The Infinix HOT S3 is launching in Kenya on Thursday, June 21st

We’re all preparing for Infinix to unveil the Infinix NOTE 5 and you probably have seen the teasers the company has been sending out through its social media platform about this. The NOTE 5 expected to be launched on June 24th in Dubai and that only means we should be having a local launch a week or even a few days after.

But even as we wait, Infinix has decided to first unveil the Infinix HOT S3. The device was launched early this year and was the company’s first smartphone to come with a Snapdragon processor. We never saw it in Kenya and we were not sure when Infinix was planning to launch it here or whether the company was planning to even launch it locally.

Our friends at TechArena had however reported that the Infinix HOT S3 will actually be available soon. And they were right.

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Infinix has sent out invites for the launch, set for Thursday 21st 2018. The invite came to my inbox early this morning and will be happening at the Safaricom I&M shop along Moi Avenue. This only means Infinix the Infinix HOT S3 will be available at Safaricom retail stores.

What to expect; Specs

The Infinix HOT S3 3 comes with a 5.65-inch screen display with 720 pixels by 1440 pixels resolution and 18.9 screen aspect ratio.

The Infinix HOT S3 is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM and  32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. It runs Android 8.0 and is powered by a 4000mAh non-removable battery.

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For the cameras, the Infinix Hot S3 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 20-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

Below is a breakdown of the expected specs

  • Screen Size : 5.65 Inches HD IPS Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels (~285 PPI)
  • Processor Type: Octa-core 1.40 GHz, Snapdragon 430 chipset
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal Storage: 32GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB
  • Back / Rear Camera: 13MP camera & LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 20MP with LED flash
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo with XOS v3.0
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Nano)
  • 4G LTE: YES, LTE
  • Battery: 4000 mAh (non-removable)

Well, we will have more details about the Infinix HOT S3 including the pricing during the launch.

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