After launching the Infinix Hot 9 in Indonesia last month, Infinix has now launched a different Hot 9 version in Kenya called the Hot 9 Play. Infinix Hot 9 Play is more or less a stripped-down version of the Hot 9 that launched last month, however, it comes with a little touch over the standard Hot 9.
Infinix Hot 9 play features a 6.82-inch waterdrop notch HD+ cinematic display (a 0.22-inch addition from the hot 9). The 20.5:9 full view ratio is said to be close to Imax’s movie ratio, enabling the device to deliver an immersive entertainment experience in the movie, gaming, and streaming.
Infinix didn’t reveal the processor used on the Hot 9 Play but it is said to be an upgrade over the standard version paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB expandable storage up to 256GB via a microSD card.
The device feature the same camera design as the standard Hot 9, however, there’s a drop in camera performance, it boasts of a 13MP dual AI cameras + 8MP selfie camera with flash.
It runs Android 10-based XOS 6.0 out of the box and powered by a 6000mAh battery (an upgrade over the 5000mAh on the standard version) coupled with 5V-2A charging output. There’s also a fingerprint scanner right next to the rear camera setup.
Other features include dual-nano SIM support, 4G, Bluetooth, OTG, Wi-Fi, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a micro USB port.
Infinix Hot 9 Play Quick Specs
|Infinix Hot 9 Play|
|NETWORK||2G mobile network bands||GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.|
|3G mobile network bands||UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz|
|4G mobile network bands||LTE B1 / B3 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B20 / B38 / 40 / 41|
|SIM||Type||Nano-SIM, Dual SIM|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacity touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.82-inches HD+ cinematic display, 20.5:9 full view ratio|
|Touch Screen||Yes, up to 5 fingers|
|PLATFORM||OS||Operating System: Android 10, based on XOS v6|
|Storage||32GB (expandable up to 256GB via Micro SD)|
|CAMERA||Primary||13MP AI Camera + triple LED flash|
|Secondary||8MP Camera + Single front flash|
|CONNECTIVITY||USB||micro USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE|
|Wi-fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|FEATURES||Sensors||GPS-Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|Radio||Yes, FM Radio|
|BATTERY||Capacity||6000mAh battery with 5v-2A charging output|
Infinix Hot 9 Play Pricing And Availability
As of now, there are no details on the pricing, but would be announced once the phone debuts in Kenya.