Infinix is a relatively unknown smartphone brand in Nepal. They have previously launched Infinix Smart 4 in Nepal. And now they are going to launch Infinix Hot 9 in Nepal soon.
They are a Hong-Kong based manufacturer that mostly make affordable smartphones. Sarathi Enterprises is the official distributor of the Inifinx mobiles in Nepal.
Infinix Hot 9 is a budget smartphone and it was launched in India on 29th May 2020. And, it’s finally going to launch in Nepal.
So, what do we get with the Infinix Hot 9? Let’s find out!
Infinix Hot 9 Specifications
- Body: 165.4 x 76.8 x 8.8 mm, 185 g, Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.6 inches IPS LCD, 720×1600 Resolution, 20:9 Aspect Ratio, 266 ppi
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
- GPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
- Memory: 32GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM
- OS: Android 10, XOS 6.0
- Rear Camera: 13 MP, (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
- 2 MP, (macro)
- 2 MP, (depth)
- QVGA (Low light sensor)
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Front Camera: 8 MP, (wide)
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
- USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- Misc: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
- Colors: Midnight Black, Quetzal Cyan, Violet, Ocean Wave
Infinix Hot 9 Price in Nepal: ~Rs. 18,000 (4/64GB Expected)
Infinix Hot 9 Overview
Infinix Hot 9 has a plastic back and a plastic frame which they call Unique Gem Cut Texture design. It uses a glossy finish on the back and looks like glass at first glance. The Hot 9 uses trending rectangular camera module on the back flanked by a fingerprint sensor.
On the front, it uses a punch-hole display. So, it has minimum bezels all around.
Infinix Hot 9 has a 6.6 inches IPS LCD display. It’s an HD+ panel with a screen resolution of 720 * 1600 pixels and has a screen ratio of 20:9.
Infinix calls it the infinity-O display which is the term coined by Samsung for its punch hole displays.
Underneath, the Hot 9 is powered by MediaTek Helio A25 processor. It’s built-in 12nm process and has an Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU and PowerVR GE8320 GPU.
Along with it, it has 2GB, 2GB, or 4GB of RAM along with 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB ROM.
Helio A25 is a budget chipset that will provide decent performance for general tasks but it won’t play games. It’s an entry-level chipset that has a GPU from PowerVR. The GPU is clocked at 600 MHz whereas the CPU is clocked at 1.8GHz.
Infinix Hot 9 has a quad-camera setup with a 13MP main sensor, 2MP macro sensor, 2MP depth sensor, and a QVGA low light sensor.
On the front, it has a single 8MP sensor for selfies.
Infinix Hot 9 comes with a huge 5000 mAh battery which will last for more than a day. But, it doesn’t come with fast charging.
It runs on XOS 6.0 on top of Android 10. It’s good that it is using Android 10 but XOS 6.0 is very unfamiliar.
Furthermore, it comes with DRS audio processing for better audio clarity.
Infinix Hot 9 Price in Nepal and Availability
Infinix Hot 9 is priced at INR 9,499 for the 4GB RAM/64GB ROM variant. This translates to Rs. 15,217 in Nepal. So, we guess the Infinix Hot 9 price in Nepal will be around 17-18k.
|Model Name||Expected Price in Nepal||Availability in Nepal|
|Infinix Hot 9 (4/64GB)||~ Rs. 18000||Before the first week of August.|
Ther are lots of variants of Infinix Hot 9 but we think they will launch the 3/64GB or 4/64GB variant in Nepal.
Infinix Hot 9 looks good with a decent design. It looks appealing with a quad-camera setup on the rear and punch-hole display. But, it’s processing power is not as impressive. Helio A25 is an entry-level processor and if it’s launch price is around Rs.17k/18k then there are better performing phones for the price.
Phones like Realme C3 and Redmi 8 are much better than the Infinix Hot 9. On top of that, it’s OS is also not familiar. However, it might do well in the Nepali market if it’s priced well and aggressive.
So, what are your thoughts about Infinix Hote 9? Share your thoughts in the comments below.