We’re almost getting into the festive season which means one thing for the mobile world, launch after launch of flagships from our favorite manufacturers. In the past few weeks we’ve seen the launch of Tecno Phantom 8 and now, Infinix has launched its 2017 flagships, Infinix Zero 5 and Zero 5 Pro in partnership with e-commerse site Jumia.
The successors to last year’s Infinix Zero 4 and Zero 4 Plus, both spot a dual camera set up and come in a set of flashy new colors; sandstone black, champagne gold and bordeaux red, bronze, gold, black while packing impressive specs.
The devices both spot dual camera. A 12MP normal lens and a 13MP telephoto lens. This is at par with most recent flagships. According to the compant, this combo helps deliver a remarkable DSLR-like experience. How true this statement is will be determined when we get the device in house for review. Heads-up, early reviews show that it actually works rather well.
The star of the show could easily be the front facing camera. Infinix packed a 16MP selfie shooter with an LED flash on both devices. In this Instagram and selfie age, this will no doubt be one of the main selling points for these devices.
Both devices spot 6GB RAM which at its price point is pretty unheard of. The base model Zero 5 comes with 64GB internal storage that is expandable while the Zero 5 Pro comes with a massive 128GB storage. They both run Android 7 Nougat with Infinix’s XOS 3.0 Hummingbird on top. Disapponting we didn’t see the newer Android 8.0 Oreo but Infinix promises an update soon.
Zero 5 Specifications
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Pricing and Availability
During the official unveilling event in Dubai, Infinix announced that they will make the device available exclusively through their e-commerce partners; Souq.com in the Middle East, Flipkart in India and Jumia in Africa.
In Kenya, the devices are exlusively available on Jumia. The Infinix Zero 5 goes for Ksh 27,000 while the beefier Zero 5 Pro goes for Ksh 30,000.