The Infinix Hot 9 series is here. The Hot series represent the company’s entry-level lineup, tracing it back to the original Hot launched 5 years ago.
Infinix started announcing the devices in batches, and that approach is not different from what the latest releases have to offer.
In Nigeria, we have the vanilla Hot 9 and its Play version, which, based on the specs, can be regarded as the Lite versions of the series.
However, Infinix has just announce the Hot 9 Pro in India yesterday (and possibly a Nigeria launch soon). The device is almost the same as the vanilla version except for few instances.
Before we can look into that, here is a quick spec sheet for the Hot 9. Note memory configurations, as well as cameras.
|Specification||Infinix Hot 9|
|Screen||6.6-inch, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~266 ppi density)|
|OS||Android 10 + XOS 6.0|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio A25 (12 nm)|
|RAM||2GB / 3GB / 4GB|
|Memory||32GB / 64GB / 128GB|
|Front Facing Camera||8 MP|
|Main Camera||13 MP, (wide),
2 MP, (macro)
2 MP, (depth)
QVGA (Low light sensor)OR (for the 64GB/128GB models)
16 MP, (wide)
|Battery||5000 mAh (10W charging)|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Quetzal Cyan, Violet, Ocean Wave|
|Price||Starts From N60,000|
Infinix Hot 9 vs Infinix Hot 9 Play vs Infinix Hot 9 Pro
Infinix Hot 9
The vanilla Hot 9 comes with three configurations in terms of RAM – 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB.
Memory starts from 32 GB. There is a 64 GB and 128 GB model.
Only the 128 GB model has 4 GB of RAM.
Whether you get 2GB/3GB or 32GB/64GB in memory, you get a quad-cam system with a 13 MP, 2 MP, 2 MP, and a QVGA sensor for low-light.
The 4/128 GB model upgrades the 13 MP main sensor to 16 MP.
All have an 8 MP selfie camera.
All have a 5000 mAh battery, and a 6.6-inch screen.
Infinix Hot 9 Price: From N60,000
Infinix Hot 9 Play
The Infinix Hot 9 Play is the cheapest of the line.
It increases screen size to 6.82 inches, as well as battery capacity to 6000 mAh.
Memory-wise, the Hot 9 Play has 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.
The selfie snapper is the same as the Hot 9 at 8 MP. At the back is a dual-camera with a main 13 MP sensor.
It runs Android 10 Go, a stripped version of the Google OS that goes easy on resources. The Hot 9 and Hot 9 Pro should run ordinary Android 10 on top of XOS.
Infinix Hot 9 Play Price: From N50,000
Infinix Hot 9 Pro
Just like the Infinix Hot 9, the Pro version also features a 6.6-inch with HD+ resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio. It is also equipped with 8-megapixel front camera and have rear-facing fingerprint scanners as well as support for face unlock.
However, the major difference is in the camera department, while the vanilla version sports a triple-LED flash assisting the AI-powered quad-camera system of a 13MP + 2MP + 2MP + a low-light sensor), the Hot 9 Pro features a quad-LED flash and the AI-assisted quad-camera setup consisting of a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, a low-light sensor. Click HERE to read more on the specs and price Infinix Hot 9 Pro.