Proving the promising potential of Omani talent in the field of information technology, Omani youths have designed a smartphone that will be commercially available before the end of 2021.
IT company Mersal has informed that the smartphone is the result of more than two years of dedication and painstaking work. Technical specifications of the device are now available on social media.
“The design and manufacture of the first Omani phone in Oman Makers Centre is a historic moment,” said Eng Rashid Abdullah al Nasri, CEO of Mersal. The centre is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and the Ministry of Finance, and serves as an open workshop for the manufacture of devices and the use of apps devised by students and other Omani individuals.
“The phone has international specifications. Mersal is the first smartphone assembled in Oman by 100 per cent Omani staff. Mersal is proud of our young Omanis,” Nasri said.
He informed that the smartphone is equipped with an Android 11 operating system, 128GB memory, 10” HD screen and weighs 215gm. “The phone is 4G compatible, but we are currently working on a 5G model. We have Omani youth trained to provide after-sales services.”
Mersal also launched a tablet recently, Nasri informed.