Courtesy - NDTV

Pic Courtesy – NDTV Gadgets 360

Betting big on the booming Indian smartphone market, Infinix Mobiles, the online smartphone brand from TRANSSION Holdings has launched a mid-range selfie-focused S3 smartphone. With this launch, Infinix brings in its fourth global product series ‘HOT S’ to India. Infinix HOT S3 is currently available in 2 variants ie. 3GB + 32GB at Rs 8,999 and 4GB + 64GB priced at Rs 10,999. The main USP of the product is its 20-megapixel selfie camera with flash and Full View 18:9 display.

Smartphone brands are tapping on the selfie trend in India. Infinix HOT S3 with its 20 MP front camera gives crisp high-resolution photos with perfectly toned selfie images. Users also get to select the range of the flash which gives picture-perfect images in low-light. The HOT S3 comes with a unique feature called Full View selfie mode, which lets you capture the selfies on full-view screen. Not only this, the smartphone lets you take Bokeh shots, which focuses on you and dulls the background. The rear camera is of 13 mega-pixel with f2.0 aperture capable of 1080p videos.

Coming to the display… The Infinix HOT S3 has 18:9 aspect ratio and its 5.65 inches HD screen is fitted with a 5.2-inch phone body. An impressive 81 percent screen to body ratio also features 2.5D curved glass. Inside, the HOT S3 packs a good performance for its price.  The HOT S3 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor on both variants. Although, a brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 would have a cherry on the cake. During the hands-on, the phone felt extremely light despite having a 4000 mah battery.

Detailed Specifications of Infinix HOT S3

  • Screen Size – 5.65 inch
  • Display – HD+ Full View 2.5D curved Display with screen to body ratio at 81%
  • Dimensions – 152.28 x 72.8 x 8.4mm
  • Weight and Thickness – 150 grams and 8.4mm
  • Front Camera – 20mp with flash
  • Rear Camera – 13mp with flash
  • Memory – 3GB + 32GB | 4GB + 64GB
  • Price – Rs 8,999 | Rs 10,999
  • Battery – 4000mah with xCharge
  • OS – XOS 3.0 on Android Oreo
  • Processor – Snapdragon 430
  • Multi Card slots – 2 Nano SIM card + Memory Card Slot.
  • Connectivity – Volte calling, Bluetooth 4.2 and 3.5mm audio jack.
  • Colours – Sandstone Black, Brush Gold and Blue colour will be available soon.
  • In Box Accessories – Handsets, Adaptor, Micro USB cable, TPU case, User Manual, Warranty Card, SIM elector pin, Screen Guard.

Infinix has recently tied-up with Mumbai City FC football club and plans to introduce the blue colour variant during the occasion of ISL tournament.

Competitors – Xiaomi Redmi 5A, Honour 9 Lite, Smartron tphone, Infocus Vision 3,

– Chaitanya Kulkarni

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