Not so long ago, the Infinix S2 appeared on benchmarking platform Geekbench, revealing a few technical specs of the phone ahead of its official launch on April 10.
Just like last year’s Infinix Hot S, this year’s model will also be accompanied by a Pro version dubbed Infinix S2 Pro. The 2016 models had slight variations in terms of hardware configurations and if the latest benchmarks are anything to go by, the case will be the same with the 2017 Infinix S2 series.
You may have noticed the missing “Hot” tag in this year’s Infinix S2 series. Well, the company decided to ditch this tag in favor of Infinix S2 and S2 Pro, which is not bad at all. That aside, previous benchmarks of the standard model revealed that there won’t be any significant hardware changes when compared to last year’s model.
The same MediaTek MT6753 octa-core was spotted on the standard Infinix S2 alongside a RAM of 2GB and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Interestingly, the same will be happening for the Infinix S2 Pro with respect to the Hot S Pro, where the same MT6753 SoC has been listed alongside a RAM of 3GB. Both phones’ processors will have the same clock speed of 1.3GHz as well as a Mali-T720 GPU, but the storage of the Pro version has been doubled to 32GB, including support for microSD card storage. This means that the standard S2 will ship with 16GB of internal storage, which can also be expanded.
In short, the Infinix S2 and Infinix S2 Pro will keep most of the hardware specs found on the inaugural models released in 2016. The story will also be the same as far as the software is concerned, with the devices expected to be powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. At a time when budget devices are already coming in with Android 7.0 Nougat, Infinix Mobility could have definitely done better than this.
Where the Infinix Hot S Pro came in with a 13MP lens on the back and an 8MP shooter on the front, the incoming model gets a dual-lens setup on the front that adds a 13MP shooter to the previous 8MP. As for the back, it’s possible that the same 13MP shooter will be retained, probably with a few more features and software tweaks. Whether the screen size will shift from 5.2 inches with HD resolution remains to be seen, but it’s highly unlikely.
It’s only a few days before we get to know the exact details of these two phones, with the launch event set to take place on April 10th. As for now, be sure to take this report with a grain of salt.