Yesterday, mobile service and communications provider Safaricom Limited and Intel launched the Yolo, Africa’s first smartphone with Intel Inside retailing at just Kshs. 10,999 with free 500 MB data in a move aimed at attracting cost-conscious first time smartphone buyers.
Speaking during the launch Peter Arina, general manager, Safaricom’ s Consumer Business Unit said Yolo redefines what cost-conscious Kenyans expect from a smartphone.
He said Yolo is good on price and performance, therefore a real breakthrough and that it is ” great news that Kenya will be the launch country in Africa for smartphones with Intel Inside”
The 3.5-inch Yolo is based on Lexington platform which is powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor Z2420 with Intel Hyper-Threading Tech with 1.2 GHz speed, 5-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture, advanced imaging capabilities, and has burst mode to allow users capture seven pictures in a second.
The 1500 mAh battery life Yolo has an FM radio, 4GB internal memory with an expandable microSD card slot to 32GB and supports HSPA+ of 21 Mbps on Intel’s XMM 6265 modem.
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