Infinix’s latest smartphone series, the Note 8, debuts in the Kenyan market today.
As earlier noted, Infinix will be unveiling the smartphone for the Kenyan market tonight at 8pm in an event streamed live on the brand’s YouTube channel, Facebook Page as well as aired live on local TV stations KTN (Home) and NTV.
According to a statement from Infinix, at the launch will be representatives from the Infinix brand as well as those from partners like MediaTek, which supplies the powerful G80 chipset used on the Note 8 and Note 8i and those from Imint which is responsible for video enhancement software platform Vidhance, included on the Infinix Note 8/8i in certain markets.
“Kenya’s hiphop sensation Octopizzo will also be a part of the launch as the Chief Experience Officer for the Infinix Note 8 to share his 4-week long experience with the device,” the statement adds.
Since its global unveiling on October 15, the Infinix Note 8 has garnered rave reviews online. You can look forward to our own in a few days.
The device and its sibling the Note 8i, have been up for pre-order in the country for just over a week now.
The Infinix Note 8 packs a large 6.95-inch display, has 6 cameras that promise a better photo and videography experience and an equally large 5,200mAh battery that lasts long.
The Infinix Note 8 is retailing at Kshs 21,799.
The Infinix Note 8i is going for Kshs 15,999 for the base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and Kshs 17,499 for the upper model with the same amount of memory (i.e. 4GB) but double the storage (i.e. 128GB).
Both devices are available at retail outlets countrywide and online through Xpark and Kilimall.
The main differences between the two devices lie in the sizes of their displays as well as the included cameras.
The Note 8i’s display is a tad smaller at 6.78 inches. Whereas the Infinix Note 8 marks the first time that the Infinix Note series boasts of dual front-facing cameras, the Note 8i still sticks with a solo selfie sensor. While it maintains the same quad-camera arrangement at the back, the main sensor is capped at 48-megapixels compared to the Note 8’s 64-megapixel shooter.
Watch our unboxing and first look at the Infinix Note 8: