Ntel, Nigeria’s first 4G/LTE-Advanced network has launched a bespoke 4G/LTE device – ntel NOVA.
The ntel NOVA phone is, according to a statement from the company, “an exciting ergonomically designed, low priced, dual-SIM device defined by characteristics of both a feature phone and a smart phone.”
The statement further said: “The entry of ntel NOVA into the device market signals a new dawn in the evolution of the Nigerian 4G/LTE segment which has been impacted by concerns around the availability and affordability of 4G/LTE-capable devices. Our investment in ntel NOVA further underscores our firm commitment to changing the game in the 4G/LTE broadband segment and to support the actualisation of the penetration targets outlined in the National Broadband Plan of 2013.”
The sleek device which comes in three distinct colours; rose gold, gold and grey, runs on the Android 6.0 operating system with a 8GB+1GB RAM capacity and has front five mega pixels and rear two mega pixel cameras, with Bluetooth and WiFi hotspot capabilities.
The ntel NOVA has space for a micro USB 2.0, earphone jack and two micro SIM card slots. It has 1800mAh battery capacity, with Standby time of 7 days and talk time of 9 hours.
In addition to a high-quality 3.8-inch capacitive touch screen, it also provides a traditional keyboard for quick dialling while boasting four dedicated Quick Launch keys for internet apps – Facebook, Internet Browser, Twitter, and WhatsApp.
The device is expected to retail at about N25, 000 and includes a free bundle of 25GB data, and 250 voice minutes to call any network, valid for one month.
ntel is undertaking a road show across its three major cities of operation to introduce the phone and create awareness for its latest 4G/LTE device which comes in to complement its fast selling MiFis and routers.