The Infinix Zero 5G is finally official. This is the company’s first 5G smartphone. It seems the company will push it as its current flagship. So, on the Zero Lineup we’ve moved from Zero 5 to Zero 6, to Zero 8, to Zero X and now to the Zero 5G.
Processor, RAM and Storage:
The phone is powered by the Dimensity 900 chipset. This is a powerful chipset built on a 6nm process. It has been used on powerful phones like the OPPO Reno6 5G and will definitely assure any user of great performance no matter what they’ll be pushing.
The Zero 5G comes with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM – which is not only faster than previous generations, but also more power efficient. The phone also uses the latest speedy UFS 3.1 technology for its 128GB internal storage. There’s a microSD slot for expansion.
Display and Design
There’s a 6.78 inch LCD display with a resolution of 2460 by 1080p. It supports 120Hz refresh rate, with 240Hz touch sampling rate.
Infinix calls the design of the device Uni-curve. If you saw the OPPO Find X3 from last year, you’ll see Infinix has borrowed the raised bump for the rear cameras. They look quite similar in design.
The phone will be available in three colours – Cosmic Black, Horizon Blue, and Skylight Orange
At the back there’s a triple camera setup. The main camera is 48MP. There’s also a 13MP 2x telephoto lens for zooming, and a 2MP depth sensor. At the front, there’s a 16MP camera.
Infinix promises up to 4K 30FPS videos.
Battery and Charging:
The phone comes with a huge 5000mAh battery. It supports up to 33W fast charging. Infinix says they’ve included a heat pipe to keep the temperatures in check. Having used Infinix’s Zero X Pro – which I really loved, plus other of their recent devices with fast charging, I can say I’ve not experienced any heating issues when charging. So, I’m wondering if the heat pipe is even necessary.
The phone comes running Android 11 out of the box, with XOS 10 Skin. It would have been great to see them ship with Android 12, since their reputation with sending out updates is quite wanting.
Hopefully, the company sends out Android 12 as soon as possible to this device. They also need to roll out the update to heir other devices which are also very capable.
Pricing and Availability:
We are not sure of when the phone will be available in the Kenyan market. However, this should be soonest given the company has been teasing it through their social channels. Current information says the phone will be launching this Valentine’s.
The phone is expected to cost anywhere between KES 30,000 and KES 36,000. That’s according to my own guesses. What are your thoughts on it?