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First Android One smartphone launched in Nigeria

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By Staff Writer @ IT News Africa

Google has revealed that it is set to bring its Android One initiative to Africa. According to Google the launch, which is set to be in Nigeria, will be a combined effort by Google, MTN and smartphone manufacturer Infinix.

The Infinix Hot 2 smartphone will form part of the campaign. According to Infinix, its latest device  is now available through MTN Nigeria stores for NGN 19,500. The dual-Sim Android 5.1 device comes with a 5-inch HD screen, 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera and 2,200 mAh battery.

Google first launched Android One last year to work with manufacturers to bring simpler, low-cost smartphones to emerging markets. In Africa it plans to launch the Infinix phone in the coming weeks also in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Egypt and Morocco.

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