reports.

The P40 smartphone features a four-inch touchscreen, runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, and features a dual-core central processing unit (CPU), four gigabytes (GB ) and offers, among other features, two cameras.

The P80 is a hybrid device with a touchscreen measuring eight inches; also runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, has a quad-core processor, up to eight GB of internal memory, dual cameras and a range of other features.

High quality content at an affordable price

“As this year marked our fourth anniversary, more than ever, we are committed to ensuring that our customers experience the best of digital television with the delivery of high quality content at an affordable price,” said Anetor. Irete, PR Manager at StarTimes Nigeria.

“As such, we will not hesitate to ensure that we meet our customers’ demands by providing quality content and access to digital television as we launch StarSat to complement our Freeview pay TV services” , Irete said.

“Furthermore, as a digital migration platform, we remain committed to helping Nigerians meet the 2015 deadline by ensuring that they get the best of digital television at an affordable price.”

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