Infinix Unveils first 5G Smartphone in Kenya, the Infinix Zero 5G

infinix zero 5G

Transsion’s products are pretty popular in Africa and as the company works to extend its reach to other markets, users can expect even better products from the associated brands like Infinix, Tecno, and iTel.

5G is also slowly taking shape with more and more carriers in the continent hopping onto the hype train. Locally, Safaricom is aggressively rolling out and expanding coverage for 5G, much to the delight of its customers.

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Infinix Zero 5G

Not too long ago, we saw reports that Infinix was working on its first-ever 5G-capable device but at the time, it was unclear which lineup this device would be part of.

Well now it is official, the rumored device is the Infinix Zero 5G.

Infinix Zero 5G Specifications

TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G Network BandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and SIM 2
3G Network BandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network BandsLTE band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41
5G Network Bands5G Bands: 1, 3, 28, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
Also Known AsInfinix Zero 5G
Also known as Infinix X6815, X6815B
Announced2022, February 8th Globally
StatusAvailable. Released 2022, February 14th in Kenya
BuildScratch Resistant Glass
- Glass back
- Plastic frame
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.78 inches, (88.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2460 pixels (388 ppi density)
Operating SystemAndroid 11
- XOS v10
ChipsetMediaTek MT6877 Dimensity 900 5G (6 nm)
CPUOcta-core (2x2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G68 MC4
Card SlotYes, up to 512 GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)
Camera TypeTriple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s)Main: 48MP, PDAF
Telephoto: 13MP Periscope, 125mm, f/3.4, PDAF 3x optical zoom, 30X Digital Zoom,
Camera FeaturesAutofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, HDR, Touch focus, Face detection
Video Resolution1080p@30/60fps
Camera TypeSingle Lens
Camera Sensor(s)16 MP selfie
Camera FeaturesFaceID, HDR, 6-level AI face Beauty
Video Resolution1080p@30fps
LoudspeakerYes, with single mono speaker
Speaker LocationChin, below display
Audio Jack TypeYes, 3.5mm audio jack
Sound EnhancementsActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- DTS Audio Technology
USBUSB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Wi-fiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
FM RadioYes, FM Radio
Battery CapacityNon-removable Li-Po 5000mAh battery
Fast Charging33W battery charging
SensorsFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
ColorsSkylight Orange, Horizon Blue, Cosmic Black
Java SupportNo
Box ContentsZero 5G / Charging Brick / USB cable / User Manual / Protective Cover

Of course, the Zero 5G comes with 5G support courtesy of the Dimensity 900 that powers the whole contraption. Keeping the device alive is a 5000mAh battery cell.

The Zero 5G’s design is perhaps the most striking feature. The device sports a design akin to what we saw with the OnePlus 9 devices which means an all-glass body with a camera array that is raised above the rear back courtesy of a curve in the back panel.

In the camera department, Zero 5G has a 48-megapixel main lens, along with a 13-megapixel telephoto, and a third AI Depth sensor. A 16 MP selfie shooter is also present.

Pricing and Availability

In the markets that the Inifnix Zero 5G is officially rolling out, the device is going for a rather reasonable $300. For a 5G device, this is an absolute bargain seeing as the other devices with support for this next-gen network for upwards of $500.

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The device should soon be available across major retail stores in the country and on Jumi and other e-commerce sites so be on the lookout for these listings soon.

Could this mean that we are finally seeing a reduction in the ‘early-adopters tax’ for 5G? Does this mean that we will soon be seeing more 5G devices at fairer pricetags? Only time will tell.


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