Infinix company manufactures affordable smartphones with an unexpected features in the price segment. Cheap phone with better specs got huge attention on Indian market. Infinix launched new products recently. In Nepal, we got Infinix Hot 9 Series launched with very low price. Infinix Hot 9 Play becomes the actual debut in Nepal, but before that Infinix Smart 4 was launched through Sarathi Enterprises.
Infinix Hot 9 series includes: Hot 9, Hot 9 Pro and Hot 9 Play. However, they all have similar specifications. Though, Hot 9 Play is only product that launched and brand made debut in Nepal. So here, we’ll be discussing the specs, availability, and price of Infinix Hot 9 Pro in Nepal.
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Infinixi Hot 9 Play Max Overview
Starting with the design, the whole body is poly-carbonate material made which gives metallic illusion. The rear side, you will get a dual camera setup with triple LED-Flash. However, you will might see 3 lens illusion because of the setup design. The camera bump is almost none, where Infinix had worked hard for it. There is no feel of wobble while device is place on flat surface with rear side down.
Further more on rear, fingerprint scanner is placed and a branding name below that. Looking on right side, there is a volume rocker and also the power on/off button. Over the left side, device has the dual-SIM card tray including dedicated microSD card slot.
Then coming to button area, there is an 3.5 mm headphone jack port with microUSB port. Having a microUSB port instead of Type-C is kind of okay for the mentioned price. Also, you will not be getting bottom speaker grill on Hot 9 Play but it is on other devices from series. So, Infinix built the speaker on the front as an earpiece which works great for speaker audio. Also, it includes LED notification indicators beside the front speaker.
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Moving on to the screen, it has the screen size of 6.82-inches which is larger than other from the series. Hot 9 Play uses IPS TFT LCD panel with HD+ resolution of 720 x 1640 pixels. The phone has the 20:9 aspect ratio with 263 ppi pixel density.
There is a tiny bezel with a notch for the front camera. The dew-drop notch isn’t that bad and distracting. For the price it came, the display quality is quite impressive as of the colors are accurate and vibrant.
Performance and Memory
Under the hood, the device offers MediaTel Helio A22 which is an entry-level chipset. This processor will be alright for the entry-level. Furthermore, the device has PowerVR GE8320 GPU which might not provide a well experience for the gaming. But it has enough abilities to handle day to day multitasking.
Thus, it is available in three RAM variant : i.e. 2 GB, 3 GB and 4 GB. Similarly, there is two options for the storage: 32 GB and 64 GB internal storage variants. But in Nepal, we got the 2/32 GB variant only. In addition, storage can be expanded up to 256 GB using microSD card.
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The rectangular camera setup on rear offers dual camera lens and for front 1 lens on drew-drop notch setup. The primary rear camera lens is of 13 MP accompanied by QVGA low light sensor. Also, on the setup you will see Triple-LED flash as well. On the front, the device sets an 8 MP selfie shooter lens. Front camera is also capable of recording 1080p video at 30fps.
Battery and Others
Checking on the batteries, it packs a huge 6,000 mAh battery which is much big for an entry-level device. However, this battery might be big but without any fast charging option. Infinix claims that the battery can last up to 34 days on standby whereas 34 hours on talk time. It takes about 3 hours to fully charge the battery from 0% to 100%.
Most importantly, the Operating System. This device operates on their custom OS named XOS Dolphin UI 6.0 and runs over Android 10. the device comes with Android Go Edition. Google apps are pre-installed.
Other features are; 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, headphone jack port, microUSB and dual-SIM.
Infinix Hot 9 Play Price in Nepal and Availability
This device is available in 4 colors options: Midnight Black, Quetzal Cyan, Violet, Ocean Wave. Price of Infinix Hot 9 Play in Nepal is Rs. 11,490 for the available 2/32 GB variant. The smartphone can be bought from the Daraz.
|Model Name||Price in Nepal|
|Infinix Hot 9 Play (2/32 GB)||Rs. 11,499|
Full Specifications of Infinix Hot 9 Play
|Front Camera||8 MP|
|Back Camera||13 MP + QVGA|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio A22|
|Internal Storage||32 GB|
|Price in Nepal||Rs. 11,499 (2/32 GB)|
|Price in India||INR 8,566 (2/32 GB)|
|Dimension||171.82 x 77.96 x 8.9 mm|
|Sim Slot||Dual SIM|
|Operating System||Android 10, XOS UI 6.0|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Quetzal Cyan, Violet, Ocean Wave|
|Type||IPS TFT LCD|
|Resolution||720 x 1460 pixels|
|Lens||8 MP, Wide Lens|
|Optical Image Stabilization||N0|
|Autofocus||No, Fixed Focus|
|Lens||13 MP, Wide Lens QVGA, Low Light Sensor|
|Flash||Yes, Triple-LED Flash|
|Optical Image Stabilization||No|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio A22 (12 nm)|
|Processor||Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Internal Storage||32 GB|
|Expandable Storage||Yes, microSD card, up to 256 GB|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, on front earpiece|
|Wi-Fi Features||Hotspot, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|USB Type||microUSB, USB On-The-Go|
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|