Infinix subtly introduced the Note 12i in Kenya.
The Infinix Note 12i uses the same formula that its cousins have. It is large, and has amped up numbers for the rest of the specs, but sadly, it doesn’t include the processor.
This model is still powered by the budget-friendly Helio G85 processor, just like its predecessor. It is mated to 4GB of RAM, with virtual RAM expansion of course. On the upside, it has twice the storage capacity at 128GB and runs on the latest Android 12-based XOS 10.6 operating system.
It may not be the most powerful smartphone around, but it does come with an enormous 6.82-inch display. It may only have an HD+ pixel resolution, but it does have a high 90Hz refresh rate. Let’s just hope the underwhelming processor could actually take advantage of the fast screen.
Around the back, we have a sharp 50-megapixel main camera with a surprisingly bright f/1.6 aperture. There are two obligatory sensors with unknown functions. Surely no ultra-wide, though.
A waterdrop notch on the top of the screen holds the 8-megapixel camera for selfies while keeping the lights on is a 5,000mAh battery with 18W charging. It even has a stereo speaker setup to take advantage of that large screen.
The Infinix Note 12i costs KES20,500 (around Php9,200) in Kenya. Release details in markets like the Philippines are yet to be known.
Infinix Note 12i Specs
- Android 12
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- 6.82-inch HD+ IPS display, 1640 x 720 pixel resolution, 262ppi
- 90Hz dynamic refresh rate
- 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio G85 octa-core processor
- 4GB RAM, +3GB via virtual RAM expansion
- Mali-G52 MC2 GPU
- 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
- 8-megapixel front camera, dual flashlight
- 50-megapixel + 2-megapixel + QVGA rear cameras, quad-LED flash
- Headphone jack
- Stereo speakers with DTS
- HSPA+, 4G LTE
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 170.7 x 77.44 x 8.32mm
- 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 18W charging