News by Luke Jones on Tuesday August 18, 2015.
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Google is certainly spreading the wings of Android One, with a new handset that will bring the platform to Africa for the first time. After going quiet for nearly a year, the project is now back in full swing and following the solidly spec'd Lava Pixel V1 last month comes the Infinix HOT 2. Yeah, silly name for sure, but the device lives up to the Android One ethos and delivers a nice looking package for the price too.The Pixel V1 showed that Android One smartphones could appeal beyond the entry level, but the Infinix HOT 2 is back to the modest idea of bringing the Android platform to the masses at the low end. That's OK by us, because at just $88 it is hard to deride the HOT 2, simply because it is not pretending to be anything it isn't. In terms of looks, the device is solid if unspectacular, elegant enough and functional and we are fans of the angular rear plate along the edges. Under the hood there is a quad-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM (the gold variant packs 2GB of RAM), dual SIM support, an 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front facing lens, and a 5-inch 720p screen. There is also 16GB of native storage and even micor SD expansion. Of course, this handset runs Android 5.1.1 and is completely guaranteed to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow later in the year. The Infinix HOT 2 is available in black, white, blue, red, and gold and is purchasable through several retailers in Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Kenya.
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