Big battery, big screen and Android Nougat: this is the Infinix Note 4

It is an open secret that Infinix will be launching its next smartphone, the Infinix Note 4, soon, just a few months after it debuted the Infinix S2. Infinix has been teasing the device over the last one week on social media platforms while fans have taken to its forums to also share in the usual pre-launch hype.

If you’ve been wondering what the Infinix Note 4 looks like then wonder no more, it looks like this:

Infinix Note 4

Infinix Note 4

The device is (reportedly) all metal at the back while the front features a hardened 2.5D piece of glass.

The back curves slightly inwards, making the device’s design resemble what we have seen on Xiaomi phones previously.

Here are its specifications:

  • 5.7-inch Full HD
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 16GB onboard storage
  • 2GB RAM
  • 13MP back camera with Dual LED flash and 8MP front-facing camera
  • Octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4,300 mAh battery with Infinix’s X-charge accelerated charging technology

As you can see from the above specifications, the Infinix Note 4 doesn’t stray from what we’ve come to know and expect of Infinix’s Note lineup. The device’s screen is just as large (6-inches) and the battery unit is also large (4,300mAh capacity). The latter, though, comes a little short of last year’s Infinix Note 3’s 4,500mAh unit.

The battery is expected to last up to one and a half days in the hands of power users and at least 2 days with normal usage. When it dies down, eventually, it will take just half an hour to juice it up to 45%, enough to at least see the user through a working day.

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XOS 2.2 is the software that users of the Infinix Note 4 will interact with. It is, of course, built on top of Android Nougat which means that users will also get access to features like multi-window.

After hearing it for quite some time, the time has finally come. Infinix has moved the fingerprint sensor from the back of the device where it was previously located to the front, on the physical home button, another addition to the physique of Infinix devices. This isn’t mentioned in some of the early material on the device but where else could they place the fingerprint scanner? On the side of the device like Sony does?

Will there be another variant of the Infinix Note 4 as has become the trend with Infinix devices recently? I have no idea. Maybe, maybe not.

The Infinix Note 4 will go on sale in Kenya and other African countries where the Chinese brand has a presence in very soon. In Kenya, as usual, online retailer Jumia will be having first dibs on the device.

UPDATE: The Infinix Note 4 will cost Kshs 14,000.

Emmanuel Chenze

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