Infinix HOT 2 is Google's latest Android One smartphone (made for Africa)
posted by Florin T. / Aug 18, 2015, 10:27 AM
Google today announced a brand new Android One smartphone, which, for the first time ever, is made for Africa. Called Infinix HOT 2, the handset is - like every other Android One device - affordable. The new smartphone is already available in Nigeria, where customers can buy it for around $88 via various retailers, as well as online via Jumia (the largest online retailer in Nigeria). In the near future, the handset will also be released in Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Kenya.
Currently running stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, the Infinix HOT 2 will be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow at some point. The smartphone (pictured above) comes in five different colors: black, white, blue, red, and gold. The gold model has 2 GB of RAM, while the other four only have 1 GB. Other features include a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, a quad-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek processor, dual SIM support, 8 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, and 16 GB of expandable internal memory.
The Android One initiative is now almost 1 year old, and it's slowly expanding throughout the world (as the launch of the Infinix HOT 2 is proving).
source: The Official Android Blog
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Whoa!! Android one with sure update to marshmallows, I'm surely buying this phone
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 11:19 AM 1
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Oh thats so cool. Your lucky that with marshmallow you will that added option hidden in developer settings. coooooool.
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 3:22 PM 0
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2GB of Ram on only gold color is an odd decision.
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 12:01 PM 3
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I'm surely getting this. Infinite is a respectable brand in Nigeria and their current flagship - Infinix Zero 2 offers specs for their asking price. With sure official updates and plethora of custom ROMs for Android One, it'll fly off their shelves. Shame on Tecno.
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 12:54 PM 0
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and the worst thing is tecno are yet to release a new version of their only great smartphone(phantom z) despite the fact that its more than a year old instead they are concentrating on unnecessary devices like the canon c8 and boom 7
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 1:12 PM 1
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I think you should know that all infinix phones are produced in France by Techno and Jumia is their primary marketer. All other retailers including Konga and mainstream phone stores get the products from Jumia. I'm pretty glad that Google is now officially supporting Infinix phones.
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 8:07 PM 0
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Produced in France? You may want to get your facts right. Infinix is designed in France, it's a France-based company and that's it. All of their phones are manufactured in China. And talk of Tecno being the manufacturer, give me links to that info. How is it then that Infinix phones are better designed and made than Tecno's?
posted on Aug 19, 2015, 7:02 AM 0
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It's so funny that the phone sold out in second, how did this happen I can't really say but I'm waiting to see when it will available again,
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 1:53 PM 0
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"made for Africa" can someone explain?
posted on Aug 18, 2015, 4:04 PM 0
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Hi Florin, Let me introduce myself. My name is Camille, I am West Africa PR Manger for Infinix mobility. I had seen your article about the launch of Infinix HOT 2 - Android one. I will be glad to provide you devices for a hands one review. Let me share your thoughts and how to proceed. Kind regards. Camille. email: email@example.com
posted on Aug 21, 2015, 6:31 PM 0
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