E-commerce platform, Jumia Uganda and phone maker, Infinix have announced a new partnership to launch the Infinix Hot 10T model. The new partnership will see the phone available exclusively on Jumia and consumers able to order the handset 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. The 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.
“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 an announcement made online.
Adding to Kawamara’s remarks, Infinix Uganda Marketing Manager, Gladys Lui, said, “Infinix has devoted itself to manufacturing quality and user-friendly smartphones and as we launch our latest HOT series, the Infinix HOT 10 T, a spectacular smartphone with great smartphone features such as a fast G70 processor, a big 6.82” HD+ screen with a 48MP back camera at an affordable price. 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.”
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.
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.