A feature phone is a class of mobile phone that retains the form of earlier generations of mobile phones, typically with press-button based inputs and small, non-touch displays.
Not surprisingly, “Of the 40 to 50 million mobile phones shipped in Africa per quarter, more than half are feature phones,” per Statista.
In fact, in the first quarter of 2022, smartphone shipments amounted to 19.7 million units, while almost 22 million feature phones were shipped.
Since a huge chunk of the African population uses these devices, fostering financial inclusion for this set of users in a decentralized way necessitates building products that are consumable on feature phones.
These efforts led by different initiatives and the collective support of plebs and the Africa Bitcoin ecosystem, deserve thanks.
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