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Infinix partners with Sally Karagon a Renowned Fashion icon on Zero 8 Launch in the Kenyan market


NAIROBI, KENYA – Media OutReach – 18 September 2020 – Infinix, a global leader in consumer electronics market, has launched the ZERO 8 in the Kenyan market. ZERO 8 is the company’s flagship series for 2020/21. Though targeting the high-end market, Zero 8 will retail at a relatively affordable price of Kshs 28,999.

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The launch has been conducted in partnership with Sally Karago, a renowned international fashion designer. This partnership with a high-end designer is geared towards raising the Infinix’s brand position and perception in the market as a high end phone. This is also part of a broader push to combine tech with fashion to create products that are a fusion of design and innovation.


“Infinix is taking a step to be more premium and able to compete and be the face of this new direction as a fashion-conscious brand. This direction is very much in tandem with our target customers, whose lifestyle can be described as image and fashion-conscious and trendy, with a taste for high end gadgets”, said Mike Zhang, Infinix Kenya Brand Manager.


Using her international acclaim and experience, Sally has designed garments for the three celebrities who graced the launch, namely the gorgeous songstress Tanasha Donna, celebrated chef Ali Mandhry and Catherine Kamau, an award-winning actress. Inspired by the Turkana culture, Sally’s fashion collection has been made using local African fabrics and beads for accessories (all drawn from the Turkana culture). The design features diamond-shaped elements which are the main design concept for the Zero 8 smartphone.


(From left, singer Tanasha Donna, Chef Ali Mandhry and actress Catherine Kamau)


The accessories, including beads, also drawn from Sally’s Turkana collection experience, feature the main colours of the Infinix brand, which are green, black, and white.

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Tanasha Donna wearing the Sally Karago designed garment for Infinix Zero 8 Launch


Sally also designed special shirts as uniforms to be worn by Infinix sales representatives in various Infinix outlets. These feature an ethnic fabric strip on the button section of the shirt. The ethnic fabric color drawn from the Turkana culture is close to green, a key Infinix brand color.  They spot the Infinix brand logo across the chest pocket region giving a simplistic finish and an appealing look. These uniforms communicate a much-improved customer care approach to Infinix consumers and are a symbol of improved brand professionalism.

Infinix sales representatives wearing the Sally Karago designed shirts


The stylish and fashion-focused Infinix Zero 8 runs on Android v10 operating system, with its key feature being the presence of a Media Tek Helio G90 processor. This, combined with 128 GB ROM and 8 GB RAM, will enable consumers to experience improved speeds and overall device performance, including quick upload and download times and an amazing experience with the apps, compared to the Zero 6. The 90Hz Full HD Display and G90T processor also means enhanced performance on the screen and for the cameras, including the wide angle, ultra-wide angle and rear cameras that will take photographic performance to a new level.
On the front, for the first time ever, Infinix has released a device with two selfie cameras (48 + 8MP), fitting them in a punch-hole setup. At the back, there’s a 64-megapixel main sensor headlining the quad-camera setup housed in the diamond-style bump.


Smartphones have become a key aspect in everyday life, enabling many people to run their businesses from the comforts of their seats and giving them access to the outside world. Over the last few years, the partnership between tech companies (especially device manufacturers), and fashion houses has witnessed a tremendous growth.


Infinix is also set to venture into a new product category with launched Infinix TV, aimed at fulfilling smart lifestyle living in accordance with modern trends. With Android TV™, the high-quality viewing experience, and the AIoT technology, the new smart TV will develop the new business line for the company and take the entertainment of local customers to a new level.

The Infinix X1 will retail at a relatively affordable price of KES 31,990(43-inch)/KES 19,490(32-inch) and will be covered by a guarantee policy of up to 24 months.

About Infinix

Infinix Mobile is a Shenzhen-based smartphone company founded in 2013 and a subsidiary of Transsion. The brand was born after the French mobile manufacturer Sagem Wireless was acquired in 2011. The company has Research and Development (R&D) centres sprawling between France and Korea and designs its phones in France.


Infinix is committed to building cutting-edge technology and fashionably designed dynamic mobile devices to create globally-focused intelligent life experiences through a merging of fashion + technology.


With the brand spirit of challenging the norms, Infinix smart devices are designed specifically for young people who want to stand out, reach out and be in sync with the world.


Strategy Analytics: Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G is World’s No.1 5G Smartphone Model by Revenue in H1 2020


According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G was the worlds bestselling 5G smartphone model by revenue in the first half of 2020. Apple iPhone 12 is expected to take the 5G crown in H2 2020.

Ken Hyers, Director at Strategy Analytics, said, Global 5G smartphone industry revenue hit a record US$34 billion in the first half of 2020. Despite coronavirus headwinds, the 5G smartphone market has soared to an all-time high. The 5G engine continues to drive smartphone growth, led by Samsung and Huawei.

Juha Winter, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics, added, Among the 5G smartphone segment, Samsung took 3 of the top 5 positions worldwide in H1 2020. Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G is the worlds number one bestselling 5G smartphone model by revenue and accounts for a dominant 9 percent share of all 5G smartphone revenues generated worldwide in H1 2020. The S20+ 5G is among the worlds first blockbuster 5G models and is popular across Western Europe, South Korea, North America and elsewhere. Samsungs top-of-the-range S20 Ultra 5G is in 2nd spot and Samsung S20 5G sits in 3rd place. Samsung is making big money from 5G phones.

Ken Hyers, Director at Strategy Analytics, added, Huawei P40 Pro 5G and Huawei Mate 30 5G were the worlds fourth and fifth bestselling 5G smartphone models worldwide in H1 2020. Huaweis 5G smartphones are wildly popular in the giant China market. Looking ahead, we expect Apple iPhone 12 to overtake both Huawei and Samsung during H2 2020. The iPhone 12 5G portfolio will deliver tens of billions of dollars of revenue in just a few weeks during the run-up to the Xmas holiday season and beyond. Apple iPhone 12 will soon take the 5G crown.

The full report, Global Smartphone Shipments, Price & Revenue by Model for H1 2020, is published by the Strategy Analytics Smartphone Model Tracker (SMT) service, details of which can be found here:

Source: Strategy Analytics, Inc.


About Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics, Inc. is a global leader in supporting companies across their planning lifecycle through a range of customized market research solutions. Our multi-discipline capabilities include: industry research advisory services, customer insights, user experience design and innovation expertise, mobile consumer on-device tracking and business-to-business consulting competencies. With domain expertise in: smart devices, connected cars, intelligent home, service providers, IoT, strategic components and media, Strategy Analytics can develop a solution to meet your specific planning need. For more information, visit us at

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J.P. Morgan Adds New Features to Newly Branded Liink℠


Today, J.P. Morgan (NYSE:JPM) unveiled Liink, a new brand name for the firms blockchain-based Interbank Information Network (IIN) and introduced new applications available to Liink participants.

Liink introduced two new applications, Confirm and Format, which were developed from direct feedback of network participants regarding their needs and challenges. Confirm allows for the validation of account information prior to initiating a payment to reduce operating costs related to payment instruction errors and potentially help reduce fraud. Format enables payment instruction validation to check whether a payment message accurately conforms to key country and currency-specific information requirements.

We have been listening to our clients and are delivering solutions with speed, said Christine Moy, the newly appointed Global Head of Liink. Were excited about this next phase of growth and we intend to bring additional next-generation products and services to Liink participants in the coming months.

Liink is an ecosystem and network that enables collaboration, access to new capabilities, and commercialization opportunities for its participants – financial institutions, corporates and fintechs. Originally launched as a pilot in 2017, more than 400 financial institutions and corporations have signed up to become a Liink participant, including 27 of the worlds top 50 banks, representing 78 countries.

Liink is part of Onyx by J.P. Morgan, a new business unit dedicated to building next-generation payment capabilities. Liink as a new brand comes at a pivotal time, as we look to re-architect how money, information and assets move across the globe, said Umar Farooq, CEO of Onyx. As part of Onyx, Liink will continue to leverage the global scale, capital, and expertise of J.P. Morgan.

About J.P. Morgans Corporate & Investment Bank

J.P. Morgans Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and securities services. The worlds most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $28 trillion of assets under custody and $634 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world. Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at

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U.S. Vaccine Allocation Planner for COVID-19 Launched by Ariadne Labs and Surgo Foundation


When COVID-19 vaccines become available in the United States, there wont be enough to vaccinate everyone right away, and states will need to allocate them to their highest priority populations. A new tool provides state and county decisionmakers the region-specific data they will need to distribute vaccines to different populations based on available vaccine doses, priority populations, and vulnerable communities.

The Vaccine Allocation Planner for COVID-19 was jointly developed by Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Womens Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and Surgo Foundation, a nonprofit focused on solving health and social problems with precision.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) recently launched a set of vaccine allocation guidelines for the United States, identifying 13 high-priority populations to be vaccinated in phases:

  • Phase 1A includes high-risk workers in health facilities and first responders.
  • Phase 1B includes people with significant comorbid conditions and people living in congregate care settings.
  • Phase 2 includes critical workers in other high-risk settings (public transit, grocery stores, etc.); teachers and school staff; people with moderate comorbid conditions; all older adults; people in homeless shelters or group homes; and incarcerated people or staff who work in jails.
  • Phase 3 includes young adults; children; and the remaining critical workers.
  • Phase 4 includes anyone residing in the United States who didnt have access to vaccines in prior phases.

The Vaccine Allocation Planner for COVID-19 helps state and county decisionmakers operationalize the NASEM guidelines, allowing users to obtain size estimates of the high-priority populations in their immediate regions and weight purely by this criteria, while also considering other factors like community vulnerability. It also helps users estimate the number of vaccine doses available; and the percentage of vaccine coverage achievable under various scenarios.

State and local leaders are going to need to make decisions about how to distribute their allotted COVID-19 vaccine doses, and there are many permutations those decisions could take, said Dr. Sema Sgaier, Executive Director of Surgo Foundation and adjunct assistant professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Our tool gives them the concrete, localized data they will need to estimate with precision and maximize the public health impact of the coronavirus vaccine, while at the same time prioritizing vulnerable populations.

“In the midst of the pandemic, we will face a scarce supply of the COVID-19 vaccines. Nations, states and local municipalities are planning for effective vaccine distribution, said Dr. Rebecca Weintraub, Director of Vaccine Delivery at Ariadne Labs and Associate Physician, Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston. “Unfortunately, too often scarce resources go to the most privileged. We built this tool for leaders with the data they will need on available vaccine doses, priority populations, and at risk communities to plan for effective and equitable vaccine distribution.

Our committee laid out a four-phased, evidence based approach to COVID-19 vaccine allocation in the United States, but there will be a number of uncertainties around that allocation that state and local leaders must plan for, said NASEM Committee Co-chair Dr. Helene Gayle, President and CEO of the Chicago Community Trust. This tool helps them do that, providing the most reliable estimates of high-priority populations and allowing them to weigh that data against potential scenarios.

Data for the Vaccine Allocation Planner for COVID-19 were sourced from the U.S. Census Bureaus American Community Survey (ACS), the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), California Office of Emergency Services, CDCs National Health Safety Network (NHSN), Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD), Clark et al., 2020, and the Vera Institute of Justice.

Access the Vaccine Allocation Planner for COVID-19 at

About Surgo Foundation

Surgo Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to solving health and social problems with precision. We do this by bringing together all the tools available from behavioral science, data science, and artificial intelligence to unlock solutions that will improve and save lives. We work in the United States and in low- and middle-income countries on issues like COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, maternal mortality, health care, housing, and more.

About Ariadne Labs

Ariadne Labs is a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Womens Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. We develop simple, scalable solutions that dramatically improve the delivery of health care at critical moments to save lives and reduce suffering. Our vision is for health systems to deliver the best possible care for every patient, everywhere, every time. Visit to learn more and to learn about Ariadne Labs response to COVID-19.


Bethany Hardy, [email protected], 202-277-3848

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