Just as expected, Silicon Valley-headquartered software giant, Google (aka Alphabet), and France-based OEM, Infinx, jointly took the wraps off an Android One-powered smartphone called the ‘Infinix Hot 2’ today.
If the two words “Android One” sound strange to your ears, learn that the initiative was unveiled by Google in 2014 to introduce budget smartphones with pure Android experience and timely OS updates. The program is currently running in Asia. With the spanking new Hot 2 smartphone, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Egypt, and Morocco became the first African markets where Android One is available.
The comes with a 5-inch touchscreen display with 720 by 1280 pixels of resolution. For energy, the handset taps current from a 2,200mAh battery cell while a 1.3GHz unnamed quad-core MediaTek CPU (probably the all popular MT6582 chipset) and 1GB or 2GB of RAM (depending on the variant) does the processing job. The phone also comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage and microSD card slot.
For taking photos, the Hot 2 is adequately equipped by an 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front-facing cameras.
Pricing and availability
Google says the SRP (suggested retail price) of the Infinix Hot 2 is $88 or 17,000 naira, however, the handset is offered on sale as we speak at Jumia for 19,500 which roughly translates to $98.