Infinix Mobile, a Shenzhen-based smartphone company that is known to offer feature-rich smartphones at affordable rates, has gained more popularity in the Indian market with new releases. In the latest news, Infinix has entered the Nepalese market with the Infinix HOT 9 Play launch.
Infinix Mobile is a relatively unknown smartphone brand in Nepal initially debuted with Infinix Smart 4.
There are three devices in the Infinix HOT 9 series, which includes HOT 9, HOT 9 Pro, and HOT 9 Play. As of now, the company has launched the HOT 9 Play in Nepal.
As per our sources close to the company, Infinix will also launch Infinix HOT 9 in the market next week. Let’s learn more about the specifications, features, availability, and Infinix Hot 9 Play price in Nepal.
Infinix HOT 9 Play Specifications and Features
Infinix HOT 9 Play features a 6.82-inch HD+ punch-hole notched IPS display with a screen resolution of 1640 x 720p and a pixel density of 263ppi. Infinix is claiming a screen to body ratio of about 90.5%.
Under the hood, Infinix HOT 9 Play is equipped with an entry-level chipset, namely a MediaTek Helio A22 CPU. The smartphone comes with 2GB and 4GB of RAM with 32GB and 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable to 256GB via a microSD card slot.
At the back, the Infinix HOT 9 Play boasts a dual-camera setup consisting of a 13MP primary sensor pegged with a QVGA low light sensor and a triple LED flash support. Gone is the extra depth and macro sensor we have on the Infinix Hot 9, but it retains the 8MP front-facing camera kept in the notch overhead with an LED flash.
However, the design on the back of the handset gives an illusion that it has three cameras. You’ll also find fingerprint scanners and the Infinix branding on the back.
For security, the HOT 9 Play comes with face recognition and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It runs on Android 10 with Infinix’s skin XOS Dolphin version 6.0. Scrolling through on the handset, you’ll immediately notice that there are tons of bloatware that you can’t easily ignore.
But despite all the pre-installed apps and bloatware, it has a nifty yet helpful feature called Freezer that allows you to freeze apps from running in the background to keep your device optimized.
The connectivity options onboard the Infinix HOT 9 Play includes support for dual 4G VoLTE SIMs, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v5.0, microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go, with A-GPS.
Interestingly, the HOT 9 Play packs a larger 6000mAh battery with a 10W fast charger.
Key Specifications of Infinix HOT 9 Play
- Body Dimensions: 171.82 x 77.96 x 8.90mm
- Weight: 209 grams
- Design: Glass Front, Plastic build with a gem-cut texture design
- Display: 6.82″ punch-hole notched TFT IPS screen
- Resolution: HD+ 1640 x 720 pixels
- Rear Camera: Dual 13MP wide, 1.12µm, AF, QVGA (Low light sensor) with triple LED flash
- Front Camera: 8MP with front flash
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio A22; 12nm mobile platform
- GPU: PowerVR GE8300
- RAM: 2GB / 4GB
- Storage: 32GB / 64GB (expandable up to 256GB via a microSD slot)
- Battery: 6,000mAh battery (34 hours Talktime & 34 days standby)
- Sensors: G-Sensors, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
- Connectivity: Dual Nano-SIM, 4G, GPS, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, Micro USB, 3.5mm Audio Jack, FM Radio, etc.
- OS: Android 10.0 (Go Edition)
- Color Options: Quetzal Cyan, Midnight Black, Violet, and Ocean Wave
- Price in Nepal: Rs. 11,499 (2/32GB) | Rs. 13,990 (3/64GB)
Infinix HOT 9 Play Price in Nepal and Availability
Infinix Nepal has launched the Infinix Hot 9 Play in Nepal, price starts at Rs. 11,490. It comes in varied colors of Quetzal Cyan, Midnight Black, Violet, and Ocean Wave with a unique Gem Cut Texture. But in Nepal, only three color options are available except the Violet.
It is currently available for purchase in Nepal via Daraz, but soon, it will be available on all the authorized offline stores. However, there is no hint about the Infinix HOT 9 Pro variant being launched in Nepal.
|Smartphone Model||Official Price in Nepal||Availability|
|Infinix Hot 9 Play (2/32GB)||Rs. 11,499||Daraz|
|Infinix Hot 9 Play (3/64GB)||Rs. 13,990||Daraz|
Our Thoughts on Infinix HOT 9 Play
Compared to other smartphones in the same price tags, Infinix HOT 9 Play genuinely offers more than you pay for. They’re not the best, but it is enough as a casual all-around day-to-day smartphone with its big battery, satisfactory performance, and a good camera.
Other than that, the Infinix Hot 9 Play is easy choices, especially if you’re looking for a slid daily driver under the NPR 12K price ranges.