Jumia starts selling Android One™phones in Nigeria to bring high-quality smartphones to as many people as possible

Google has partnered with Jumia to bring high-quality smartphones to Africa

18 AUGUST 2015, LAGOS, NIGERIA
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Jumia, Africa’s number one online retail store has just launched the Infinix Hot 2 under Google’s Android One initiative and has as such introduced another ultramodern smartphone to the African mobile market - Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco and Nigeria.

Lagos, 18/08/2015 - Jumia, Africa’s number one online retail store has just launched the Infinix Hot 2 under Google’s Android One initiative and has as such introduced another ultramodern smartphone to the African mobile market - Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco and Nigeria. The Infinix Hot 2 has been touted as #TheHottestOne by Jumia, Infinix and MTN for weeks now and with the latest revelation that it will run on Google’s Android One OS, it is easy to see where all the excitement and hype was emanating from.

Android One phones offer a high-quality experience, running the latest and fastest version of Android (Lollipop) — with up to 2x better performance and a battery extension feature giving users up to 90 minutes of extra use. Android One smartphones run on Android Lollipop, but unlike other phones, automatically get updated to the latest version of Android soon after it is released so that they get even better over time.

Android One devices are high quality smartphones that have been certified by Google -- specifically, tested to ensure they’re fast and responsive. In particular, Android One phones come with an impressive touch screen that can detect up to 100 touches every second. The new in Infinix Hot 2 comes with a 2 gig RAM, 16 gigabyte internal memory, 2MP front and 8MP rear camera and dual sim capabilities.

Fatoumata Ba, MD Jumia Nigeria who was visibly impressed about the revolutionary nature of Android One stated, ‘Google’s Android One is testament to Google’s customer centric efforts. Android One smartphones are poised to be customer favorite and I foresee a great demand for them. Jumia is thrilled to be in the forefront of this revolution’

Caesar Sengupta, VP, Product Management at Google said, “Google is pleased to collaborate with Jumia on Android One — a program designed to help bring high-quality, affordable Android devices to everyone. Together we will work to empower the next billion people.”


About Jumia

Jumia is Africa’s leading online shopping destination. Customers across the continent can shop amongst the widest assortment of high quality products at affordable prices – offering everything from fashion, consumer electronics, home appliances to beauty products. Jumia was the first African company to win an award at the World Retail Awards in 2013 in Paris as the “Best New Retail Launch” of the year.

About Africa Internet Group

Africa Internet Group, the leading internet platform in Africa, promotes sustainable online growth that benefits both businesses and consumers. Firmly rooted in Africa’s startup ecosystem, the group provides easy-to-use services and smart solutions across the African internet sector. AIG is invested in furthering regional entrepreneurship and innovation through a passion for Africa, its culture and its people. AIG is the parent group of ten successful and fast-growing companies in more than 30 African countries. Its network of companies includes Carmudi, Easy Taxi, Everjobs, hellofood, Jovago, Jumia, Kaymu, Lamudi, Vendito and Zando.

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About Jumia

Jumia aims at creating a connected digital Africa to improve people’s lives on the continent, thanks to the Internet. Therefore, Jumia’s mission is to connect African consumers and entrepreneurs to do better business together. Founded in 2012, with a presence in 23 African countries, the group has MTN, Rocket Internet, Millicom, Orange & Axa as investors. Jumia has been creating a sustainable ecosystem of digital services and infrastructures through online and mobile marketplaces and classifieds to expand your horizons.