Staff Correspondent
Bangladesh has successfully placed its name on the global mobile handset manufacturers’ club with unveiling of flagship smart phones Primo X5 manufactured locally.
The local giant Walton is now manufacturing and marketing this international standard, high-configured flagship smart phones ‘Primo X5’, which is generally produced by the overseas brands.
Sarder Showkat Ali, Head of Device of Grameenphone said this on Wednesday at an event saying that this will be a historical day in Bangladesh.
He made the remarks at the unveiling ceremony of the first ‘Made in Bangladesh’ labelled flagship smart phone of Walton at its corporate headquarters in Dhaka on Wednesday.
Tying up a marketing collaboration with the country’s leading telecom service provider Grameenphone (GP), Walton opened the pre-booking option for its newly produced flagship smart phone ‘Primo X5.’ The interested buyers can make a pre-order in the outlets of both the companies.
Speakers at the programme termed Walton as a pride in Bangladesh. Now, Walton products are available in many countries of the world. Walton made an example of awesome success for Bangladesh, they added.
During the event, Grameenphone offered that their subscribers will enjoy free 6GB internet on the purchase of Primo X5. Along with GP, Walton also offered a gift vouchers worth Tk 3,000 and some other benefits.
GP’s Deputy CEO Yasir Azman said that he witnessed the presence of Walton in every corner of the country. “I am lucky to visit various sorts of factories abroad. But, I was impressed on Walton at Walton Hi-Tech Park while I visited there last month. It was beyond my imagination that there is a giant IoT devices and electronics appliances manufacturing unit like Walton in Bangladesh. Walton’s factory is more advanced and bigger than those overseas factories,” he said.
Walton Group’s directors SM Ashraful Alam, SM Mahbubul Alam and Tahmina Afrose Tanna, Walton Digi-Tech Industries Limited Managing Director SM Monjurul Alam and Head of Walton Cellular Phone S M Rejoan Alam unveiled the flagship smartphone.
Priced at only Tk 24,999, Primo X5 is opened for pre-order. Customers can pre-book the handset depositing only Tk 2,500 from all Walton Plaza, brand outlets, Grameenphone sales channel My GP and online shop Wowbox and will get gift vouchers worth Tk 3,000 by which they can purchase products from Walton outlets.
Grameenphone subscribers who will buy and insert their SIM cards on the handset will immediately get 6GB data free. They can also buy additional 4GB internet at Tk 99 only for maximum 30 times in the next three months.
Customers will enjoy instant replacement warranty for 30 days along with 1.5-year service warranty for the pre-bookers which they can avail from home.
The premium metal frame designed smartphone features a 5.99-inch full-view IPS display with the screen regulations of 2160X1080 pixels. It sports 64-bit 2GHz Octa-Core processor, Mali-G-71 GPU, 6 GB LPDDR4X RAM, 64 GB internal storage with expandable memory up to 256 GB. The Blue color handset features 13 and 5 mega pixel dual rear cameras along with another 16 MP front camera with LED flash on both sides. Operated by Android 8.1 Oreo, it sports 3450 mAh battery for whole day power back-up. The 8.4mm thin dual SIM 4G network supported smartphone has face unlock, fingerprint scanner, OTG, separate SD card slot features.