Infinix Mobility has finally landed in India and to mark its debut is the launch of the Infinix Note 4, a phone that is already selling in several markets, including Kenya.
There are lots of similarities between the Infinix Note 4 headed to the Indian market and the one selling here in Kenya. But there are also some differences between the two variants. In fact, the differences are what will concern you more than the similarities, but this is nothing new in the smartphone industry.
Unlike the Infinix Note 4 model that was released in Kenya and other markets a few weeks ago, those in India will be getting a phone that has a superior hardware package. This superior hardware package is exactly what people have been looking for in the Note 4, but the company has decided to take this to India, a market that is very competitive when it comes to smartphones – more so the budget smartphones.
Where the phone gets the same design language, a 5.7-inch 1080p display screen, a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, the latest Android 7.0 Nougat, a 4300mAh battery unit as well as a MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz, the Indian variant steps up from the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage used on the variant sold in Kenya to a much better package of 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
This is the only change the Infinix Note 4 gets in India, but it’s the most vital change that many other markets would definitely welcome. The cameras remain unchanged at 13MP on the back and 8MP on the front, but the price will also interest you.
In Kenya, the Infinix Note 4 has a price tag of Ksh 13,999, but in India, the high-end variant of the same phone is priced at Rs 8,999. When converted, this figure comes to about Ksh 14,500, which is not so different from the price of the lower-end variant of the Note 4. Whether this same 3GB/32GB variant of the Note 4 will be headed to Kenya and other markets is still unknown, but we should find out very soon.
The launch of the Infinix Note 4 was also accompanied by the unveiling of the Infinix Hot 4 Pro. This phone has been around for a while now, but as expected, the Indian variant also gets a slightly better hardware package as compared to what we know about the phone. The phone keeps the same 5.5-inch HD screen, a 4000mAh battery unit, a MediaTek MT6737 SoC and a 13MP/5MP camera combination, but the RAM has been upped to 3GB alongside the same 16GB of storage. For this, you’ll pay a budget price of Rs 7,499 or about Ksh 12,200.
Both the Infinix Note 4 and Hot 4 Pro support 4G LTE connectivity as well as VoLTE calling. Both phones will start selling in India as from August 3, which is Thursday this week, via Flipkart.