Infinix set to launch its first 5G smartphone; this is what it may cost
Infinix is launching a 5G smartphone in India in January 2022. The company has hinted at a sub- ₹20,000 pricing.
5G has become a common feature in sub- ₹20,000 phones and after the likes of Redmi, Realme, Motorola and home-grown brand Lava launched 5G phones in this segment, it is time for Infinix to step in. In a recent interview, Infinix has confirmed launching its first 5G smartphone in the Indian subcontinent. No names or specs yet but it is coming in January 2022.
The information came out in a report from India Today, wherein Anish Kapoor, CEO, Infinix India, suggested that we could see a 5G smartphone from the brand very soon. Infinix has so far restricted itself to affordable 4G smartphones that are feature-rich. The Infinix Note 11 and Note 11S are the latest 4G budget smartphones from the company.
Infinix to go 5G from January
"We are launching the first 5G phone in India by the end of January. There are customers who are looking to buy a 5G phone when the technology hasn't rolled out. We are looking to build a portfolio where customers can either get a 4G phone with top-notch specs or can opt for 5G. The cost of the latter is, of course, higher. Once the rollout happens, 5G devices will be more affordable," Kapoor said.
This 5G phone could have a price under ₹20,000. Hence, there are chances that Infinix could rely on the MediaTek Dimensity 810 chip, which is currently popular with affordable 5G smartphones and has been used in the Redmi Note 11T 5G and Lava Agni 5G. Motorola is the only brand in this segment to offer a 5G phone relying on the Snapdragon 480+ chipset.
However, it won't be the only phone in the first half of 2022. Infinix is looking to launch a new phone every month and by the first half of the year, we could 5-6 models in the market. This kind of strategy is already followed by the rivals such as Xiaomi, Realme, Samsung, and Motorola.
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