Going forward, you’ll be able to buy a TESLA smartphone from Safaricom offline shops and online through Masoko.com. The TESLA brand – not to be confused with TESLA Motors – is owned by Comtrade Group, an IT organisation in Southern East Europe as inspired by the vision of Nikola Tesla.
The first time I interacted with a TESLA Smartphone, it happened to the the TESLA 9.1 which I quite liked as you’d know if you’ve read my review.
For many people who’ve wanted one of their devices, the challenge has been knowing which shop they can walk in, and buy. This deal with Safaricom changes that.
Safaricom shops are in many cities and towns across the country. Masoko.com on the other hand delivers to you wherever. Which means, many who still don’t know the brand will be hearing of it in the coming weeks. And that means competition for smartphone companies in the country.
With this announcement, TESLA has introduced the TESLA 6.3 and the TESLA 3.3 Lite which happen to be affordable devices. The 6.3 costs Ksh. 13,999 while the 3.3 Lite is Ksh. 7,499. If you get either of the two, you’ll get a free cover and 100MB included.
The TESLA 6.3 has a 5 inch screen, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, and a 2400mAh battery, while the TESLA 3.3 Lite features a 5 inch screen, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, and a 2200mAh battery. Both come with Android 7 Nougat which is quite dated. There’s no talk of either being upgradable to Oreo, or Pie.
TESLA has also hinted at a model coming soon to be co-developed with Safaricom. Perhaps a TESLA Neon? I don’t know. What are your thoughts on TESLA Smartphones?