Infinix has a new trio of budget devices, the Infinix Smart 6 HD, Infinix Hot 12, and the Infinix Note 12. The three models span the entry-level smartphone market up to the cut-off point, where the Infinix Note 12 is right at the border of the midrange and entry-level. Where is the distinction?
However, going by a report from GSMArena, it seems like the Chinese company has another Note model yet to be released, which going by the leaked specs, will fall right in the middle range sector.
The leak from GSMArena comes in a series of images that were shared with the publication by an unspecified tipster.
If the device does turn out to be part of the Note lineup, it will be the sequel to the Infinix Note 11 Pro, which was a more powerful version of the Infinix Note 11.
The first image shows the unnamed Infinix model with a 108 MP label at the back. For comparison, the Infinix Note 12 only has a 50 MP 1/2.8” sensor. There is also a “12-24 mm” marking on the back of the phone, which GSMArena believes is an indication of an ultrawide module being part of the camera setup.
The vanilla Note 12 does not have any ultrawide sensor, instead, it only features a 2 MP sensor alongside the main 50 MP one for depth shots. The only time the Chinese company has used a 108 MP sensor was on the Zero X Pro, Infinix’s flagship for 2021.
In terms of the internals, the tipster reveals the new Note model will be powered by the Helio G96, which is more powerful than the Helio G88 that is found on the vanilla Note 12.
The main difference between the two chipsets is that the G96 has two A76 cores, which are faster than the A75 cores present in the G88. The two chipsets however share the same Mali-G57 MC2 GPU.
Infinix is yet to release a device that has faster than 100 W charging, other than their concept phone which they showcased last year. However, this new Infinix model is expected to shoot past this barrier with a charging speed rated at 120 W.
Other battery-related details such as the capacity and the 0 – 100 % charge time are still unknown at the moment, but it should realistically post a charging time well under 30 minutes.
For comparison, the vanilla Note 12 has a battery rated at 5,000 mAh with 33 W charging support. As we showed earlier, phones with super-fast charging speeds tend to have slightly smaller batteries. Therefore, the 120W charging speed might hint at a battery size in the 4,500 mAh region.
As is the case with most leaks, the expected release date for the Infinix model is unknown. However, as the leak is real pictures instead of renders, the model might already be ready for shipping, which means we might see it in the coming few weeks or months at worst.
If it does fall in the midrange market, the new Infinix Note will go head-to-head against the numerous Redmi Note 11 variants, which have equally good specs. Check our review for the base Redmi Note 11 here.