Infinix Unveils Its First Gaming Smartphone With MediaTek Helio G70

It is true that Infinix doesn’t have many of its phones running the Snapdragon chip, but that doesn’t mean its MediaTek powered devices are trash. After launching the Infinix S5, Infinix S5 Pro and Hot 9 devices in March 2020, the company has quietly launched Infinix Note 7 into the gaming smartphone segment. The new all-new Note 7 series include Note 7 and Note 7 Lite.

It is quite surprising to see Infinix dive into gaming smartphone segment and I’m pretty sure fans wouldn’t be expecting this either as there was no teaser nor rumour of the device, it is a shocker from Infinx.

Infinix Note 7 succeeds the Note 6 from 2019 and it bags tons of impressive upgrades from design to hardware and software. Note 7 Lite on the other hands competes with the Like of Infinix S5 Pro and Tecno Camon 15.

Infinix Note 7 Quick Specs

SpecsInfinix Note 7Infinix note 7 Lite
Display6.95-inch IPS LCD HD+ Infinity-O display6.6-inch IPS LCD HD+ Infinity-O display
PlatformMediaTek Helio G70 Soc, High game engineMediaTek Helio P22
Operating SystemAndroid 10 base on XOS v6Android 10 base on XOS v6
Storage6GB RAM, 128GB onboard storage4GB RAM, 128GB onboard storage
SIMDual Nano Sim + MicroSDDual Nano Sim + MicroSD
CameraMain: 48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP + VGA with Quad-flash light

Secondary: 16MP selfie camera
Main: 48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP + VGA with Quad-flash light

Secondary: 8MP selfie camera
SensorSide-mounted Fingerprint ID, Face Unlock, G-sensor, compass, gyroscope, proximity Side-mounted Fingerprint ID, Face Unlock, G-sensor, compass, gyroscope, proximity
Dimension173.4 x 79.0 x 8.45 mm173.4 x 79.0 x 8.45 mm
Battery5000mAh capacity with 18W fast charging, Super charge 3.05000mAh capacity with 10W fast charging

Now, lets meets the device individually.

Infinix Note 7

Infinix Note 7
Infinix Note 7

Infinix Note 7 features a 6.95-inch HD+ Infinity-O display (hole-punch display), with 720 x 1640 pixels resolutions, a 20.5:9 aspect ratio and 91.5% screen-to-body ratio. It uses Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 protection and is capable of producing up to 480 nits.

The device house a quad-camera setup on the rear with quad-LED flash housed by a ring bump. It uses a side-mounted fingerprint scanner giving the Gem Cut finish that creates subtle patterns and highlights with every angle a cleaner look. The back and frame, however, are made of plastic.

The device delivers a great sounds thank to its dual speakers DTS®Audio Processing.

It is powered by MediaTek Helio G70 gaming dual-core CPU clocked at 2.0GHz Cortex-A75 and hex-core 1.7GHz Cortex-A55 CPUs. It has Mali-G52 GPU to handle the graphics, 6GB of RAM to complement the processing speed and 128GB expandable storage, up to 2TB.

Note 7 sports a 48-megapixel/AF main camera with 1.6μm, f/1.79 aperture, is it assisted by +2M+2M+ Super low light video camera with Quad-flash light. On the front, a 16MP camera is housed in the hole-punch screen.

It runs on XOS 6.0 based Android 10 out of the box, and housed by a 5000mAh battery capacity with support for 18W fast charging using super charge 3.0 port.

Infinix Note 7 Lite

Infinix Note 7 Lite
Infinix Note 7 Lite

Note 7 Lite features a closely similar design as the standard Note 7 device, however, it sports a 6.6-inch HD+ display, and uses a similar camera setup as the Hot 9.

Note 7 Lite is powered Mediatek Helio P22 octa-core CPU (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53), PowerVR GE8320, paired with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB.

Note 7 Lite also houses a 48 MP main sensor, 2 MP depth sensor, 2 MP macro lens and a VGA dedicated light sensor. On the selfie sie, it holds an 8-megapixel lens.

It also runs XOS 6.0 based Android 10 out of the box, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and fueled by 5000mAh battery capacity with support for 10W fast charging.

Infinix Note 7 Pricing And Availability

While there is no official price for the Note 7 yet, it is expected to starting selling at $167 (approx N62,000) and the lite version at $139 (approx N52,000). It will be available in Dark Grey, Violet and Forest Green colour options.

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