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Energizer Phones with KAIOS Announced – IFA2019

Today at IFA 2019, Energizer announced their first phones with KAIOS on board, which brings essential smartphone elements, such as 4G and GPS, and the ability to download some applications, to feature phones.

KaiOS Technologies’ mission is simple: to promote access to communication and new technologies for all. Thanks to this new lightweight, optimised operating system, the Energizer® E241 (3G) and E241S (4G) offer access to the Internet, Wi-Fi, GPS and many other services, for only €29.99 (3G) / €34.99 (4G). The E241S is one of the first KaiOS 4G mobiles in the world and offers smooth, fast browsing.

Downloading apps to feature phones is now possible, and the KaiStore offers dozens of apps in many categories (games, social networks, lifestyle, etc.). The most commonly used ones, such as WhatsApp, YouTube, Facebook, Assistant and Maps are already pre-installed.

Specs

As with the entire Energizer® range, the E241 and E241S enjoy a long battery life thanks to the 1900 mAh battery. Optimised for low power consumption, it offers up to 28 hours of calls, 9 hours of video and 6 days of standby, which will satisfy users with limited access to a charging point.

“With 450 million units sold in 2017, the feature phone market is doing well. We are proud to be marketing the frst Energizer® 3G and 4G mobiles running KaiOS to continue our penetration into this market, especially in developing countries. By integrating KaiOS on our Energizer® mobiles, we are offering a range of smart feature phones that help make technological innovation accessible to as many people as possible” – Jean-Daniel Beurnier, CEO of Avenir Telecom.

The dual SIM option is also available to allow users to enjoy two separate lines, two different packages or better network coverage. The possibility for two people to share a phone further reinforces the promise of accessibility of these new mobiles. The Energy E241 and E241S each have a front and a rear camera with flash for taking bright, clear pictures. In selfie or landscape mode, the two lenses allow you to choose the best angle for your shot.

The Energy E241 and E241S are the first Energizer® mobile phones to benefit from the manufacturer’s 3-year warranty extension offer. Find all the details of the offer here.

Lenses and flash are integrated discreetly into the contemporary silhouette of the two new phones. Their sophisticated black or blue-effect carbon coating, elegant curves and slim design contribute to their trendy look. Their ergonomics and lightweight ensure a perfect grip while the 2.4-inch screen lets you view its contents comfortably.

With many businesses still finding use cases for feature phones due to the cost efficiency of deployment, the Energizer Energy E241 and E241S might well find a bigger market than many might expect.

About Craig Bradshaw

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