Here’s the full specification of the “Made in Africa" smartphone, Mara Z

Mara Group in Rwanda on Monday, October 7, 2019, launched two smartphones describing them as the first “Made in Africa” models.

Here’s the full specification of the “Made in Africa smartphone, Mara Z

The two christened the Mara X and Mara Z will use Google’s Android operating system.

They are sold at $190 (175,750 Rwandan francs) and $130 (120,250 Rwandan francs) respectively.

Mara Group noted that the Mara Z smartphone is available to buyers from countries around the world on the Maraphone website.

Here’s the full specification of the latest Mara Z;

Wireless Network and Software

2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.

3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz

4G mobile network bands: LTE 1(2100), 3(1800), 5 (850), 7(2600), 8(900) 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300)

5G mobile network bands: No.

SIM Type: Dual SIM (nano sim)

Software / OS: Android 8 Oreo. Android One.

Design, Form Factor, Appearance

Dimensions: 154.2 x 72.7 x 7.96 mm

Weight: 152 g

Display: 5.7 inches, 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD with Corning® Gorilla® Glass and Oleophobic Coating.

Colours: Black. Gold. Grey.

Physical Build: Plastic.

Internal Hardware Specs

Processor Type: 64-bit, 1.4 GHz Octa-core, Cortex-A53

Processor Name: Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435

Graphics Processor: ‎


Internal Storage: 32 GB

External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

Photography, Video Recording

Rear Camera: 13 MP single camera, f2.0 Aperture, auto focus, Portrait Mode (Bokeh effect) , LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording, Dual Recording.

Front-facing Camera: 13 MP, f2.2 Aperture, fixed focus, 1080p@30fps video capture.

Audio, Video Playback

Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE

Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack

Loudspeaker: Mono speakers. Dolby Audio 5.1.

Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player

FM Radio: Yes.


Digital Compass: No.

Accelerometer: Yes.

Proximity Sensor: Yes.

Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.

Barometer: No.

Pedometer: No.

Heart Rate Monitor: No.

Gyroscope (G-Sensor): Yes.

Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; rear-mounted

Face Unlock: Yes.

Iris Scanner: No.

Voice Control: Yes.

Intelligent Digital Assistant:

Infra-red Senor: No.

Connectivity Options

Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP

WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot


USB: microUSB v2.0; USB-OTG

NFC: No.

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

Battery Type and Capacity: Non-removable Lithium-Polymer 3070 mAh

Battery Charging: Mara Turbo Charge (0 to 50% in 30 minutes).

Reverse Charging: No.


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