“Tecno already has several models on the market, all of which support Amharic, Oromiffa, and Tigrigna languages. The new phone will, for the time being, support only Amharic, according to Henry Yu, Tecno’s general manager in Ethiopia,” wrote Addis Fortune.

The Amharic feature was developed in Ethiopia. “It was developed by a local company called Information Technology Transfer Services (ITTS). The software, Amharic Soft Keyboard and Messaging Application, works on all phones supporting Android”, said Ayalew Aseffa, CEO and founder of the company.

He added that it supports SMS, email and other information transferring systems.