The first Android One phone in Africa, the Infinix Hot 2 will be launched in Kenya in September starting at a price of Ksh 8,899. Some reports suggest the device will start selling in Jumia Kenya as early as September 1.
Infinix Hot 2 in Kenya
The Hot 2 was launched on August 18 and went on sale in Nigeria same day exclusive to Jumia Nigeria. It is a refresh of the Infinix Hot.
Infinix Hot 2 comes with upgrades including an 8 megapixels camera and a 5-inch display with HD resolution.
Infinix Hot 2 also got a little bump in the battery department increasing from 2000 mAh to 2200 mAh capacity, however having tested the phone for a while now the improvement in battery is very noticeable.
However, the biggest upgrade is perhaps Google’s Android One seal of approval, which means timely Android updates and security patches, which is a plus considering the growing number of Android vulnerability discovered these days.
Infinix Hot 2 runs on Android 5.1 (Lollipop), but the promise of timely update by Android One means it will probably be one of the first smartphones to get the next version of the OS, the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).
Infinix Hot 2 is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB or 2GB or RAM. Our benchmark test on the variant with 2GB RAM gave it a higher score that the first generation Hot.
The phone supports two micro SIM cards with another slot provided for a microSD card in case you want to increase the built-in 16GB storage (about 10GB is free to the user).
Although, the Infinix Hot 2 is said to be available with 1GB or 2GB RAM only the 2GB variant have so far been sold in Nigeria. It is not clear whether that will be the same with Kenya.
Infinix Hot 2 will retail in Kenya for 8,899 Ksh and will be exclusive to Jumia Kenya. It will be available in black, white, red, blue, or gold. Checkout the site