Infinix Mobile has finally dropped the Infinix Hot 6, alongside the Infinix Hot 6 Pro. This is the successor to the Hot 5 and earlier Hot iterations which have thoroughly penetrated the Ugandan market in the last few years. As of writing this post, the Hot 6 should be ready for purchase at any of the available Infinix-branded stores and other partner vendors.
The Infinix Hot 6 reaffirms Infinix’s commitment to unleashing affordable, stylish and competitively specced devices with spunk. Infinix Mobile remains true to its MediaTek roots with the more modest Hot 6 even as it goes for glory in the Hot 6 Pro. Both devices are indistinguishable from one another, save what comes hidden under the hood. As we have already covered the Hot 6 Pro, it’s time for the equally impressive Hot 6 to shine.
Starting at the preliminaries, the Infinix Hot 6 has undergone a complete facelift and introduces new exciting premium features. For starters, the device comes with a 6-inch HD 18:9 Infinity Screen with 320 dpi. This aspect ratio expands the viewable screen area without any noticeable change in phone size. Fewer bezels means more screen.
Infinix Hot 6 Specs
Announced: 2018, April
Available: 2018, May
Model: Infinix X606B
Colors: Blush Gold/Bordeaux Red/Sandstone Black/Sapphire Blue
SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM)
OS: XOS Hummingbird v3.3.0 based on Android™ 8.1.0 (32 bit Go Edition)
Network: GSM, WCDMA, GPRS, EDGE, HSPA
Dimensions: 152.2 x 71.7 x 5.6 mm
Display: 6.0″ HD 1440 x 720px 18:9 Full Display
CPU: MediaTek MT6580 Quad-core 1.3GHz, 64bit, ARM Cortex-A7 Mali-400 MP Processor
Memory: 16GB ROM, 1GB RAM, microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)
Camera: 13M (4160 x 3120) Dual LED rear flash, 5M (2560 x 1920) front Camera with Dual LED Flash
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, OTG, WiFi Direct.
Sensors: Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Orientation, Ambient Light, Proximity, Compass, Fingerprint, Face-ID
Battery: Non -Removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Under the hood, the Hot 6 comes with a Cortex Arm version 7 MediaTek processor running the latest Android Oreo 8.1.0 Go Edition. This stripped down Android version is optimized to run on limited system resources. Android Go Edition comes with likewise resource-conscious apps such as Google Go, Gmail Go, YouTube Go and Maps Go, to name a few. The Hot 6 has been tweaked to function buttery smooth despite the limited RAM.
The device ships with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM (expandable to 32GB), a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera and also Fingerprint and Face ID for added security. To ensure added mobility, the Infinix Hot 6 comes with a monstrous 4000 mAh to get you through most of the day.
We will bring you a first-impressions once we get ahold of the Hot 6 and take it on a test drive. It comes in different shades; Sandstone Black, Blush Gold, Bordeaux Red and Sapphire Blue. The Infinix Hot 6 is retailing at a modest price of UGX 468,000. In Kampala, find it at; MTN stores, Banana Phone World outlets, Banana Fashion City, Micromax and Berries.