Infinix Hot 12 series launched in Kenya, pricing starts at Kshs 16,500

Infinix took the wraps off one of its latest smartphones, the Hot 12, recently.

At an event at the University of Nairobi where students at the institution were showcasing the various innovative ideas they had been working on, Infinix, which was sponsoring the event, used the opportunity to show off its latest youth-focused device.

The Infinix Hot series has, in the past, been a key cog in the Infinix wheel acting as the next tier after its entry-level efforts which are currently handled by the Smart series.

The Infinix Hot 12 series was unveiled, globally, alongside the new Infinix Smart 6 series.

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The Hot 12 comprises the standard variant and a ‘Play’ variant, along the lines of other Play-branded devices that we have seen from the Chinese brand before. The Play variant is a step below the standard variant, offering some of the features of the Hot 12 but stepped down and, most importantly for the targeted buyers, for much less.

The Infinix Hot 12 features a 6.8-inch HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 4GB RAM (which can be extended by up to 5 gigabytes using Infinix’s RAM fusion tech), 128GB onboard storage, a MediaTek G85 chipset and a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast-charging using the supplied power adaptor. There’s a variant of the device with 6GB RAM but, as far as the information we have goes, that is not what we are getting locally.

The Hot 12 Play has an additional 64GB internal storage configuration variant.

On the camera front, there’s an 8-megapixel front-facing camera and a 13-megapixel triple AI camera at the back that Infinix says features a powerful image algorithm.

Pricing for the series, as highlighted in the headline, starts at Kshs 16,500 for the base model Infinix Hot 12 Play (64GB storage, 4GB RAM) and goes as high as Kshs 20,000 for the standard Infinix Hot 12 (with 4GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage). The 128GB storage variant of the Hot Play is going for Kshs 18,500.

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