Google Teams Up With Infinix To Launch Hot 2, Africa’s first Android One smartphone

Earlier before now, there are been news regarding the upcoming Infinix HOTTest One android device. Here on TechsNG, we stated that the infinix HOTTest One will be unveiled this month being August.

Yesterday, we shared the full specification of what we felt was the HOTTest one device even though we had not gotten an official specs report from Infinix mobility. Today the 18th of August 2015, the much anticipated Infinix Hot 2 otherwise known as the HOTTest One was launched at Land Mark event Center in Lekki, Lagos and TechsNG was present at the event. The event was no doubt, full packed.

Apparently, what we guessed of the Infinix HOTTest one phone was right. It’s basically an upgrade to the Initial Infinix Hot X507 android phone and the initial specification of the device we had posted, was absolutely correct. Google teamed up with Infinix to bring alive, the Android One project in Africa which is aimed at producing very affordable android phones.

Here Is The Official Press Release For The Infinix HOT 2

Infinix Hot 2 android One Phone Specs
Infinix Hot 2 becomes Africa’s first Android One smartphone

August 18, 2015 Lagos, Nigeria – 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 Nigerians. The device, which is the first smartphone on the Android One™ program in Africa, will enable all users enjoy the latest version of Android with guaranteed software upgrades after release, premium hardware specs and a wide range of customized apps.

Speaking on the device, Benjamin Jiang, MD, Infinix Mobility, stated that the new Infinix Hot 2 will redefine the smartphone industry in Nigeria.

He said: “At Infinix we believe that Nigerian end-users deserve to experience the latest in trendy 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.”

The Infinix Hot 2 is made of glossy materials that give users a luxury experience. Its cutting edge style was precisely designed to fit in the palm of a user; its style, display and architecture gives it a unique design.

There are two versions of the Infinix Hot 2, 16GB ROM+1GB RAM and 16GB ROM+2GB RAM. They both come with a 1.3GHz Quad-Core Processor and 16GB internal memory. The smartphone has a 2200mAh battery that allows users to enjoy the device for longer hours.

Powered by a Mediatek 1.3GHz Quad-Core Processor and a 2GB RAM, users can play 3D games on the Infinix Hot 2 in addition to an extraordinary experience while watching videos in high-definition (HD). The device runs on Android Lollipop and there will be automatic update to the latest version of Android when it becomes available.

Speaking in the same vein, Caesar Sengupta, Vice President, Product Management at Google expressed delight at Infinix Collaboration with Google. According to him, “Google is pleased to collaborate with Infinix Mobility on Android One — a program designed to help bring high-quality, low-cost Android devices to emerging markets. We’re looking forward to working with Infinix Mobility to empower the next billion people” .

As with other phones running the latest Android Lollipop, users of the Infinix Hot 2 can automatically enable the new battery saver feature to extend battery life by 90 minutes. Users can also see the estimated time left before they need to recharge. And when charging, they can also see the estimated time for the battery to become fully charged. The operating system offers users more control over data usage by offering a two-quick swipe control to turn data on or off; they can also easily check data usage.

The Infinix Hot 2 also comes with a 5.0-inch display and high-definition (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution that provide users with enhanced gaming and video experiences, allows users to read and respond to messages directly from the lock screen and provides quick access to tools like the flashlight, Bluetooth, WI-Fi, and more- also standards available on the latest Android Lollipop.
Infinix Hot 2 is made of Dragon Glass making it anti-scratch and resistant to native damage.


Infinix Hot 2 has an 8.0 MP rear camera in addition to 5P Lens and 2MP front-facing camera. The metal camera decorative design makes the camera a bright spot on the back. It comes with true flash+ BSI. And even in dark light, users can still capture the best shots. The camera not only allows you to take photos of things and people you love but also of you through the front camera. Infinix Hot 2 also comes with a beauty face option that captures a portrait and automatically adjusts the photo to create a more visually pleasing photo, making the face smoother and brighter.

In addition to improved high dynamic range and low-dark current, the device perfectly complements the 5P lens which increases light sensibility by 30% thus making it possible for users to take high-quality photos anywhere and anytime.

Exclusively available on No.1 African e-commerce retailer for ₦ 19,500 (2GB RAM Version).

MTN, Nigeria’s largest telecommunications company, is also offering users of the Infinix Hot 2 1GB high-speed data at N500 for 12 months by sending A1 or AONE to 131 to activate the data offer.

Infinix Hot 2 X510 Full Device Specifications

Network: 2G/3G
OS: Lollipop 5.1
Dimensions: 145 x 71.86 mm x 88 mm
Display: 5” HD screen
Resolution: 720 x 1280
Processor quad-core: 1. 3 GHz
Battery: 2200mAh
Camera: 8MP rear + 2MP front
Double-Side PU + stylish Leather Cover2

*Terms and conditions apply

  1. Users will be able to receive updates for the latest Android operating system for up to two years
  2. These are premium accessories

For any further inquiries, please contact:
Marotta Camille
[email protected]

About Infinix Mobility

Set up in 2013 in Hong Kong, Infinix has only taken a few years to become established as a leading player within the smartphone and tablet market. With R&D centers sprawling between France and Shanghai, manufacturing centers in China, as well as local subsidiaries in 60 countries worldwide, Infinix is a company that believes in simplicity and sees the user experience as the ultimate goal of technology – these it has incorporated into every detail of product design, including its unique user interface.

Google, Android, and Android One are trademarks of Google, Inc.

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