Yolo Is The First Intel-Powered Smartphone to Land in Africa

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Over the course of time, there’ve been plenty of mobile phones with funky, bizarre or downright idiotic names, but we honestly can’t remember something as puzzling as the branding of the newest mid-ranger to see daylight in Africa.

This little fellow is called Yolo and is actually the first handheld on the continent to be powered by an Intel processor. But why Yolo? I’m sure you all know the urban meaning of the acronym, so did Intel want to send some sort of a message here?

You only live once, so you might as well spend your money on this? You only live once, so you should try everything before it’s too late? Or YOLO, the phone’s not that good, so don’t sweat it if it breaks on you?

Anyhoo, let’s focus a bit on the device’s specs, even though they’re mostly forgettable. The 3.5-inch display boasts a sub-par 480 x 320 pixels resolution, the 5 MP camera is mediocre at best, while standard features like 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, microSD support, Android 4.0 and Bluetooth 2.1 barely make this a mid-ranger.

On the flipside, Intel’s equipped the phone with the brand new 1.2 GHz Lexington chip that shouldn’t be that awful. And the Yolo will only cost Kshs. 10,999, or around $125, in Kenya. On the whole, that doesn’t sound half bad.

Via [Android Central]

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