Genius! 17-year-old boy builds his own phone after buying a new one proved too expensive

Genius! 17-year-old boy builds his own phone after buying a new one proved too expensive

- Mo Omer kept breaking his smartphone

- His mother couldn't afford to buy him a new one

- He has now built one himself

A 17-year-old boy has built his own phone after his mother couldn't afford buying him a new one.

Mo Omer, who is Canadian-Somalian, kept breaking his expensive smartphone.

After buying a new one proved too costly, the self-styled "tech nerd" built his own from scratch at a much cheaper cost.

Omer (right) built his own phone. Photo: BBC Africa

Omer (right) built his own phone. Photo: BBC Africa

In an interview with BBC Africa, Omer said he intends to sell the homemade smartphone for just $180 (Ghc772).

He said: "It's got everything you'd find in a normal phone; it just doesn't cost nearly as much."

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He added that phones "are not very complicated devices" and that he has had interest from parts of Africa.

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He said: "We've had offers from Nigeria and Algeria and a lot of other places. It's a rapidly growing market that we'd love to get into."

To listen to his interview, click here.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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