Affordable Infinix Hot S3 with 20MP selfie camera, 18:9 display launched: Price, Specifications

The Android Oreo based smartphone will be available for purchase exclusively on Flipkart starting February 12

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Highlights

    • Infinix Hot S3 launched for a price starting at Rs 8999
    • It features a 5.65-inch HD+ 18:9 display
    • It runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box

Infinix Mobile has just launched the ‘India first’ smartphone, the Infinix Hot S3 at an event in Mumbai. The new Infinix smartphone launched at a starting price of Rs 8,999 will be exclusive to Flipkart. Buyers can purchase the handset on the e-commerce portal from February 12 noon.

The Hong Kong based manufacturer has targeted this smartphone at selfie enthusiasts. The Infinix Hot S3 boasts of a 20MP Sony IMX 376 sensor up front with f/2.0 apperture, 5P lens and dual-LED soft flashlight. The phone offers three flash levels – low, medium and high to suit different needs. The camera app includes bokeh effect and full-view selfie mode. On the rear side, it has a 13MP camera with a similar aperture, phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) and another dual-LED flash.

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Specs-wise, the Infinix Hot S3 features a 5.65-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixel resolution) screen with 18:9 aspect ratio and a claimed 81 percent screen-to-body ratio. The display has 2.5D curved glass for added protection. It is powered by a slightly dated Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset paired with either 3GB RAM/32GB storage or 4GB RAM/64GB storage. This dual-SIM Infinix smartphone provides a dedicated microSD slot which means you can insert two SIM cards and a microSD card separately. The storage can be further expanded up to 128GB.

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The Infinix Hot S3 is 152.2mm tall, 8.4mm thick and flaunts a matte unibody design. However it’s not made out of metal but fiber. It has a multi-functional fingerprint sensor located on the back panel. On the software front, it runs Android 8.0 Oreo right out-of-the-box with their native XOS 3 layer on top. That’s quite impressive for a phone in this price bracket.

The phone brings Freezer mode that allows users to control apps. With this mode, unused apps can be put in the freezer to block them from using data or system resources. To use them again, you simply need to take it out again. It also has night mode to reduce brightness and provide a yellow tint to the screen in dim light conditions and a split screen mode as well. The Full-View Infinix Hot S3 smartphone carries- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS under its connectivity suite. As for the power backup, it packs a big 4000mAh battery.

The Infinix Hot S3 is priced at Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM model and Rs 10,999 for the 4GB RAM version. The phone is available in two colour options- Sandstone Black and Brush Gold. Infinix informed us that a light blue variant of this handset will be introduced shortly.