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Intel announces low priced smartphone aimed for Kenya

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Intel announces low priced smartphone aimed for Kenya
The Yolo outscored the Samsung GALAXY Note on the AnTuTu benchmark test

The Yolo outscored the Samsung GALAXY Note on the AnTuTu benchmark test

Intel has launched a smartphone for the African market called the Yolo. It will be available from Safaricom bundled for $125 which includes 500MB of free data. Considering the price, the specs are about what you might expect. A 3.5 inch screen (now where did we last see that?) with a 320 x 480 resolution. Under the hood is a single-core 1.2GHz Atom processor and the handset offers HSPA+ connectivity. 512MB of RAM is on board and 4GB of native storage can be expanded by using the 32GB capacity  microSD slot. The 5MP camera on back can snap 7 pictures in one second and captures video at 1080p. A 1500mAh battery powers the phone and Android 4.0.4 is installed out of the box. The phone's dimensions are 10.5 x 61 x 12.6mm and the phone weighs in at 132g

Intel is trying to make a name for itself in the mobile industry which is why it is important to know who put together the phone. If Intel put the phone together itself, it could have some major ramifications. Intel says that the device offers fast web browsing, strong multimedia capabilities and great Android app experience. The Yolo actually outperformed the original Samsung GALAXY Note on the AnTuTu benchmark site. This could just be the beginning of Intel's major push into mobile and it could be an interesting ride.

source: Intel, TeechWeez via AndroidAuthority

The Intel Yolo, front and back
The Intel Yolo, front and back

The Intel Yolo, front and back


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posted on 24 Jan 2013, 23:21

1. ocilfa (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


WOW! Look at the performance of that darker green bar!

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 23:33

4. caustictoast (Posts: 26; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


That's the 3d graphics bar. In other words it's good at those.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 23:28

2. ngaleku (Posts: 4; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


when will it be available for sell??

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 23:31

3. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


XOLO was a flop in India

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 23:56

8. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Because it was made by lava ,why the hell did intel chose the worst manufacturer to debut such a good chip??

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 00:10

9. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


XOLO was only marketed by Lava. it was manufactured by gigabyte

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 23:09

14. predator93 (Posts: 121; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Lava xolo x500 has been announced in India, it is more or less the same as yolo. There are very less genuine phone manufacturers in India most of them get it manufactured by a Chinese company and sell them under their name. I would have bought xolo x 900 if it had expandable memory and removable battery.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 00:54

11. Shubham412302 (Posts: 298; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


intel provides updates to xolo x900...
even root exploit in ics was removed through ota update...
i didnt bought xolo because it was unable to root

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 23:36

5. MC1123 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


very very interesting move by intel..but i thought that the yolo phone was a phone by another company? they should change that since most companies now has the "sue flu"!

anyways cant wait for what more intel going to bring to the mobile market! i wish an i7 phone! WP8/9,BB10 or android(even though i dont like this) i'll try it!

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 23:38

6. IU_Lover (Posts: 35; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Nice name, YOLO :)

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 23:54

7. nwright94 (unregistered)


The perfect phone for twitter Tweens. YOLO haha

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 00:18

10. MC1123 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


why is intel taking backs.. they release the first intel- base phone under the lenovo name but only made available in china... they only make few releases even though their phone chips are comparable to what ARM-base can bring... come on intel you can do better than that! you got loads of money!!

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 01:19

12. saiki4116 (Posts: 343; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


The phone shown is intel's refernce design and the same phone is getting rebranded as XOLO and will be launched in India

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 01:46

13. legend1 (Posts: 102; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


goes to show quality over quantity

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 05:55

15. RohanM (Posts: 129; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


Intel u r the king in desktops, cm'on bring the magic to smartphones also...
aaahhhh bring i7 in smatphones... it will destroy all chips by just an announcement .... LOL

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 11:27

16. Black_Dynamite (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 May 2012)


Awesome! A low cost, quality smartphone for Obama's county of birth.[sarcasm]

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