As we step into 2024, Infinix is all set to make waves in the budget smartphone market with the impending launch of its Smart 8 series. The series, showcasing a blend of innovation and affordability, is poised to cater to the evolving needs of cost-conscious yet tech-savvy consumers.
First in the lineup is the Infinix Smart 8, slated for release in India on January 13, 2024. The Smart 8 is expected to feature a 6.6-inch LCD screen, boasting an HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. A standout feature is its ‘Dynamic Island’ design, a nod to contemporary styling trends. The device is also equipped with a side fingerprint scanner, an 8MP front camera complemented by LED light, and a robust 50MP main camera at the rear – a first in its price segment.
Infinix Smart 8 Specifications
|January 13, 2024
|6.6-inch LCD, HD+ resolution, 90Hz refresh rate
|‘Dynamic Island’ style
|50MP main camera
|8MP with LED light
|4GB, plus 4GB virtual RAM
|5,000mAh with USB-C charging
|Below Rs 7,000 (~RM398)
|Rainbow Blue, Shiny Gold, Timber Black, Galaxy White
Infinix Smart 8 Pro Specifications
|December 20, 2023
|Expected 6.6-inch, 720p resolution
|MediaTek Helio P35
|Base Model Features
|Unisoc T606 chipset, 90Hz display, 13MP main camera, 5,000mAh battery, 10W charging
|Expected Price Range
|Slightly higher than NGN82,000 (~RM418) for base model
Under the hood, the Smart 8 will be powered by a sturdy 5,000mAh battery, supported by efficient USB-C charging. It comes with 4GB of RAM, supplemented by an additional 4GB of virtual RAM, and 64GB of storage. Set to be priced under Rs 7,000 (~RM398), the phone will be available in vibrant shades like Rainbow Blue, Shiny Gold, Timber Black, and Galaxy White. Prospective buyers can catch a glimpse of the phone’s design and specs on Flipkart prior to its official debut.
In parallel, the Smart 8 Pro is also making headlines with its recent SIRIM certification. Though its release date is still under wraps, the certification hints at an imminent launch. The Smart 8 Pro is rumored to be powered by the MediaTek Helio P35 chipset, paired with 3GB of RAM, and will operate on Android 13. It’s expected to sport a 720p display, likely 6.6 inches in size, aligning with the series’ design ethos.
The base model Smart 8, launched last November, set the stage with its Unisoc T606 chipset, a 90Hz display, and a 5,000mAh battery, among other features. Priced at around NGN82,000 (~RM418), the Pro variant is anticipated to be slightly more expensive, offering enhanced features for a marginally higher cost.
Infinix’s Smart 8 series represents the brand’s commitment to delivering quality and innovation at accessible price points. As the smartphone market continues to evolve, Infinix positions itself as a key player in the budget segment, offering advanced features without breaking the bank.