Infinix Hot 2 becomes Africa’s first Android One smartphone

Jumia Ghana has just launched the Infinix Hot 2 under Google’s Android One initiative and has as such introduced another ultramodern smartphone to the Ghanaian mobile market

10 SEPTEMBER 2015, ACCRA, GHANA
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Infinix Mobility launched its latest device, the Infinix HOT 2 to the Ghanaian market in collaboration with Jumia, Google and MTN on Wednesday, September 9th. The device, which is the first smartphone on the Android OneTM program in Africa, will enable all users enjoy the latest version of Android with guaranteed software upgrades up to two years after release, premium hardware specs and a wide range of customized apps.

Accra, Ghana, September 10th - Infinix Mobility launched its latest device, the Infinix HOT 2 to the Ghanaian market in collaboration with Jumia, Google and MTN on Wednesday, September 9th, this following the launch in Nigeria last week. The device, which is the first smartphone on the Android OneTM program in Africa, will enable all users enjoy the latest version of Android with guaranteed software upgrades up to two years after release, premium hardware specs and a wide range of customized apps.

The Infinix Hot 2 also known as #TheHottestOne by Jumia, Infinix and MTN for weeks now. Through Google Play, Android One phone users have access to over one million apps that allow them to message friends, make video calls, socialize, check news and weather, and play games. Google services such as Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, Google Search, and Google Translate will come pre-installed on the Infinix HOT 2.

Caesar Sengupta, Vice President, Product Management at Google expressed delight at Infinix Collaboration with Google. According to him, “Google is pleased to collaborate with Infinix Mobility on Android One — a program designed to help bring high-quality, low-cost Android devices to emerging markets. We‟re looking forward to working with Infinix Mobility to empower the next billion people”

The smartphone comes in two variations; the standard version, which will be available in black, white, blue and red, and the premium version which will be available in gold. The Infinix Hot 2 boasts of a 5 inch HD and double glass screen with curves in all the right places. 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). The Infinix HOT 2 promises the fastest and most responsive Android experience ever and with 16GB of internal memory expandable up to 32GB with SD card, you have all the space you would ever need for your cherished files. Additionally, the Infinix Hot 2 has dual sim capabilities and an 8 megapixel rear and 2 megapixel front camera. 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, and when charging, they can also see the estimated time for the battery to become fully charged. The operating system offers users more control over data usage by offering a two-quick swipe control to turn data on or off; they can also easily check data usage.

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

He said: He said: “At Infinix we believe that Ghanaian end-users deserve to experience the latest technology smartphones at a competitive price. Sharing common values with Google, Infinix HOT 2 allows end-users to use High-Tech products that are in line with the latest advanced technologies. We are confident that the phone will push the frontiers of smartphone technology to the next level.”

Infinix has partnered exclusively with Africa‟s largest online retailer, Jumia, to sell the Infinix HOT 2. Jumia Ghana Country Manager, Funlola Abe, said: “Infinix HOT 2 is set to break communication barriers in Ghana and beyond. Infinix HOT 2 is a premium smartphone and a „must have‟ for everyone." Jumia affords the everyday Ghanaian customer the opportunity to order the Infinix HOT 2 from the comfort of their home or office.”

The Infinix Hot 2 sells at GH¢ 347 on www.jumia.com

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