Intel announces low priced smartphone aimed for Kenya

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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16 Comments

1. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

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

4. caustictoast

Posts: 31; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

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

2. ngaleku

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

when will it be available for sell??

3. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

XOLO was a flop in India

8. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

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

9. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

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

14. predator93

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 28, 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.

11. Shubham412302

Posts: 545; Member since: Nov 09, 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

5. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 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!

6. IU_Lover

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Nice name, YOLO :)

7. nwright94 unregistered

The perfect phone for twitter Tweens. YOLO haha

10. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 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!!

12. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

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

13. legend1

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

goes to show quality over quantity

15. RohanM

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 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

16. Black_Dynamite

Posts: 6; Member since: May 29, 2012

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

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