Intel has announced the release of Yolo smartphone in collaboration with Safaricom in Kenya ahead of XOLO X500 smartphone release in India. This product is regarded as the first smartphone from Intel in Africa. Even though both of these smartphones runs on Lexington platform, certain customizations have been made according to the region.
However, Yolo stole the credit of being the first commercial device to be built on Lexington platform. Intel introduced this platform in the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Yolo comes up with a price of Kshs. 10,999 (Rs.6, 800 approx). The product particularly targets the customers who buy smartphones for the first time and those who are concerned about their budget. It will be available from tomorrow along with 500 MB data (for free). The processor used in this smartphone is Atom Z2420 with a CPU speed of 1.2GHz. Apart from that, this phone has 3.5 inch screen having HVGA display.
The General Manager of Consumer Business Unit in Safaricom stated that Yolo will redefine the smartphone expectations of a cost-conscious Kenyan. The real breakthrough of this product is that it can balance the price and performance in a unique way. Hence, it is expected that this product will receive warm reception from the customers in Kenya.
This Intel-based smartphone holds a rear camera having 5MP clarity. It supports HSPA+ connectivity and microSD card. In addition to that, it possesses a RAM of about 512MB and FM Radio. This mobile device runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) platform. The battery used in this device has a capacity of 1500 mAh.