Infinix launches the Infinix NOTE3 (X601) smartphone, featuring a fingerprint scanner

As we had previously hinted, smartphone and tablet manufacturer Infinix Mobility finally unveiled the Infinix NOTE3 (X601). The smartphone was launched at a colorful event held at the Intercontinental Hotel yesterday evening.

The Infinix Note3 is the successor of the Note2 and comes with some improved features. It features a 6.0” display with Full High Definition (FHD) capability, combining  high range colour and contrast to give users a clear and colourful display.  It is also built with a customized XOS operating system (android 6), which escalates user experience with Infinix smart device while managing power consumption to give users a longer time to use their devices.

Speaking during the launch, Infinix Mobility’s Co-Founder and Managing Director Mr. Benjamin Jiang said the Note3 device is a testament to the company’s resilience in pursuing innovation in mobility, adding that it is a result of a convergence of needs and ideas.

“Note3 is a unique device that seeks to change the way we experience mobile technology. We have modeled the device along a certain needs pattern, common and unique to our customers, with the view of adapting technology to their lifestyles,” said Mr. Jiang. Adding that “The evolution of mobile technology is strongly anchored in the adaptability to the changing needs of consumers of that technology.”

Other features include a 4.5 A duo charge engine  that allows for fast-charge capability –  5 min charge 200 min talk. Aerospace Cooling Technology (ACT), a standard kit for fast charge devices, while optimizing the phone performance and a sophisticated fingerprint technology to allows users to access their phones with safe and secure high-level encryption.  It also comes with a 2GB RAM and its 3G-enabled. Its Pro version (Note3 Pro is 4G-enabled and has 3GB RAM/ The two devices have a 13MP back camera supported by a 5-megapixel front camera.

Mr. Jiang noted that Infinix Mobility remains focused on the African market with considerable emphasis on Kenya as the market provides a dynamic market for technology. The device will be available on Jumia for Kshs.14,999.

Watch the video above on how things went down at the launch courtesy of E-LABZ.

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