Set up in 2009 in Hong-Kong, Infinix is a vendor of smartphone and tablets. They have an R&D centers in France and Korea and manufacturing centers in China.
Infinix has opened office in 6 African countries which include Nigeria, Ghana, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Kenya. They are offering a series of affordable smartphones and tablets with some jaw dropping specs and prices. In the smartphone category, Infinix offers the Alpha, Race, Surf, Diamond and Zero series. For tablets they have the “Joypad” 7, 8, 8S and 10 series.
However Infinix is a completely new brand in the Ugandan market. The device marker will have to compete with established brands like Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Huawei, HTC and Tecno. The vendor is wise enough to offer devices with high-end specs at irresistible prices just like Chinese phone Vendor Tecno — a strategy that has made it extremely successful in markets like Nigeria.
Infinix X507 Price and Availability
The vendor is currently working with online retailer Jumia Uganda to sell the Infinix smartphones although the device has been available in other African countries like Nigeria and Kenya. The device is available for pre-order from Jumia Uganda website for a price of UGX 274,000 available in white, yellow, red and black colors. Jumia Uganda says the Infinix Hot will start shipping from last week of February.
Infinix X507 Full Specifications
The Infinix Hot spots a powerful Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek processor, 16GB of ROM, 1 GB RAM, a 5MP camera and 2000mAh Li-Ion battery. As you can tell, these are not specs for device going for less than UGX 300k.
- Type: IPS, capacitive, touchscreen with 16,000,000 colors
- Size: 5.0 inches, 480 x 854 pixels, 196 pixels per inch
- OS: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- CPU: 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A7
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6582
- GPU: Mali-400MP2
- Card slot: MicroSD, up to 32GB
- Internal: 16GB
- RAM: 1GB
- Alert: types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio port: 3.5mm jack
- 2G GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
- 3G Up to 21 mbps downlink; Up to 5.67 mbps uplink
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot
- Bluetooth Version 4.0
- GPS A-GPS
- USB MicroUSB v2.0
- Primary: 5MP, up to 2592 x 1944-pixel pictures camera with LED flash
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Secondary: 2MP up to 1600 x 1200-pixel picture
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
- Browser: HTML
- FM Radio
- MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
- Image viewer and editor
- Document viewer and editor
- Capacity: 2000mAh Li-Ion battery
Image: Jumia Uganda