Infinix HOT 2 is Google's latest Android One smartphone (made for Africa)


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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23 Comments

1. Defaramade

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Whoa!! Android one with sure update to marshmallows, I'm surely buying this phone

9. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Oh thats so cool. Your lucky that with marshmallow you will that added option hidden in developer settings. coooooool.

15. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

What is the company that is manufacturing these phones? Is it Google or another hardware manufacturer?

16. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

I believe it's infinix.

18. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Dang... They make very good looking budget devices. Good for all of us.

2. Tizo101

Posts: 524; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Wish they could bring it to my country but I just know that our carriers here don't want dual sim phones because it gives them competition.

3. Tizo101

Posts: 524; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Wish they could bring it to my country but I just know that our carriers here don't want dual sim phones because it gives them competition.

4. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

2GB of Ram on only gold color is an odd decision.

6. Cyberchum

Posts: 1033; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

+1 to that. I don't like the Gold color but I'll now have to get it for the extra gigabyte of RAM. The strange thing is why they should restrict it to the Gold version.

12. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

it is not restricted to the gold color by the way , i just went into jumia and found that other colors are available with 2 gbs of ram as well

5. Cyberchum

Posts: 1033; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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.

7. davthom123

Posts: 120; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

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

10. Cyberchum

Posts: 1033; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Tecno is s**te. First to come to the market but already behind Infinix and Innjoo.

17. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011

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.

22. Cyberchum

Posts: 1033; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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?

8. l.abegunde

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

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,

11. Cyberchum

Posts: 1033; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Lol, bought by brick and mortar retailers who will sell it for a little extra.

13. Donbenie

Posts: 259; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

The OG Infinix Hot was a runaway best seller,I forsee same with this,even better value for the money..

14. Paella

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

"made for Africa" can someone explain?

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

made for africa market.. just like HTC J butterfly HTV31 made for japan market

19. olatgf

Posts: 37; Member since: May 02, 2015

Yeah, Android One is a program for developing countries.

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

spec look different from 2nd gen android one from india (lava).. is it follow 1st gen android one, or alternate spec of 2nd gen?

23. MCinfinix

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 21, 2015

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: marotta.camille@infinixmobility.com

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