Infinix, a sub-brand of Transsion Holdings, has announced the launch of their latest smartphone in the new Smart series, the Infinix Smart 2, today, in India. The phone features a FullView display as well as Dual VoLTE.
Infinix Smart 2
The Infinix Smart 2 sports a 5.45-inch HD+ FullView display with a resolution of 1440×720 pixels. The 18:9 display has a maximum brightness of 500 nits and an 83% screen-to-body ratio. The screen covers 72% of NSC color space and has a 1:1000 contrast ratio. Powering the phone is a MediaTek 6739 quad-core chipset, clocked at 1.5 GHz. The PowerVR GE8100 developed by Imagination Technologies handles all the graphics. It comes two RAM and storage variants – 2 GB RAM with 16 GB storage & 3 GB RAM with 32 GB storage. Both the variants offer a dedicated microSD card slot that can accept cards up to 128 GB in size. The phone runs on Infinix’s custom XOS 3.3 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anish Kapoor, CEO Infinix India said,
“As India is undergoing rapid technology changes with 4G LTE expected to be adopted by 85% of the Indian market by 2018 (Source: published ET news), hence, there is a pressing need in the market for Dual-VoLTE smartphones in the budget segment. We at Infinix have a clear goal in mind of bringing exceptional devices across all price segments which empowers our customers with premium smartphone experience sans the premium pricing. SMART 2 is a validation of the same.”
As for the cameras, the Infinix Smart 2 comes with a 13 MP rear camera that sits behind a f/2.0 lens. It has Phase Detection AutoFocus paired with a Dual LED flash. The rear camera offers modes such as HDR, Beauty, Night and Panorama.
To the front, the phone comes with an 8 MP selfie camera which has a f/2.0 aperture and a dual LED flash on the front, as well. It comes with options such as 9 Levels of beauty for better selfies, Wide Selfies and a Bokeh selfie mode for blurring the background.
He further added,
“Infinix SMART 2 is a future-ready budget smartphone which can enable two 4G VoLTE SIM cards active in your phone simultaneously. Filling-in the gap for generation next, this latest smartphone ticks every box for consumer looking for a perfect package in the budget segment under 6K by offering the combination of features such as 18:9 Full View display, 8MP Selfie Camera with Dual LED Flash and Dual SIM, Dual VoLTE (4G+4G) and Face Unlock.”
The Infinix Smart 2 features a 3050 mAh battery which is said to offer up to 21 hours of 4G talk-time or 81 hours of music playback via a headset. While the phone lacks a fingerprint scanner, it does come with face unlock which is claimed to unlock the smartphone in just 0.3 seconds.
For connectivity, the Infinix Smart 2 has support for Dual SIM Dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS. The phone features a 3.5 mm headphone jack and has support for FM radio. The phone weighs only 138 gms and is 8.4 mm thick.
To celebrate the launch of Smart 2 on Flipkart, Mr. Ayyappan Rajagopal, Senior Director – Mobiles at Flipkart said,
“We are excited to launch the new Infinix Smart 2 on Flipkart. This product truly ensures an uncompromising smartphone experience for the masses at an affordable price. This offering will play a key role for Flipkart in the sub 8K segment by ensuring quality smartphones with the latest features are democratized and made accessible to all.”
Pricing and Availability of Infinix Smart 2
The Infinix Smart 2 comes in Bordeaux Red, City Blue, Sandstone Black and Serene Gold colors. The pricing of the phone comes at INR 5,999 for the 2 GB RAM variant and INR 6,999 for 3 GB RAM model. The phone will be sold exclusively on Flipkart, starting from August 10.