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Transsion Holdings backed Infinix brand today launched the 'India First' smartphone at an event in Mumbai. Dubbed as Infinix Hot S3, the smartphone is aimed at today's selfie-obsessed youngsters. It features a 20MP selfie camera. Another key highlight of the device is its large 4,000mAh battery inside.
The Infinix Hot S3 will be retailing at the starting price of Rs. 8,999 for the 3GB+32GB variant in India. The 4GB+64GB variant, on the other hand, is priced Rs. 10,999. As we already know, the smartphone will go on sale exclusively via Flipkart. Notably, the Hot S3 is the first Infinix smartphone to feature a FullView Display. Apart from that, it is also the first selfie-centric smartphone from the company. It will be interesting to see the Hot S3 compete with the likes of Vivo V7+, Oppo F5 and more.
Below are the features and specs of the Infinix Hot S3.
Design and display
The Infinix Hot S3 comes with the trending 18:9 FullView Display. It sports a 5.65-inch screen that delivers a HD+ resolution of 1,440×720 pixels. While the smartphone has pretty narrow bezels, it can't be called a bezel-less device. Due to the FullView Display, the handset doesn't feature a physical Home button.
Coming to the rear panel, the smartphone has a single camera setup that is accompanied by a flash below. There is also a fingerprint scanner towards the center.
Software and cameras
The software aspect is definitely an USP for the Infinix Hot S3. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo right out of the box. There is also the custom Hummingbird XOS3 on top.
In the optics department, the smartphone boasts of a 20MP fixed focus selfie camera at the front with LED flash. The camera can add DSLR-like bokeh effects to the selfie shots. Furthermore, the selfie camera is capable of taking good quality images even in low-light conditions.
For the rear camera, the Infinix Hot S3 makes use of a 13MP sensor with autofocus.
Under the hood
The Infinix Hot S3 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor from Qualcomm. There are two memory variants of the smartphone.
The basic one has 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, whereas the higher variant features 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The storage space on both the models is further expandable using the microSD card slot.
As stated earlier, the Hot S3 is backed by an impressive 4,000mAh battery, which should easily last a day on moderate to heavy usage.