Infinix is a brand that is known to offer feature-rich smartphones at affordable rates. Recently, the company has become more active in the Indian subcontinent with new releases. In the latest news, Infinix has announced that it is entering the Nepalese market with the launch of the Hot 9 series. The company initially debuted in Nepal with the launch of Infinix Smart 4 via Sarath Enterprises. It is now set to make a return via a different distributor in the form of Ola Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Let’s learn more about the specs, features, expected price, and availability of the upcoming Infinix Hot 9 and 9 Play in Nepal.
Infinix Hot 9 Series Overview
Infinix Hot 9 series features three devices. The Infinix Hot 9 and Hot 9 Pro are almost similar, except for the superior camera setup on the Pro variant. The Hot 9 Play, on the other hand, features a different set of specs
Design and Display
Both Infinix Hot 9 and Hot 9 Pro feature a 6.6-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. The aspect ratio on these phones is at 20:9. On the front, you will notice that both the phones have punch-hole displays, that are placed at the top left corner of the screen. Thanks to the circular cutout, Infinix is claiming a screen to body ratio of about 90.5%.
The Hot 9 Play features a bigger 6.82-inch TFT IPS display with HD+ resolution of 1640 x 720 pixels. It features a notch instead of the punch-hole to house the front camera.
The screen is housed inside a plastic body. The back of the devices back looks beautiful with the gem cut texture. The rear panel also showcases the rectangular camera module and fingerprint sensor.
Performance and Memory
Under the hood, Infinix Hot 9 Pro comes with MediaTek Helio P22. It is paired with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. On the other hand, Hot 9 and Hot 9 Play come with different processors based on region. Infinix Nepal has not specified the chipsets that will be going inside the device. Our guess is that the Hot 9 will feature MediaTek Helio P22 while the Play version will come with Helio A22.
The Hot 9 Play will be available in 2+32GB memory configuration, while the Hot 9 will have 4GB of RAM paired with 64GB of RAM.
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Both Infinix Hot 9 and Hot 9 Pro feature a quad-camera setup on the back, but the latter features a better primary sensor. The Hot 9 Pro has a 48MP primary camera, along with a 2MP depth sensor, 2MP micro camera, and a low-light camera. It also has a quad-LED flash arrangement.
Hot 9, on the other hand, has an inferior 16MP primary camera. The rest of the camera setup is the same. The Hot 9 Play features a dual-camera setup with the 13MP primary camera paired with a low light sensor. Both Hot 9 and Hot 9 Play have three LED flashes.
Battery and Others
A 5,000mAh battery powers the Infinix Hot 9 and Hot 9 Pro. Similarly, the Hot 9 Play features a bigger 6,000mah battery. The three devices feature rear-mounted fingerprint sensors for biometrics.
In terms of software, the phones run on the company’s custom XOS UI 6.0 based on Android 10. The Play runs on Go Edition. Connectivity options include WiFi ac and Bluetooth 5.0
Infinix Hot 9 Series Specifications:
- Design: Plastic build with a gem-cut finish
- Display: 6.6″ / 6.82″ TFT IPS screen
- Resolution: HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels) / (1640 x 720 pixels)
- Rear Camera: Quad,
– 48MP (Pro) / 16MP (Hot 9) / 13MP (12MP) Primary lens
– 2MP macro lens (Hot 9 /Pro)
– 2MP depth sensor (Hot 9 /Pro)
– Super low light camera
– Quad-LED flash (Pro) / Triple LED flash (Hot 9 / Play)
- Front Camera: 8MP
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio P22 / A22 ; 12nm mobile platform
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- RAM: 2 /4GB
- Storage: 32 /64 GB (expandable)
- Audio: DTS Surround Sound (Hot 9 / Pro)
- Battery: 5,000 mAh (Hot 9 /Pro) / 6,000mAh battery
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), g-sensor, proximity, e-compass
- Connectivity: WiFi ac, Bluetooth 5.0
- OS: Android 10 / Go Edition
Infinix Hot 9, Hot 9 Play Price and Availability
Infinix Hot 9 and Hot 9 Play could launch in a week’s time in Nepal. We expect the price of Infinix Hot 9 and Hot 9 Play in Nepal to be around Rs. 17,000 and Rs. 15,000 respectively. As of now, there is no news about the launch of Infinix Hot 9 Pro in Nepal.
|Smartphone model||Price in Nepal (Rumored)|
|Infinix Hot 9||~ NPR 17,000|
|Infinix Hot 9 Play||~ NPR 15,000|
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