Google has partnered with Jumia to bring high-quality smartphones to Africa
Jumia, Kenya’s number one online retail store has launched the Infinix Hot 2 under Google’s Android One initiative. The smartphone launches amidst a wave of excitement stemming from the fact that it runs on Android One OS.
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 and costs Ksh. 8,999
Parinaz Firozi, MD Jumia Kenya, said, “We are excited to serve as a launch pad in premiering Android One smartphone into Kenya in partnership with Google. It’s always a pleasure to offer the best to our customers and are sure the smartphone exceeds the expectations.”
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.”