MTN Steppa Android smartphone for R499

MTN has launched its MTN Steppa smartphone, which it describes as the most affordable, easy to use and high performance touchscreen Android smartphone in SA

January 29, 2014
MTN Steppa

MTN South Africa has launched its own MTN Steppa Android smartphone, which the company said is the “most affordable, easy to use and high performance touchscreen Android smartphone in the country.”

The MTN Steppa smartphone features a 3.5 inch touch screen display, FM radio and a 2MP camera with video recording.

The MTN Steppa is based on a Qualcomm Reference Design, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

The MTN Steppa is available in selected retail stores for R499 on MTN’s pre-paid price plans. It also comes with a standard free Social Networking Bundle for the first three months.

“It is the most affordable smartphone in South Africa, breaking the affordability barrier of smartphones to deliver internet access and a high performance mobile phone handset to South Africans at an affordable price,” said Farhad Khan from MTN SA.

MTN Steppa

MTN Steppa

MTN Steppa Specs

Connectivity

  • HSDPA 7.2Mbps 900/2100 Mhz
  • EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 (b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth technology v 3.0
  • USB 2.0

GPS

  • A-GPS

Processor

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1GHz single-core CPU

Dimension

  • 121.4 x 63.2 x 11.8 mm (125g)

Display

  • 3.5” 320×480 HVGA 16M TFT

Memory

  • 1GB Rom + 512MB RAM + microSD (up to 32GB)

Battery (Standard) Li-on

  • 1,300mAh
  • Talk time: up to 627min(2G),
  • up to 387min(3G)
  • Standby time: up to 642Hr(2G),
  • up to 421Hr(3G)

OS

  • Android 2.3.5 (Ginger Bread)

Download applications

  • Google Play Store
  • AppsFire

MTN Exclusive Apps

  • MTN ZA
  • AVG Anti Virus [Find Phone]
  • AppsFire App store

Integrated E-mail

  • Gmail
  • MS Exchange ActiveSync

Camera

  • 2.0 MP AF Camera with
  • Video recorder

MTN Wiz UI for Android

  • 3 Screens
  • Home screen
  • Hybrid Widget
  • Application Draw

Video

  • QVGA@20fps / WVGA@30fps
  • Codec : MPEG4, H.263, H.264
  • Format: 3gp(mp4)

Music

  • 3.5mm Ear Jack & Speaker
  • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+

Android Browser

  • Opera Mini web browser

LBS

  • Google Maps,
  • Navigation(Beta)

Sensor

  • Accelerometer Sensor, Proximity Sensor

Additional Features

  • FM Radio (RDS)
  • MTN Zone
  • 2GO IM Chat
  • Google Products
  • Social Products Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp pre-installed
  • SoundHound and Word Search pre-installed
  • Tutorial videos

More on the MTN Steppa

MTN Steppa – “most affordable high performance smartphone ever”

Tags: Android, Farhad Khan, Headline, MTN, MTN Steppa, Qualcomm

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