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Infinix Hot 9 and Hot 9 Pro smartphone launched in India: Don’t just buy it!

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Infinix Hot 9 and Infinix Hot 9 Pro have launched in India as the latest smartphone offerings from the Transsion company for their Infinix Hot lineup.

Since the world went into hibernation, smartphone company’s have been on a virtual announcement spree with the launch of many of their already due releases.

Infinix Hot 9 specifications and price in Nigeria

Infinix never to be left out, dishes out another ‘magic’ out of the box but we are left wondering, is this new release – the Hot 9 series worth upgrading to or are we better off HODL our precious Hot 8 and instead staging a peace protest against the Transsion-owned company?

Here’s three credible reasons why you shouldn’t consider the Infinix Hot 9 or better still have a rethink before placing a new smartphone order anytime soon.

1. Lack of Updates for Old Devices

Just couple months ago, we were basking in the glory that is the Infinix Hot 8 and it’s cool specifications now we have another dilemma to contend with.

No doubt the amazement and glamour that comes with the launch of new devices (iPhone users kr) but do infinix really think about retaining their old users at all?

Which better way to do that than pushing out updates for their old devices?

Many OEMs no doubt have a way they carry this out with many releasing prioritising timely updates for the newest devices to the old one.

But in the case of Infinix, we never get to see any really!

If they are going to arrest the slide and remain in the competition that is the Nigeria smartphone market, they’ll sure have to resolve this issue soon.

2. Identical Specifications

Infinix Hot 9 features and specifications

This also if not mistaken has become a norm already in the Nigerian market with OEMs releasing device that pack almost if not same specs at different distance price ranges.

The Infinix Hot 8 wasn’t an exception and we look to having the same scenario playing out in the Hot 9 series.

The two Infinix phones recently launched in India comes with almost identical specifications, apart from slight differences in the rear camera setup.

The Infinix Hot 9 Pro has a 48-megapixel main camera at the back and supports Quad-LED flash, while the Infinix Hot 9 has a 13-megapixel main camera with triple LED flash support.

Also, both the Hot 9 and the Hot 9 Pro include a hole-punch display design, and a Helio P22 octa-core processor paired with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU and 4GB of RAM.

The Infinix Hot 9 and Infinix Hot 9 Pro support dual-SIM slots (Nano + Nano), and run on Android 10 with the custom Infinix XOS 6.0 ontop. The two phones feature a 6.6-inch HD+ (720×1600 pixels) hole-punch LCD IPS display with a 20:9 aspect ratio, 90.5 percent screen-to-body-ratio.

Moving on to the camera department, the Infinix Hot 9 Pro and Infinix Hot 9 come with a vertically alligned quad camera setup a the back. The Infinix Hot 9 Pro includes a 48-megapixel main camera with quad LED-FLASH attached to the 13-megapixel main and triple flash shooter on the base Hot 9 device.

Up front, ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL for the two smartphones packing a 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash support.

On Post-Covid terms, the above specs don’t just seem enough for brand that prides itself in making quality devices and not just gimmicks.

3. Functionality over Gimmicks

Another smartphone fail that just doesn’t seem to be over emphasized in relation to Transsion devices.

Early this year, Tecno, another company under Transsion announced the under-screen fingerprint sensor integration to its Phantom newest devices but it just didn’t come of with the public.

It was slow, never just efficient and ultimately a complete fail. This is a feature that’s almost still at the Beta integration stage for flagship smartphone producers.

Of cos the sky is wide enough for a breakthrough release but in that case, it should have been back to be drawing board again!

Much jest and ridicule has been made of iTel, another company under Transsion prioritising long-lasting batteries for their smartphones but that just should be the norm for Infinix Mobility.

Who dare budgets for a Helio P22 processor powered device in 2020?

PS: The Infinix Hot 9 smartphone series is still an amazing device but unless you can’t just see enough reasons to resist hitting the mall to get a unit, here’s the price and availability in Nigeria.

Infinix Hot 9 and Hot 9 Pro Pricing & Availability in Nigeria

Infinix Hot 9 price and availability in Nigeria

Infinix Hot 9 Pro will be priced in Nigeria at Rs. 9,499 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option. The Infinix Hot 9 , on the other hand, is priced at Rs. 8,499 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option.

The first sale for Infinix Hot 9 Pro is scheduled for June 5 at 12pm (noon) on Flipkart, where as Infinix Hot 9 will go on sale first on June 8 at 12pm (noon) though we might get a different official launch name here in Nigeria.

The Infinix Hot 9 Pro and Infinix Hot 9 will be offered in Ocean Blue and Violet colours.

Infinix Hot 9 Key Specs

  • Display: 6.60-inch
  • Resolution: 720×1600 pixels
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
  • OS: Android 10 + XOS 6.0

Camera

  • Front: 13-megapixel
  • Rear: 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel

Infinix Hot 9 Pro Key Specs

  • Display: 6.60-inch
  • Resolution: 720×1600 pixels
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
  • OS: Android 10 + XOS 6.0

Camera

  • Front: 13-megapixel
  • Rear: 48-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel

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Infinix Zero 8 with 90Hz display, Helio G90T SoC officially launched: Full Specifications, Features and Price

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Hong Kong-based smartphone maker and sub-Transsion company, Infinix, has launched one of its most anticipated device of 2020 in Indonesia, called the Infinix Zero 8.

We brought you new the latest Infinix Zero smartphone was out of the works and ready to make a public appearance and now the device has been announced officially in Indonesia.

Infinix Zero 8 officially launched

The smartphone brand which has so far captured the heart of Nigerians and African countries at large with budget smartphone offering including the Smart 4 Plus and recently released Hot 9 series hopes to take a different route with its latest offering.

A lot has already been made with the increasing acceptance of the Xiaomi and Oppo competition in the Nigerian market and with the Zero 8 device, Infinix hopes to target the mid-range smartphone segment whilst keeping the competition flame blazing.

Although the smartphone has only been launched in Indonesia for now, it’s only a matter of time before we get a proper launch date for the Nigerian smartphone space.

The Infinix Zero 8 smartphone comes with a tone of high-end features unlike any infinix product you know and packs a powerful processor at an affordable price. So let us have a look at everything the device brings to the table as well as the expected price.

Infinix Zero 8 Specifications and features

Infinix Zero 8 with 90Hz display, Helio G90T SoC officially launched: Full Specifications, Features and Price 3

Infinix has so far been making great strides with better display panels and lightening on their devices lately as illustrated with the Hot 9 series and the Infinix Zero 8 might just have taken things a notch a bit.

Infinix Zero 8 Display and OS

The newly launched Infinix Zero 8 features a 6.85-inch FHD+ display panel with a refresh rate of 90HZ and180Hz touch sampling rate which is just about a whole selling point on its own. The display flaunts the bezel-less design with a dual-punch-hole cutout for selfie cameras.

The smartphone runs on Android 10 out of the box based on Infinix XOS 7 custom skin.

Infinix Zero 8 Processor

Under the hood, the Transsion sub-brand went with the recently announced MediaTek Helio G90T processor which is a pretty mid-range SoC but highly characterized with providing seamless gaming experience as previously seen in devices including the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Realme 6.

Talk about waking up to reality then…

Infinix Zero 8 Storage

The Infinix Zero 8 also packs an 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage capacity single variant which can be expandable using a microSD card.

Infinix Zero 8 Camera

Infinix Zero 8 camera specs

In terms of camera, Infinix have always messed things up a bit but the sensor on this latest offering points to a huge kick up the backside and a huge awakening to reality from them.

The Infinix Zero 8 features a quad-camera setup on the rear which comprises a 64-megapixel Sony IMX696 sensor, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens along with macro sensors and depth sensor.

It might look beautiful average but let’s not forget Xiaomi advertise the IMX696 sensor on the Redmi 8 to brings outputs just as with the Pixel phones. The story however is different all together.

However, it will be pretty awesome to see what Infinix has come up with on their own and how they go about processing images on this device.

Infinix Zero 8 with 90Hz display, Helio G90T SoC officially launched: Full Specifications, Features and Price 4

On the front, there’s a dual-camera setup with a 48-megapixel sensor and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens all enclosed in the dual punch-hole cutout.

The battery capacity on the Infinix Zero 8 smartphone is also very much welcome. A 4500mAh battery capacity on top of a Type-C port for refilling the juice means we get support for 33W fast charging on this piece of hardware.

Infinix Zero 8 Price and Availability

Infinix Zero 8 price and availability in Nigeria

The Infinix Zero 8 smartphone has been launched in Indonesia for now though the global launch date remains unknown.

For bringing themselves up to recent trend with the specs on this device, Infinix promises to take a chunk out of your saving if you ever consider getting a unit. The Infinix Zero 8 will retail at Rp. 3,799 (roughly $210 for the 8GB and 128GB storage variant.

Meanwhile, the device will be available in two different color options including Black and White.

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Infinix Zero 8 could launch with MediaTek Helio G90T SoC, 8GB RAM and 90Hz refresh rate display

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Infinix Mobility seems to be enjoying the Xiaomi and Oppo competition in the Nigerian consumer market with the smartphone brand set to launch a new smartphone, dubbed the Infinix ZERO 8.

The company has long been in the business of making entry-level devices with a track record of success making different lineup of smartphones. Infinix ZERO 8, however will be a mid-range offering from the brand, considering the reported specifications and features.

The device was spotted by Hawkeye users on the Google Play Console listing, the listing revealing several of its specifications and features in the process. A official promotional video for the device has also been surface online, definitely pointing to its imminent launch.

Here’s everything we know so far with the Infinix Zero 8 smartphone.

Infinix Zero 8 Specifications and Features (Expected)

The display of the device is set to feature a Full HD+ resolution with 1,080 x 2,460 pixels and a screen density of 480 DPI though the display size remains unknown for now. For software, it’s expected the Infinix ZERO 8 will boot the latest Android 10 OS out of the box.

Infinix Zero 8 could launch with MediaTek Helio G90T SoC, 8GB RAM and 90Hz refresh rate display 6

Under the hood, the Google Play Console listing reveals the Infinix ZERO 8 (with the model number Infinix-X687) will feature a MediaTek Helio G90 processor (the teaser video, however, mentions a Helio G90T, as is normal with major leaks and prelaunch reveals, we are okay with the confusion though the G90T SoC will be super awesome), which will be paired with a Mali G76 GPU and 8GB of RAM.

Meanwhile the official teaser seems to have revealed more than intended with the teaser video showcasing the front and back of the device alongside another toned down version of the Infinix Zero 8 lineup, a rumored Infinix Zero 8i (according to MySmartPrice).

For camera optics, the Infinix ZERO 8 will feature a dual punch-hole cutout for the selfie snapper, this will be located in the top left corner of the device’s display juft like the recently launched Infinix Note 7. The selfie camera setup will include a 48MP primary lens and an 8MP wide-angle lens.

Infinix Zero 8 could launch with MediaTek Helio G90T SoC, 8GB RAM and 90Hz refresh rate display 7

For the rear camera, there’s a 64MP quad rear camera setup, which will be encased within a prism-like module.

Talk about going out of the way to not only make a difference but teach us about shapes too *winks*

The Infinix Zero 8 device will also feature a 90Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate display. The device will also feature fast charging support over a USB Type-C charging port. For juice, a TUV Rheinland certification website went ahead to confirm the Infinix Zero 8 will feature a 4,400mAh non-removable battery.

Infinix Zero 8 Price and Availability

There’s no news yet on the starting price of the device though we will update you here on Naijatechguy once that is the case.

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