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.