Yolo Smartphone Launched in Africa


Yolo Smartphone Launched in Africa

Yolo Smartphone Launched in Africa

Kenya: Safaricom announced Yolo Smartphone for Africa that will be using the Intel Smartphone platform.  Yolo is the first Smartphone to be released in Africa powered by an Intel processor.

Yolo will be an Android device.   Yolo is target at the buyers who are price conscious and are buying a Smartphone for the first time.  The device though will be priced affordably, it will offer good performance.  The entry price of the Yolo smartphonne will be 10,999 Kshs.  It will also be offered with a 500 MB of data.

Yolo will be given the Intel’s Smartphone platform that designed for the developing markets.  The platform was launched at Consumer Electronics Show that was concluded recently.  Yolo will offer fast web browsing and will also have good multimedia features.

Peter Aina, General Manager of Safaricom Business unit said that the Kenyans the new device will offer everything that the Kenyans expect from an affordable Smartphone.  Kenya will be the first country in Africa to receive an Intel Smartphone and there is high expectation that it will be received well by the customers.

Aysegul Lideniz, Region Director for Middle East and Africa region said that they have happy to partner with Safaricom to launch the Smartphone for Africa.  He said Kenya consumes will enjoy the benefits offered by Intel technology.

Yolo Smartphone will have an Intel Atom Z2420 processor inside with 1.2 GHz speed.  It will sport a 3.5 inch touch screen.  It will support FM radio and HSPA+.  There will be a 5 megapixel Full HD camera and video capturing support with 1080 p is also possible with the camera.  It will have advance imaging capabilities with burst mode.  Users can take seven pictures in a second with the 5 megapixel quality.

Yolo is also provided with a memory slot for expansion of memory.  Global roaming will also be available with the Intel’s XMM 6265 model.  The consumers will be provided with added protection and data backup as Yolo can be enabled with McAfee mobile security software.

Yolo Specifications

  • Yolo will come with 3.5 inch touch screen display
  • The device will be powered by Intel Atom Processor Z2420.
  • Hype Threading Technology
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • Supports FM Radio
  • Micro SD slot for expanding the memory
  • McAfee mobile security software
  • HSPA + modem support with Intel 6265 modem that offers global roaming facility