Infinix Hot 8 has been unveiled by Infinix Mobility, an upgrade to the Hot 7 launched back in March. The device is available in India and it will be unveiled in Nigeria soon.
Commenting on the launch, Anish Kapoor, CEO, Infinix India, said in a statement, “The Infinix Hot 8 is a perfect blend of style, convenience and performance at a pocket friendly price. The success of the Hot series lies in giving our fans #AlotExtra. By introducing several category first features to the sub Rs. 8k segment, the HOT 8 truly reflects Infinix’s philosophy of democratizing the best in smartphone technology for the masses. The phone is the perfect tool for Ek Badi Shuruaat, further strengthening Infinix’s recognition as a brand that brings together aspiration, innovation and utility together. We are certain that the Hot 8 will further add to this narrative built through our sustained efforts.”
The device runs on Android 9.0 Pie based on Infinix’s XOS 5.0 custom UI and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 SoC. It comes with a 4GB RAM and a 64GB internal memory which is expandable up to 256GB via the SD card slot.
In terms of display, Infinix Hot 8 has slim bezels, features a waterdrop notch with a 6.5” HD+ LCD display and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The notch houses its 8MP selfie shooter.
The triple rear camera trend is not going anywhere and the smartphone has a 13MP main camera with an f1.8 aperture range. The two other lenses come with 2MP for increased picture depth and there is a dedicated low-light sensor at the back as well. The fingerprint sensor and the LED flashlight complete the components on the plastic back of the device.
In terms of juice, Hot 8 is powered by a 5,000mAh battery capacity.
Infinix Hot 8 Price and Availability
The device is available in 3 colours – Midnight Black, Cosmic Purple and Queztal Cyan. It will be available through Flipkark in India from September 12 for $97 till October 30. The price will increase to $111 afterwards.
Infinix Hot 8 Complete Specifications
- Dimension: 165.00 x 76.30 x 8.70 mm
- Material: Plastic
- Weight: 179.00g
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: LCD touchscreen
- Size: 6.5-inch
- Screen Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels
- Multi-touch: Yes
Software and Performance
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio P22, 2MHz octa-core
- RAM: 4GB RAM
- Internal Storage: Yes, 64GB
- Card Slot: Yes, expandable to 256GB (hybrid slot)
- Primary: 13MP(f1.8) + 2MP
- Secondary: 8MP
Network and Connectivity
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- 2G: Yes
- 3G: Yes
- 4G: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- USB: Yes, 2.0, MicroUSB, 2.0
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio Jack: Yes, 3.5mm
- Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
- NFC: No
- Infrared: Yes
- Sensor: Fingerprint, gravity, compass, light, and proximity.
- Capacity: 5000mAh, non-removable
- Type: Li-Po
- Fast Charging: Yes
- OTG Support: N/A
Price and Availability
- Retail Price: $97 – $111
- Availability: Available in various phone retailers soon.