While the competition and innovation are fueling in the mid-range budget smartphone market with the likes of Realme and Xiaomi leading the charge. There is an underdog, ‘Infinix’ which has launched some of the most interesting smartphones under both entry-level and budget segments. As per our sources close to the company, Infinix is gearing up to extend its portfolio with the launch of two new smartphones dubbed as Infinix Hot 8 and Infinix S5 in Nepal.
The budget smartphone maker, Infinix made its debut in Nepal with the launch of Infinix SMART4 in the market a couple of weeks ago. Now let’s have a look at the phone’s specifications, pricing and things we get with the device.
Infinix Hot 8 Specifications and Features
The Infinix Hot 8 comes with a 6.52-inch LCD IPS display with HD+ (1600×720 pixels) resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. On the display, there is a water-drop notch on the top and is covered by 2.5D Curved Glass. The handset offers a screen to body ratio of 90.3 percent.
Under the hood, the Infinix Hot 8 is powered by a 12nm-based octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, which is further coupled with PowerVR GE8320 GPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The room can be further expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.
Talking about the camera, the Infinix Hot 8 comes with a total of 3 cameras at the rear. This includes a 13MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus), a 2MP sensor for collecting depth information, followed by a dedicated low-light sensor and quad-LED flash support. On the front side, the smartphones boast an 8MP AI camera for selfies and video calling.
Out-of-the-box, the smartphone runs on Android 9.0 Pie with the Infinix’s custom XOS 5.0 on top. The UI has tons of customization features counting Game Boost that boosts CPU and clears RAM while gaming, and a dedicated WhatsApp mode that lets only the texting app to access the internet connection and many more.
Inclusion of a 5,000mAh battery can be the strongest selling point for the Infinix Hot 8. By the way, there is no fast charging support on this device, which could be a little disappointing.
Key Specs of Infinix Hot 8
|Screen||6.52” HD+ 20:9 Drop Notch Display, LCD IPS, 450 NITS, 90.3% Screen to body ratio, 2.5D glass, 720*1600 resolution, Read Mode, Eye Care mode|
1500:1 Contrast Ratio, 269 PPI
|Rear camera||AI Triple Camera ->13MP (f 1.8) + 2MP Depth Sensor + Low light Sensor, PDAF, Quad-LED Flash, Auto Scene detection: Detects 8 Scenes, AR Animoji|
Modes: Custom Bokeh, AI HDR, AI Beauty, Panorama
|Front camera||8MP AI (f 2.0), Front Flash, AR Stickers, Front Camera Modes: AI Portrait, AI Beauty, Wide Selfie|
|Battery||5000mAh (22.5 hrs. 4G Talk-time, 22.5 hrs. Music Playback, 14 hrs. Video Playback, 18.6 hrs. Web Surfing, 11.4 hrs. Gaming, 25.4 days Standby time)|
|OS||XOS 5.0 based on Android Pie 9.0|
|Weight/Thickness||179 gm, 165 * 76.3 * 8.7 mm|
|Chipset||Helio P22 (12nm) Octa-Core 64-bit processor, 2.0 GHz, GPU – IMG PowerVR GE8320|
|Memory||4GB + 64GB, DDR4 RAM|
|Multi-Card Slot||3 Slots (Dual nano-SIM + Micro SD).|
Dedicated memory card slot. Expandable memory up to 256GB
|Sensors||G-Sensor, Proximity, Light, Compass|
|Security||Fingerprint sensor & Face Unlock (0.3 seconds)|
|Connectivity||BT 5.0, 3.5mm Audio Jack, FM, OTG|
GSM – B2/3/5/8; WCDMA – B1/5/8; 4G LTE – B1/3/5/8/B38/B40/B41
|Sound||Dirac Surround Sound|
|Color Options||Quetzal Cyan, Cosmic Purple|
|Design||Glass Unibody design|
|Inside Box Accessories||Adaptor, Micro USB Cable, Protective Film, SIM Ejector pin, TPU Case, UM, Warranty Card|
|Price in Nepal||NPR 14,999 [Expected]|
Infinix Hot 8 Price in Nepal and Availability
Available in two color options i.e. Quetzal Crystal and Violent, the Infinix Hot 8 has been priced at INR 6,999 for the sole model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage in our neighbouring country, India. So, we expect that the Infinix Hot 8 price in Nepal will be somewhere around NPR 14,999.
|Model Name||Price in Nepal||Availability|
|Infinix Hot 8||Rs. 14,999 (4GB+64GB) – EXPECTED||Later this month|
As of now, we don’t have an exact launch date of Infinix Hot 8 in Nepal but as per our sources, the smartphone will be Daraz exclusive first and later on will hit the shelves of offline stores later this month.