Consumer electronics brand Infinix is finally ready to offer its first 5G smartphone, the Infinix Zero 5G, to Kenyans. The device, which has graced various markets around the world since its global reveal back in February, has been launched in Kenya today and is already up for pre-order.
The Infinix Zero 5G, according to Infinix, promises “higher speeds, seamless connection, faster downloads and greater coverage more accessible than ever before”.
It packs a 6.78-inch Full HD+ LCD panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and 500 nits of brightness, a benchmark-topping MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset, 8GB RAM (LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1 which should translate to large file transfers in seconds and, generally, very fast performance when doing things like opening games and other apps), 256GB onboard storage, a 48-megapixel camera at the back that captures up to 30X zoom and a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front.
The device has a 5,000mAh battery that has nearly a month’s standby and, according to Infinix, can last for over 9 hours when gaming.
We are also getting the extended RAM functionality that we have seen Infinix deploy on other devices before, seeing a memory increase from 8GB to 13GB thanks to the fusion of RAM and ROM.
Obviously, there’s the 5G network connectivity that we are getting to see on an Infinix device for the first time.
For those who are keen on the connectivity options, there’s also Wi-Fi 6 in the mix, which should translate to theoretical speeds of over 1.2 Gbps.
The device runs on Infinix’s XOS 10, which is based on Android 11, and comes with the usual boatload of bells and whistles we expect from Infinix that now includes a Google Assistant-like digital assistant.
Pre-orders for the device can be placed on Infinix’s own e-commerce platform, Xpark.
The device officially goes on sale in the open market on April 8th at a price of Kshs 33,000.