Android One, Google’s effort to bring super affordable and low-entry smartphones to some regions are already available in Egypt, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Africa, India, Thailand, Myanmar, Pakistan, and the Philippines. This time, more cities in the Middle East are getting a new Android One in the form of the Infinix Hot 2.
This Infinix Hot 2 was actually the first Android One phone to be introduced in Africa. If you’re in the Middle East, you can finally get one Android One straight from Souq.com. This new Android phone features a 5-inch screen with 1280 x 720 resolution, 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 8MP main camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 16GB built-in storage, 1GB RAM, and a 2200mAh battery.
Infinix Hot 2 is powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. Unfortunately, this one isn’t 4G-capable as it supports only 2G and 3G connectivity. Price tag reads 299AED which is about $80.
This one is a sub $100 smartphone so it’s really affordable despite the absence of 4G/LTE support. Well, this phone is ideal for those who are looking for their very first smartphone in the Middle East.
Google is proud to have worked with Infinix Mobility and Souq.com to bring another Android One phone in the Middle East. VP for Product Management Caesar Sengupta said, “Google is pleased to collaborate with Infinix Mobility on Android One — a program designed to help bring high-quality, low-cost Android devices to everyone. We’re looking forward to working with Infinix Mobility to put a great smartphone into the hands of people in the Middle East.”
Souq.com CEO & Co-Founder Ronaldo Mouchawar shared the same sentiment and said, “Infinix Mobility’s high-performance, great value Android Hot 2 could be a significant turning point in the smartphone ecosystem. We are excited to be exclusive partners and supporting Infinix Mobility in this launch.”
Infinix Hot 2 specifications:
• OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
• Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor
• Display:5-inch screen, 1280 x 720 resolution
• Size: 145 x 71.86 x 88mm
• Battery: 2200mAh
• 1GB RAM
• 16GB internal storage
• 8MP rear camera
• 2MP front-facing camera
• Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, 2G/3G
VIA: Android Police