Infinix Zero 5G to get Android 12 when world prepares for Android 13

    Infinix Zero 5G has been confirmed to get Android 12 update in August 2022. The Zero 5G is the company’s flagship phone at the moment.

    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:26 IST
    Infinix Zero 5G
    Infinix Zero 5G is getting Android 12 in August 2022. (Akash/HT Tech)
    Infinix Zero 5G
    Infinix Zero 5G is getting Android 12 in August 2022. (Akash/HT Tech)

    Infinix announced the Zero 5G as its 2022 flagship phone for India a few weeks ago. Essentially a midrange Android phone with some high-end features, the Zero 5G seems to give a tough competition to the likes of the Lava Agni 5G, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, Moto G71 5G, and Realme 9 Pro. However, like most phones at its price, Infinix launched with Android 11 out of the box and many were left wondering whether an Android 12 update will come in the future. There's good news on that front.

    An Infinix official announced on Twitter that the Zero 5G will get the Android 12 upgrade sometime in August 2022. That will almost be six months after the phone's release in the market. August 2022 also happens to be the month around when Google could be readying Android 13 for the masses in its final build.

    Infinix Zero 5G to get Android 12 later in 2022

    It was surprising to see Infinix launch its flagship smartphone in a competitive market like India with an outdated OS in early 2022. Most midrange phones have started offering Android 12 out of the box; the Realme 9 Pro+ is an example. While most other brands are still stuck on Android 11 for their sub- 20,000 smartphones, all of them promise Android 12 within the next few months.

    Moroever, Infinix uses its extremely modified XOS 10 interface on the Zero 5G that is ridden with bloatware and adware.

    Nonetheless, it is still nice to see Infinix upgrading its Zero 5G to the newer Android OS upgrade. The Zero 5G is otherwise a very powerful phone for the price it sells. It offers the more powerful MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset that managed to impress us in our review. The phone also offers good camera performance, courtesy of its 48MP main camera and an 8MP telephoto camera for portrait photos. The Zero 5G also has a nice 120Hz IPS LCD display and a fast 33W charging solution.

    The biggest draw for the Infinix Zero 5G is its design that seems to be largely inspired by the Oppo Find X3 flagship from 2021. Infinix offers the Zero 5G in a glossy black colour as well as a vegan leather rear.

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    First Published Date: 24 Feb, 13:43 IST
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