Infinix Mobility has already released a flurry of smartphones in 2018, but the biggest of them all, the Infinix Zero 6, is yet to arrive. History tells us that the Zero 5 successor should be unveiled this Q4 2018 and the latest developments suggest that preparations to launch the phone(s) in the country are underway.
Three months ago, a device codenamed Infinix X620B appeared on benchmarking platform Geekbench and looking at the specs, it’s likely to be the Infinix Zero 6. At the time, we speculated that there could be another variant of the phone and indeed, a listing on the Communications Authority of Kenya’s website for devices that have been approved for the Kenyan market reveals two yet-to-be-released Infinix devices with model numbers X620 and X620B.
With that said, it’s only safe to assume that the X620 model is the Zero 6 while the X620B will be the Zero 6 Pro. This is what happened with the Zero 5 and Zero 5 Pro, where the former has model number X603 and the latter X603B, but unlike the benchmark, the CA listing doesn’t give us anything about the specs.
The only significant difference between the Zero 5 and Zero 5 Pro is the storage capacity. However, we still don’t know if the same will be true for the Zero 6 duo, but we do know the alleged Zero 6 Pro will come with 6GB RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, and run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. We also expect Infinix to go the “2018 way” with the Zero 6 and come in with a notched display screen with a taller aspect ratio, but hopefully, one variant will favor the anti-notch camp. The Zero 6 should also keep the dual-lens camera from last year and a big battery as well, but the specifics of these features are unknown to us at the moment.
Infinix Zero 6 and Zero 6 Pro may launch soon?
Now, the Zero 5 and its predecessor were both unveiled in November and while back then we didn’t have our eyes on the CA’s website, the fact that the alleged Zero 6 and Zero 6 Pro have already been cleared (as of August 2018) for release in the country coupled by the latter’s appearance in benchmarks as early as June 2018 could imply this year’s launch may happen a little earlier. But then again, November is only four or so weeks away, so we could still see the device keep the usual release window.
On the other hand, considering the flurry of devices the likes of Xiaomi, Oppo, HMD Global, and Huawei (Honor) are pushing into the market, Infinix would feel a little pressured to bring its best devices of 2018 a little earlier than usual. But of course, this is just us speculating.