The Infinix S2 Pro was unveiled in Kenya early last week and so far, the “Wefie” smartphone has had a great reception thanks to one thing – a dual-lens front or rather selfie camera.
Coming in as a budget phone, the Infinix S2 Pro has more than just camera prowess to offer thanks to the fact that it packs some really impressive hardware specs as well. The phone has a 5.2-inch HD display screen, a MediaTek MT6753 processor that is clocked at 1.3GHz and paired with an impressive RAM of 3GB. In terms of storage, the phone has 32GB, which can be expanded using a microSD card. To keep it alive is a decent 3000mAh battery unit that supports fast charging technology while software-wise, you will have to deal with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, although a possible update to Android 7.0 Nougat could follow sooner or later.
On the back of the Infinix S2 Pro is a 13MP camera with a dual-tone LED flash, autofocus and a pixel size of 1.12 microns. But it’s on the front panel where the real power of the S2 Pro lives. Here, you’ll come across an impressive dual-lens camera of 13MP+8MP with support for autofocus and an included soft LED flash to illuminate the selfies when taken in the dark.
While the details of the lenses’ aperture and video recording capabilities are still unclear, one major aspect of that makes the Infinix S2 Pro the perfect, budget selfie smartphone in the Kenyan market is the impressive wide-angle view of 135 degrees. There’s no phone in the local market with such a huge wide-angle view and with this, you are promised of an enhanced field of view.
Just in case you didn’t know, having a wide-angle lens on a smartphone camera makes it the best when it comes to taking good selfies. Typically, front cameras are designed to capture objects or rather images at close range, which is quite contrary to the rear snapper. When the object is close to the camera, the field of view grows smaller and the result would be selfies that look like they’ve been zoomed in, yet they have no extra details.
Imagine a case where you’d want to capture a moment with five or more of your friends. If your phone has a narrow field of view, you’ll definitely have a hard time fitting each face in the selfie, leave alone what each one is doing. But the Infinix S2 Pro is here to take care of this shortcoming with its 135-degree wide-angle view. Not only does the S2 Pro selfie camera make it easier to shoot selfies, but it also allows the shot to capture more details in your surroundings.
This wide-angle lens also means that you can be very close to the camera lens, yet capture an image of yourself and some other details around you, which not only adds more flavor to your selfies, but also makes them unique when compared to the competition, including the 120-degree 16MP selfie camera used on the Tecno Camon CX.
It gets even better when looking at the price of the Infinix S2 Pro, which comes at just ksh 15, 699 on Jumia, a 21% discount on the usual price of ksh 19,995. Click here to buy one – or more (pun intended).
Meanwhile, the standard Infinix S2 has been spotted in Morocco with the same specs and features as the S2 Pro, but with a smaller 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. If it hits the Kenyan stores, it could be priced even more affordably than the high-end S2 Pro, but the details of its availability are still unknown.