Grameenphone launches Cobranded affordable smartphones with Symphony and itel

Aug 16 2017

Aiming to bring affordable smartphones in the hands of the Bangladeshi people, Grameenphone has partnered with Symphony and itel today to launch the Grameenphone Cobranded Symphony G20 and Itel it1409 in the Bangladesh market.

The launch of the two devices in a ceremony at the Grameenphone Corporate House follows the huge success and popularity of the leading digital service provider’s previously launched co-branded smartphones.

Yasir Azman, Deputy CEO and Chief Marketing Officer, Grameenphone launched the two smartphones in the presence of Sarder Showkat Ali - Head of Device, Grameenphone; Md Maksudur Rahman - Senior Director-Business Operation of Symphony Mobile, Edison Group; and Mr. Rezwanul Hoque - CEO of Transsion Bangladesh. High officials and project group of Grameenphone, Edison group and Transsion Bangladesh were also present in the ceremony.

During the launching ceremony, Yasir Azman, Deputy CEO and Chief Marketing Officer of Grameenphone said, ‘Grameenphone aims to become the most preferred digital partner of our customers’ lives. Therefore, to enable more people to stay interconnected and in touch with the rest of the world digitally, we, along with Symphony & itel, are bringing two new high quality yet affordable smartphones which will connect more people digitally. We believe that both Symphony G20 and itel it1409 smartphones would help people to stay digitally interconnected and to avail the benefits of Grameenphone Digital Services.’

Speaking on the occasion Sarder Showkat Ali said, “The true digital smartphone, itel it1409 contains a significant uniqueness in the form of Facebook and WhatsApp notification light.” He highlighted the sophisticated features of the affordable yet high quality smartphone, which is run by 1.2GHz quad-core processor and Android 6.0 OS. It packs a 4.0” WVGA display, 2 MP rear and a 0.3 MP front camera, 8GB ROM, 512MB RAM and 1500 mAh battery. The smartphone will be available in two different colors (Metallic Gold, Dark Grey) and is priced at only BDT 3,100.

The Symphony G20 boasts a 4.0” WVGA Screen, 1.3 GHz Dual Core processor, 4GB ROM with a 512 MB RAM. It has a 2MP rear and a 0.3 MP front camera, 1400 mAh battery and its run by Android 6.0 OS. The smartphone is available in market with two different colors (Black, Dark Blue) and the price is only BDT 2,900.

Customers will get 1 GB internet and 1 GB Facebook internet free with 7 days validity and an attractive bundle ”Buy 50 minute @ BDT 29 with 7 days validity and get 1 GB internet Free with validity of 7 days, maximum 12 times in 6 months” with both the purchases. Both smartphones come with 1-year warranty from respective manufacturers.

Md Maksudur Rahman, Senior Director – Business Operation from Symphony Mobile of Edison Group said, “As one of the leading smartphone brands in Bangladesh, we are proud to partner with Grameenphone under this Co-branding project which will benefit both Symphony and Grameenphone customers.”

In the launching ceremony Mr. Rezwanul Hoque, CEO of Transsion Bangladesh said that, “Bangladesh is an emerging market with increasing number of potential smartphone users. We are working to meet the consumers’ needs with quality products. Through this partnership with Grameenphone, we’ll be able to connect the more people to the digital world and create value beyond connectivity.”

The smartphones will be available at all GP sales points all over Bangladesh, and online GP Shop. For details customers can visit