Infinix is quickly making amends for the uninspiring Hot 7 with an improved Hot 8 whose retail box has recently leaked ahead of launch.
The first amend, so it seems, is to add support for 4G LTE. Most people keep phones for years and we all know that areas currently without 4G should get it eventually and with the 4G-capable Hot 8, they’ll be future-proof. On the other hand, those who have the Hot 7 are stuck on 3G forever even if they move to a region with 4G.
This could be one of those tricks companies use to force users to upgrade to a newer or rather more expensive phone. And we know Infinix is no stranger to related strategies, having on several occasions released two variants of the same phone with 3G and 4G support as one of the main differences.
If the box is anything to go by, the upcoming Infinix Hot 8 could borrow some of the Infinix S4’s aesthetics. Or perhaps just about the entire external looks and feel. The box has an image of the Hot 8 with a waterdrop-style notch on an otherwise full-screen bar the tiny chin at the bottom. I hate to admit it but this type of notch looks much cleaner and minimal than the Hot 7.
The image also reveals that the Hot 8 will ship with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage with room to expand via a microSD card. In comparison, the Hot 7 sold in Nigeria has 1GB or 2GB RAM allied to 16GB or 32GB storage.
Still, we cannot guarantee that the aforementioned combo is what will come to Nigeria. This is especially since the Indian market got a far much superior variant of the Infinix Hot 7 than what we got here. What’s even more painful is that it offers more value for the same amount of money we pay for the weaker model sold here.
Rumored Infinix Hot 8 specs.
6.2-inch HD+ display screen
MediaTek Helio P25 SoC
4GB RAM, 64GB expandable storage
Dual 13MP + 2MP main camera
Android 9.0 Pie with XOS 5.0
Extras: Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB, dual-SIM, 4G LTE, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, etc.
The Infinix Hot 8 will reportedly be unveiled in India later this month priced at under INR 10,000, which is equivalent to about NGN50,000 in Nigeria and Kshs 14,500 in Kenya. It is alleged that Infinix will have it in Midnight Black, Aqua Blue, and Mocha Brown paint jobs.