Infinix launched its new Infinix Hot 9 on 29th May 2020 and the smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs.8,499. Infinix has made sure to fit the price of the smartphone right into the budget segment thus offering a fine choice for customers willing to stick to a budget for a phone that still matches the level of features and specification to that of a premium smartphone. Although the phone hasn’t hit the shelves of the Indian markets yet, we do know of the features that it’s rumored to come with, and that is enough for now to give a surface review of the Infinix Hot 9. The first sale of Infinix Hot 9 is scheduled on June 8 at 12pm on Flipkart.
Let’s look into a few of the features of the phone in detail.
DISPLAY AND PROCESSOR: Infinix Hot 9 smartphone comes with a 6.60-inch touchscreen display. It is powered by a powerful MediaTek Helio P22 processor. The phone comes with a RAM and ROM variation for the customers to choose from between 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM. It runs Android 10 and is equipped with a massive 5000mAh non-removable battery. The Infinix Hot 9 runs XOS 6.0 based on Android 10.
There have been speculations and debates regarding the choice of processor in the Infinix Hot 9, however, one must realize that it is a budget smartphone and for a budget smartphone, MediaTek Helio P22 is a good choice of chipset. many people believe that if at all they had to choose a P series processor by MediaTek, why not Helio P35? Well, this is a legitimate question as many Infinix smartphones in the budget segment are already available with MediaTek Helio P35 processor and they are a tough competition to this smartphone. No doubt, Infinix Hot 9 Pro has all the chances of getting defeated in the market.
Well, there is a simple explanation and very much a valid one to that thought. Just as not every smartphone can occur with a MediaTek Dimensity 1000 chipset or a gaming chipset like Helio G90T or Helio G85, similarly, not every smartphone can occur with a gaming chipset and for normal users, the normal P series chipsets are powerful and reliable enough at the low cost.
STORAGE: It also comes with an option of choosing from the storage capacity variants from 32GB to 128GB. The storage can be further expanded up to 128GB therefore no issue in storing large volumes of data anymore.
CAMERA: Infinix Hot 9 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera; a second 2-megapixel camera and a third 2-megapixel camera on the rear along with autofocus. It flaunts an 8-megapixel camera on the front for those amazing selfies and video calls.
CONNECTIVITY: For connectivity purposes, Infinix Hot 9 includes Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks). A few sensors that are included on the phone are accelerometer and fingerprint scanner, an LED flash along with face unlock.