Meet Infinix’s trio of new devices: the Note 12, Hot 12 and Smart 6 HD

Infinix has long held the position of budget champion in the country, and it seems the company is still minding this market group, even though it is now trying to make inroads into the mid-range and the highest end of the market.

2 weeks ago, the company launched three new devices, the Infinix Note 12, Infinix Hot 12, and Infinix Smart 6 HD.

The first two devices fall in the mid-range category, while the Smart 6 HD is a budget offering running Android’s streamlined version, Android Go.

Infinix Note 12

Starting with the most premium model of the three devices, the Infinix Note 12 has a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels.

By fitting a more expensive AMOLED display on a budget device, Infinix caps the refresh rate at 60 Hz as a result, since going for a higher refresh rate could lead to the device being more expensive than intended.

As expected, the budget champion MediaTek Helio G88 powers the Note 12.

The camera features a triple setup consisting of the main 50 MP sensor, a 2 MP macro lens, and a QVGA auxiliary module. The selfie camera on the other hand is more simple, featuring a single 16 MP sensor.

The Infinix Note 12 will have several RAM/storage configurations, featuring either 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM and storage stretching all the way to 128 GB.

The device comes out of the box running Android 11 but with a coat of Infinix 10.6 on top. Decent battery life should be expected with a straightforward 5,000 mAh battery backed up with 33 W fast charging.

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Infinix Hot 12

The Infinix Hot 12 is bigger topping out at 6.82 inches however, it packs the less impressive IPS LCD with an HD+ resolution compared to the AMOLED display found on the Infinix Note 12.

What it has over the Note 12  is a higher refresh rate of 90 Hz. Internally, you get the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC.

The phone is listed with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, however, there might be other variants down the line with different RAM/storage configurations.

Just like the Note 12, you get a triple camera set up at the rear, however, it is less impressive featuring a 13 MP main sensor, 2 MP secondary sensor, and an AI sensor to round things up. The selfie camera is also disappointing at only 8 MP.

Interestingly, the Hot 12 ships with Android 12 unlike the Note 12 which comes with Android 11 out of the box.

Infinix Smart 6 HD

Being the cheapest of the three devices, the Smart 6 HD packs a Unisoc SC9863A chipset made on the 28 nm architecture. It is safe to say this particular device won’t be winning any speed tests any time soon.

The main camera features an 8 MP sensor as well as an AI one, while the front camera has a 5 MP sensor.

Just like the two models above, the Smart 6 HD has a 5,000 mAh battery but with a lower charging speed of 10 W.

You also only get 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, however, the Android 11 Go running on the device should make day-to-day activities smooth.

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Infinix is yet to make it clear whether the Note 12 and Smart 6 HD will get updates to Android 12, or even Android 13 for all three of them.

Naftaly is a Computer Science graduate with a passion for tech, video games and pop culture. When he is not writing articles for AndroidKenya, he is probably rewatching the Lord of the Rings trilogy for the hundredth time. Email at criskariuki@gmail.com Twitter @KarisNaftaly

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