Hong Kong-based Infinix Mobility today launched its latest offering for the Indian market, the Smart 2. The company is pitting the Smart 2 against Xiaomi’s highly popular entry-level smartphone, the Redmi 5A.
Infinix Smart 2: Price in India, Availability
The Infinix Smart 2 has been launched in India as a Flipkart-exclusive in the country. Consumers will be able to choose between two memory configurations – 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. While the 2GB RAM variant of the Smart 2 is priced at Rs.5,999, the 3GB RAM variant will set you back Rs.6,999. Both the variants will be available for purchase on Flipkart starting August 10th at midnight. The smartphone comes in four colors – City Blue, Bordeaux Red, Serene Gold, and Sandstone Black.
Infinix Smart 2: Specifications, Features
The Infinix Smart 2 comes with a large 5.45-inch Full View display with 720 x 1440 HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. However, thanks to the tall aspect ratio and relatively slim bezels around the display, the Infinix Smart 2 is not significantly bigger than the Redmi 5A as far as physical size is concerned. The company claims the panel used in the Smart 2 has a peak brightness of 500 nits and comes with an eye care mode to help reduce eye strain when reading. Under the hood, the latest Infinix offering is powered by a MediaTek MT6739 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz with an IMG PowerVR GE8100 GPU. In the memory department, as we mentioned above, the Infinix Smart 2 will be available in 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variants in India. For further expansion, the smartphone offers a dedicated microSD card slot, similar to most of its rivals, including the Redmi 5A.
Moving on to imaging, the Infinix Smart 2 has an 8MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture and a dual LED flash with customizable flash light sensitivity, which means you can expect to take clear selfies with the Smart 2 even in low light. At the rear is a 13MP primary camera with Bokeh effect support and Live Focus. The rear camera also comes with a 5P lens, PDAF for fast focus and a dual LED flash. While there is no fingerprint sensor, the Infinix Smart 2 does come with the Face Unlock feature that is claimed to unlock the phone in just 0.3 seconds.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, and Dual 4G VoLTE. Keeping the lights on is a 3050mAh capacity battery. The smartphone measures 148 x 71 x 8.4mm. In terms of software, the Infinix Smart 2 will ship with the latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box, which is quite impressive for an entry-level device.
Infinix Smart 2: A Solid Redmi 5A Rival?
In some areas, the Infinix Smart 2 does have a clear edge over its main rival. The Smart 2 has a bigger display with a more modern 18:9 aspect ratio, a higher resolution selfie camera with Dual LED flash, rear camera with Bokeh mode, Dual 4G VoLTE, Face Unlock, and newer Android 8.1 Oreo software. Infinix Smart 2 also packs a slightly larger 3050mAh capacity battery. At the same time, the MediaTek MT6739 SoC powering the Smart 2 is slightly less powerful than the Snapdragon 425 in terms of benchmark performance and the Infinix handset doesn’t have any clear advantage over the Redmi 5A when it comes to the memory department. Xiaomi is also a much more popular brand in India compared to Infinix, which is currently a very small player in the country.
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