Jumia Uganda and Infinix have announced a partnership to launch the new Infinix Hot 10T a new model in the company’s Hot 10 smartphone series that already has a few models including the Infinix HOT 10S and the HOT 10S NFC that debuted last month.
The phone will be available exclusively on Jumia, where consumers will be able to order and have the phone delivered to them. According to Jumia, the new partnership will see consumers enjoy the flagship model at affordable pricing while also enjoying the convenience of home or office delivery.
“We are excited to partner with a beloved brand Infinix to launch their new product on our platform. We know Infinix offers quality and affordable smartphones and this partnership will allow consumers across the country to conveniently shop online from their homes or offices and enjoy safe delivery to their doorstep,” Ron Kawamara, Jumia Uganda CEO, said in announcement made online.
Adding to Kawamara’s remarks, Infinix Uganda Marketing Manager, Gladys Lui, said, “We are delighted to work with Jumia, the most trusted e-Commerce platform in Uganda to extend our great smartphone experience to our customers in a faster and convenient manner.”
Lui added that the company [Infinix] has devoted itself to manufacturing quality and user friendly smartphones —noting that the launch the Infinix HOT 10T in the HOT series, is a spectacular smartphone with great smartphone features such as a fast G70 processor, a big 6.82-Inch display and a 48MP rear camera, all for an affordable price.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Infinix Hot 10T features a 6.82-inch IPS HD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1640 pixels with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio and 90Hz refresh rate. In dimensions, it measures 171.5 x 77.5 x 9.2 mm. The phone runs on Android 11 with XOS 7.6 on top and under the hood, there is an octa-core MediaTek Helio G70 chipset, along with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage as standard. The internal storage can be expanded with a microSD card of up to 512GB.
The phone is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 5,000mAh battery that the company claims can deliver over 37 hours of talk time on a 4G network or up to 61 days of standby time on a single charge. The phone has standard 10W charging support.
Imaging and video, the phone comes with a triple rear camera setup that has a 48MP primary sensor, along with a 2MP secondary sensor and an AI lens coupled with a quad LED flash. For selfies/front camera, the Infinix Hot 10T has an 8MP camera sensor paired with a dual LED flash as well.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor.
The Infinix HOT 10T is priced UGX599,000 on Jumia Uganda and comes in Morandi Green color option.
The phone fits its price considering its features and specifications. Infinix smartphones always come with affordable price tags, as the company wants to play a role in closing the gap of people without smartphones as the country goes digital. With affordable smartphones, consumers are able to purchase them.
According to a Uganda Communications Commission report, the fourth quarter of 2020 saw a total of 27 million registered smartphones in Uganda. The increasing smartphone adoption rate in Uganda can be attributed to a shift of Ugandans moving online as well as the introduction of affordable high tech smartphone brands such as Infinix on the market. This is also reflected in the sales of mobile phones on Jumia, with the phones category accounting for 63% of the tech products sold on Jumia in 2019.