Sri Lanka E-tel launches smartphone with Sinhala operating system

Aug 03, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s E-tel has launched a smartphone in the country with an operating system in Sinhala on the Android platform, a statement said.

E-tel phones are manufactured in China and designed in Hong Kong and distributed in Sri Lanka by Brantel.

The E-tel ‘Curiosity N2’ offers display icons, system commands and messaging in Sinhala via the Android 4.4 ‘Kit Kat’ operating system, importer Brantel said in a statement.

Positioned as an entry level smartphone it has a 1.2 gigahertz Quad Core processor, 4GB memory supported by up to 32GB of external memory and 512 MB RAM deliver consistent performance.

The dual-SIM phone has a 4.5-inch screen, a 2MP rear camera with flash and a VGA front camera for video calls and selfies.
“E-tel’s success in the market is its ability to provide smartphone technology customised for identified user segments in the local market at extremely competitive prices,” Priyantha Wickramanayake, national sales Manager of Brantel said.

“As one of the three highest selling brands in the smartphone and the feature phone segments in Sri Lanka, we have an intimate knowledge of market requirements, and the Curiosity N2 satisfies an existing need.”

The phone is priced at 9,990 rupees and designed in Hong Kong and manufactured in China.

The E-tel smartphone range sold in Sri Lanka now comprises of the Curiosity i2, i4, i406, i5c, i6 and i7c series, the Curiosity N3 released in early March 2014, the Curiosity O9 released in late July 2014, the Curiosity N4 ‘Double Wonder’ released in March this year, and the Curiosity L2 – the top of the line, full HD, Octa Core processor powered, best-in-class mobile phone launched in June 2015.

E-tel phones are available in nearly 2000 dealer outlets in Sri Lanka and via a Brantel owned after sales service network of six service centres in Colombo, Anuradhapura, Kandy, Matara, Negombo and Jaffna.