Egypt’s new Nile X smartphone goes on sale today

Egypt is launching its first locally assembled smartphone, The Nile X, today. The Android-powered Nile X was produced through partnerships with Google and Qualcomm.

The Nile X, from the Egyptian Company for Silicon Products (SICO), was introduced during Cairo ICT last year. The six available models range in price from EGP 999-4,200.

Sico is the first mobile phone to be manufactured in Egypt, with 58 percent of its components produced locally.

It has some pretty exciting specifications, which include a 13 megapixel dual camera, fingerprint sensor, 4GB RAM, 64 GB storage, 5.7 HD display, Android 7.0 Nougat, fast-charging feature, and comes standard with lightning-quick 4G technology.