Infinix HOT 2, Google’s Android One smartphone for Africa



Google went to Lagos recently to introduce Infinix HOT 2, the next smartphone part of the Android One project. The handset was specially built for the African market, and it will be available in the following countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Egypt, and Morocco.

Infinix HOT 2 is the fruit labor between Google and hardware partner Infinix, one of the hottest, fastest growing smartphone brands in Africa. As of this week Infinix HOT 2 is available in Nigeria at select retail outlets. Nigerian folk will also be able to purchase it online via Jumia for a retail price of N17,500 (about $90). The first African Android One powered smartphone will become available in the countries mentioned above over the coming few weeks.


Infinix HOT 2 comes with a 5″ 720p display, a MediaTek 1GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM (black, white, red,blue color), 2GB of RAM (gold color model), feature 16GB of internal storage, a 2,200 mAh battery and dual SIM slots, plus Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to improve battery life and performance of the handset.

“The Android One HOT 2 will also receive an update to the next version of Android (according to Infinix’s schedule), and thus stays fast and responsive over time,” said Caesar Sengupta, VP, Product Management in a blog post.