Russian brand launches Islamic smartphone

Russian brand launches Islamic smartphone
(Image: BQ)

15 November 2016

Russian electronics brand BQ has launched Belief, the country’s first Islamic smartphone.

Belief calculates exact prayer times and alerts users to the beginning of prayer, and is equipped to inform users of the nearest mosque and restaurants with a halal menu. The Qur’an is loaded as standard, both as a text and audiobook.

The phone’s exterior is also decorated with Islamic artwork, with users able to choose a range of relevant images for screen savers.

Belief, which uses the Android 6.0 operating system, currently retails for just under 6000 rubles ($92).

Source: (in Russian)