Infinix Kenya yesternight officially unveiled the NOTE 8 in a live stream both over the internet and through mainstream TV channels. I really wished they used Kenyan presenters in the launch, and actually shot it locally. Because watching it on YouTube, I felt out of place seeing it was the same clip from the global launch. Hopefully, companies come to a point where local launches are actually localised completely.
Here are the new devices in the Infinix NOTE 8 Series plus their prices:
- Infinix NOTE 8 6GB RAM plus 128GB storage – KES. 21,799
- Infinix NOTE 8i 4GB RAM plus 128GB storage – KES. 17,499
- Infinix NOTE 8i 4GB RAM plus 64GB storage – KES. 15,999
Of course, these are very fair prices for these new devices. And though they come months apart from the NOTE 7, I would recommend anyone considering either to go with the NOTE 8 – the improvements are significant in terms of the processor, the inclusion of USB Type-C, with more RAM and Storage.
A full review of the new NOTE 8 will be up very soon, so make sure you subscribe on YouTube.com/TechishKenya for that.
Infinix says the new devices come with video-enhancement algorithms from Vidhance® that should help with stabilisation and clarity of videos when shooting videos with the device. This should help everyone who would want to use the device for TikTok, or for vlogging. There’s also the option to shoot slow-mo videos.
The company also says they’ve worked on night mode and found a solution to combat insufficient light situations that has been plaguing users when shooting videos. They say, they spent more than 180 days and nights of unremitting research and development in a bid to address this issue. So, the Note 8’s Ultra Night Mode 2.0 can deliver “uncompromising” results under low light conditions.
For the NOTE 8, Infinix tried to go very big with the launch. Globally, the sponsored a video on MKBHD one of the biggest tech channels on YouTube. They have also partnered locally with rapper Octopizzo, and have announced a meet and greet on the 24th of October.
Mike Zhang, Infinix brand manager, Kenya said, ” “We are committed to developing cutting-edge products that will become the industry benchmark, so we are very proud to launch Note 8 to global markets. Our latest flagship Note smartphone has been designed and developed with current and future everyday challenges in mind. The latest in our Note series combines Infinix’s technological innovation strength with our deep insights into our target consumers’ real needs to deliver an overall enhanced experience in terms of looks, power and endurance. The Note 8 is ideal for elite users who are used to the elite lifestyle and all that it offers.”
Here’s our unboxing of the NOTE 8:
Specifications of the NOTE 8:
|PRICE||KES. 21,799 – NOTE 8 6/128GB|
KES. 17,499 – NOTE 8i 4/128GB
KES. 15,999 – NOTE 8i 4/64GB
|Display||6.95 inches IPS LCD|
1640×720 resolution (20:9 aspect ratio)
|Dimensions||175.3 x 78.76 x 8.95mm|
|Rear Camera||Quad Setup:|
2MP Portrait Lens
2MP Macro lens
with Quad-flash light
|Front Camera||16MP FF|
2MP Portrait lens
with Dual-flash light
|GPU||ARM Mali-G52 MC2|
(Expandable Storage with dedicated Slot)
|Operating System||Android 10 with XOS Skin|
|Battery||5200 mAh battery|
18W fast charging over USB type-C
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
3.5mm audio jack
|Others||Side-mounted Fingerprint Scanner|
DTS audio Dual Speakers