Another Chines based smartphone manufacturer ‘Infinix’ today launched a budget-oriented smartphone ‘Infinix Hot S3’ in India with some good specs at a very competitive starting price of Rs. 8,999. The two main highlights of this device are its 20 MP selfie camera and 18:9 aspect ratio display. The smartphone is going to compete with Smartron’s recently launched t.phone P and Xiaomi Redmi Y1.
On the front, Infinix Hot S3 has a 5.65″ HD+ (1440×720) Full view 2.5D curved display. On the display department, the smartphone is ahead of its all rival on this price point.
Infinix Hot S3 is powered by 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC (clocked at up to 1.8 GHz) packed with Andreno 305 GPU.
The Smartphone has a 13 MP single rear-facing camera sensor(f/2.0 aperture) with LED flash. For clicking selfies, it has a 20 MP front sensor (f/2.0 aperture) with dual-tone LED flash for better low light performance. Feature-wise the camera has different modes like- beautification, panorama, time-lapse, slow-motion, portrait mode etc.
Infinix Hot S3 comes in two variants, 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM or 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The memory can be further expandable up to 128GB via Micro SD Card slot.
Connectivity and Sensors
It is a dual sim support smartphone with a dedicated sim slot, where one can use two sim cards and a micro SD card at the same time. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5 mm audio headphone jack, Micro USB 2.0 port for charging and data synchronizing. Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor are some basic sensors that it has. The smartphone has also a fingerprint scanner on the rear.
Infinix Hot S3 runs on XOS based on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
The smartphone comes with 4000 mAh non-removable battery, which claims to give full one-day backup with normal uses.
Built and Design
Infinix Hot S3 comes with a polycarbonate body design with two color options Sandstone Black and Blush Gold.
Price and Availability in India
The price of Infinix Hot S3 is Rs. 8,999 for the 3GB RAM/32GB ROM variant and Rs. 10,999 for the 4 GB RAM/64GB ROM variant. The Smartphone will be exclusively available on Flipkart and go on sale in India from January 12.