"Buddy has already been rolled out which can be downloaded on smartphones. We are coming out with another version of Buddy, which has been named 'Batua' and will be for feature phone users," SBI Managing Director Rajnish Kumar told reporters here.

"It's unique feature is that it will be available for feature phone users. We are hopeful that in the next 3 weeks, we should be able to roll out 'Batua'," Kumar said.

'Batua' will have characteristics of 'Buddy' but will be targeted at customers who use feature phones. "Not everybody has a smartphone and that's why we thought of this version," he said.

'Batua' can be used to make utility payments, transfer funds and buy air tickets, among others things, and it will be available in 13 languages, Kumar added.