Middle East's first Android One smartphone launches @ Dh299

Infinix Mobility has announced the launch of the new Infinix Hot 2 phone. (Supplied)

Infinix Mobility has announced the launch of the new Infinix Hot 2 phone in collaboration with Google to bring high-performance, low-cost Android experience to the Middle East. The device, which is the first smartphone on the Android One program in Middle East, will enable all users enjoy the latest version of Android with guaranteed software upgrades after release, premium hardware specs and a wide range of customised apps.

“We believe that Middle East end-users deserve to experience the latest smartphones at competitive price. That is why we are pleased to collaborate with Google to deliver this unique smartphone; the Infinix Hot 2. We are confident that the phone will push the frontiers of smartphone technology to the next level,” said Benjamin Jiang, MD, Infinix Mobility.

“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,” said Caesar Sengupta, Vice President, Product Management at Google.

“Souq.com is championing the factory-to-consumer model through its unique partnerships by opening the market up and providing product diversity for our customers as well as making high-spec, world-leading technology more accessible,” said Ronaldo Mouchawar, CEO & Co-Founder of Souq.com.

“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,” he added.

Infinix Hot 2 is made of glossy materials and is powered by a Mediatek 1.3GHz Quad-Core Processor and a 1GB RAM. It has a 2200mAh battery and runs on latest version of Android Lollipop which will be automatically updated when another version becomes available.

The smartphone comes with a 5-inch display and high-definition (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution, an 8MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera.


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