Infinix Hot S3 with 20MP selfie camera and 4000 mAh battery launched at ₹8,999
Infinix Hot S3, the company’s first smartphone to feature a Full View display has been launched in India starting at ₹8,999 on Tuesday. The Hot S3 is a budget smartphone which comes with “game-changing” features and it may be one of the cheapest phones around to ship with Android Oreo in the country currently.
The Hot S3 sports a 5.65-inch HD+ full view display with 2.5D curved edges glass on top of it. At the heart there lays, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-core processor, clocked at 1.4GHz and Adreno 505 GPU which is coupled with either 3 GB RAM + 32 GB internal storage or 4 GB RAM + 64 GB internal storage. It supports microSD card and the storage can be expanded up to 128 GB.
The Hot S3 gets a 13 MP rear camera with f/2.0 and PDAF. The front shooter is a 20 MP, f/2.0, 1 μm Sony Sensor IMX 376, and 5P lens. Both the front and rear cameras get dual-LED flash. The rear camera supports several features including, Beauty mode, night mode, time-lapse and panorama. It also comes with a professional mode for accurate shots. Meanwhile, the Hot S3’s front camera gives users access to features like wide-angle selfies, Beauty mode as well as Bokeh mode.
Here are some camera samples:
Connectivity options on the Hot S3 include WiFi, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, OTG support and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone supports a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, gyro, accelerometer, GPS, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.
“India is an extremely significant market for Infinix and HOT S3 is getting launched in ‘India first’ before getting launched in other markets,” said Anish Kapoor, CEO, Infinix India in a press statement.
The phone is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery. Also, it is painted with XOS Hummingbird 3.0 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo.
The smartphone is set to go on sale for the first time in India on February 12 exclusively on Flipkart. The handset will be available in two colors — Sandstone Black and Brush Gold — as of now but in future, we’ll also get to see a Blue variant.
The base model i.e. 3 GB + 32 GB is priced at ₹8,999 and the 4 GB + 64 GB model is priced at ₹10,999.