An updated Infinix model has been launched in Kenya it is The Infinix Note 12i. It’s a cheaper replacement to Note 12 and a follow-up to the Note 11i (though not an upgrade in the strict sense).
The phone is equipped with an IPS 90Hz display and although it’s big at 6.82″ however, it’s lower than 6.95″ 11.i display. The higher refresh rate is a result of the improvement, however the downside of this will be that its resolution was reduced to FHD+, which is now 1,640 x 720 pixels.
This model runs similar Helio G85 chip (12nm 2x A75, 6x A55, Mali G52 MC2) like that of the Note11i. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 3GB virtual RAM. Storage has been increased by 128GB (while conserving an microSD slot) and it comes with Android 12 straight out from the box (skinned by XOS 10.6).
The Note 12i sports an upgraded camera that features an f/1.6 sensor and 50MP resolution. high-quality f/1.6 aperture (replacing the 48MP f/1.8 camera on the 11i) which is in line with that of the Note 12 camera setup. The camera also comes with two MP of an additional camera as well as another QVGA model (function not known).
Video recording is at 1440p and 30 frames per second just like the previous model. On the front , there’s an 8MP selfie camera that’s a decrease to the cameras with 16MP that came on the vanilla 12 and 11i.
The phone has an 5,000mAh battery that allows fast charging of 18W. The charger comes in the box with an USB A-toC cable, a headset (to connect to the 3.5mm connector) along with a case. A final note on audio, the speakers are stereo included that come with DTS audio capabilities.
The Note 12i from Infinix is available in a few areas. For example, in Kenya it costs KES 20,500 ($175/EUR170/Rs13,500). In comparison, the regular Note 12 (with a 6.7″ FHD+ AMOLED display as well as Helio G88) costs KES 24,000. The Note 11i was KES 18,500. It is also possible to locate it in Nigeria where it is believed to be priced higher with a price of NGN100,700 ($245). It comes in three colors: Sunset Golden, Jewel Blue and Force Black.