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Infinix Hot S3 launched with 18:9 display, Android Oreo: Price, specs, more

Infinix Mobile has today launched its latest smartphone dubbed as Infinix Hot S3 in India. The budget smartphone comes with some exciting features for a budget device like Android 8.0 Oreo, full view display and a 20MP camera. The Infinix Hot S3 is available in India starting at Rs. 8,999.

The Hot S3 is the first phone from Infinix to feature a Full View 18:9 display. Earlier, the Hong Kong-based company had launched it’s mid-range phone, the Zero 5 in India, that came with a traditional display. The Hot S3 features a 20MP selfie camera with dual soft light LED flash as the highlight feature.

Infinix Hot S3 Specifications

The Infinix Hot S3 sports a 5.65 inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) 2.5D Full View display with a screen-to-body ratio of 81 percent. It is a dual SIM (Nano) smartphone that runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with the company’s custom XOS 3.0 UI skinned on top.

The device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. Memory wise it packs 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of inbuilt storage which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.

In the camera department, the Infinix Hot S3 features a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens, PDAF and dual LED flash. The highlight of the phone is its 20-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens, and dual LED flash.

Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, OTG support, Wi-Fi, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard include an Ambient Light sensor, Proximity sensor, G-sensor, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The phone is powered by a 4,000mAh battery with xCharge support.

Pricing and Availability

The Infinix Hot S3 is available in India starting at Rs. 8,999 for the 3GB RAM / 32GB storage variant. The 4GB RAM / 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 10,999. The smartphone will be available exclusively via Flipkart and the first sale will be held on February 12. It comes in Sandstone Black and Brush Gold color options.

Speaking on the launch, Anish Kapoor, CEO- Infinix India said, “India is an extremely significant market for Infinix and HOT S3 is getting launched in ‘India first’ before getting launched in other markets.”


Satyendra Pal Singh

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