Pushing its presence in Africa, Intel has announced the Yolo smartphone with partner Safaricom, aimed at first-time buyers. 

The framework of the Yolo is the Intel Atom Z2420 processor shown off at CES 2013. The power is modest, as it is a single-core processor with 1.2GHz and hyperthreading, but it is specifically tailored to developing markets.

The Yolo, a follow up to the original Xolo that reached India in the summer of 2012, feautres a 3.5-inch screen, Ice Cream Sandwich, 512MB RAM, 4GB of storage, 5-megapixel camera, 1500mAh battery, 400Mhz GPU, and support for HSPA+. 

Intel and Safaricom will sell for 10,999 Kenyan shillings (or $125) with 500MB of free data, giving first-time buyers in Africa a good deal. Techweez got an early look at the handset, seen below.

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Intel also has partnerships ready to go with Acer and Lava International to produce similar handsets from its reference design specs.