Jumia, Google and Infinix Mobility launch first Android One phone in Ghana

The device, which is the first smartphone on the Android One program in Africa, will enable all users enjoy the latest version of Android with guaranteed software upgrades after release


Infinix Mobility yesterday launched the new Infinix Hot 2 phone in collaboration with Google and Jumia Ghana.

The device, which is the first smartphone on the Android One program in Africa, will enable all users enjoy the latest version of Android with guaranteed software upgrades after release, premium hardware specs and a wide range of customized apps.

Speaking on the device, Mobility, stated that the new Infinix Hot 2 will redefine the smartphone industry in Ghana.

He said “At Infinix we believe that Ghanaian end-users deserve to experience the latest in trendy smartphones at competitive price.

"That is why we are pleased to collaborate with Google to deliver this unique smartphone; the Infinix Hot 2. We are confident that the phone will push the frontiers of smartphone technology to the next level.”

There are two versions of the Infinix Hot 2, 16GB ROM+1GB RAM and 16GB ROM+2GB RAM.

They both come with a 1.3GHz Quad-Core Processor and 16GB internal memory. The smartphone has a 2200mAh battery that allows users to enjoy the device for longer hours.

Powered by a Mediatek 1.3GHz Quad-Core Processor and a 2GB RAM, users can play 3D games on the Infinix Hot 2 in addition to an extraordinary experience while watching videos in high-definition (HD).

Speaking at the event Estelle Sowah, of Google Ghana, highlighted that the phone was in line to receive updates instantly and constantly as Google pushes them out. This she said was the main point of the Android One program. The Android one program also means that the phone has data and battery saing features that will be convenient for local users of the device.

The device runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 and there will be automatic update to the latest version of Android when it becomes available.

As with other phones running the latest Android Lollipop, users of the Infinix Hot 2 can automatically enable the new battery saver feature to extend battery life by 90 minutes. Users can also see the estimated time left before they need to recharge.

The Infinix Hot 2 also comes with a 5.0 inch display and high-definition (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution that provide users with enhanced gaming and video experiences, allows users to read and respond to messages directly from the lock screen and provides quick access to tools like the flashlight, Bluetooth, WI-Fi, and more- also standards available on the latest Android Lollipop.

The Hot 2 is made of Dragon Glass making it anti-scratch and resistant to native damage. It also has an 8.0 MP rear camera in addition to 5P Lens and 2MP front-facing camera.

In addition to improved high dynamic range and low-dark current, the device perfectly complements the 5P lens which increases light sensibility by 30% thus making it possible for users to take high quality photos anywhere and anytime.


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