First African Designed Smartphone “Elikia by VMK” hits market; costs $170

We had earlier announced the unveiling of Congo based VMK’s Africa designed Elikia smartphone. You can read the post here: VMK unveils Congo designed Android Elikia smartphone

VMK’s Elikia smartphone has officially launched. According to the company’s C.E.O., Verone Mankou, VMK wants to be for Africa what Apple is for the U.S. and Samsung is for Asia.

The market for his devices is undoubtedly huge but its success hinges entirely on the quality of the devices and how effectively VMK brings them to market.

The Elikia smartphone costs $170 while VMK’s Way C tablet costs $300.

As we previously revealed, the Elikia smartphone has a 3.5 inch (and 480 x 320) display as well as 512MB of RAM, a 650MHz processor, 5 megapixel rear/front VGA cameras and FM radio. It also has its own app store and prepaid gift cards for app lovers. Through its hotspot wi-fi functionality, users can connect up to 5 wi-fi devices.

Check out a Mashable video below on the launch.

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