Last year in a facebook post Infinix boss Benjaminn Jiang gave a hint of a snapdragon powered device from Infinix and true to his words there is going to be a snapdragon phone from infinix.Below is his facebook post.

 

Since Infinix was founded in 2012, the company have been releasing a lot of classic smartphones to meet users need and they are best known for building cutting-edge products and design transformation of mobile devices.

Leaks from GFX Bench, an Infinix device with the model code X573 and which is expected to be the Infinix Hot S3 will be making its way out later in the year with a Qualcomm chipset.

The Infinix Hot S3 X573 will run on android latest OS, android 8 Oreo and that it will come with 3GB RAM, a single rear camera with dual flash and also a single front facing camera with dual flash.

The phone will come with fingerprint scanner for security, it will be powered by 4000mAh battery capacity, 5.5 inch display screen and it is reported to also be an 18:9 ratio display device, with all these specs the device promises to be a great one.

LEAKED SPECIFICATIONS

  • Display size: 5.5-inch display screen
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Security: Rear-mounted Fingerprint scanner
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon
  • Network: 2G, 3G and 4G networks
  • Camera: Single rear camera with dual flash and single frontal camera with dual flash
  • Battery: 4000mAh battery capacity
  • 18:9 Ratio Display

As you can read from above these are speculations and the specs are subject to change,so keep your fingers crossed we will post the final specs when the phone is launched or when  they are confirmed

Tecno Mobile has finally unveiled its first smartphone with an 18:9 ratio display in Ghana.The 18:9 ratio means it has very thin bezels.

The TECNO Camon CM comes with a crafted 2.5D Third-Generation Corning Glass display and a remarkably sleek design that makes the device sit comfortably when held, the new TECNO CAMON CM infinity display confronts the usual framework of smartphone design, allowing users to see and experience more than ever before.The Tecno Camon CM comes with a 5.7-inch display that takes up 83% of the phone’s front panel and it is much bigger than the screen of its much more recent predecessors (CAMON CX, CAMON CX air), enabling a much wider viewing and also a nice addition to the Tecno family.


The device comes imbedded with an 18:9 screen support single window 1:1 split-screen which can be operated with only one step – meaning you can do two things at a time on the screen.

also The TECNO Camon CM comes with a 13MP camera with amazingly bright ring flash (1 LED ring flash in the front and 4 LED ring flash in the back) is there to give users beautiful pictures and with the wider screen, users can capture more angles when used to take a selfie.

 

The TECNO Camon CM comes fully loaded with a huge 3000mAh battery, 2GB RAM+16GB ROM memory, 4GLTE and runs on 7.0 android OS which makes everything work smoothly and the is been sold for GHC 612.

We do not see that many smartphones within this price range with an 18:9 aspect ratio and thin bezels so Tecno can use this to stand out from competitors.The CAMON CM is availble in all Tecno Exclusive shops near you.

 

Some weeks ago, the rumour mill buzzed about TECNO launching a bezel-less phone and it looks like it’s going to come from the Camon line. With the assertions and leaked images coming from tipsters about TECNO’s first full screen smartphone, we should expect something special from them.

For some years now, TECNO has not disappointed in delivery, as they have consistently launched several top-of-the-line smartphones from the Phantom series to the Camon series and  the L series and as already reported, this new device is coming from the Camon brand and is rumoured to be called the TECNO CAMON CM- amazing right!

The African smartphone power house, is definitely not resting on its laurels as information coming from several sources indicates that they have something special cooking and this device will not only continue to boost the selfie love trend but will make people get more than they would normally get in taking their regular selfies.

The CAMON line of TECNO phones have been known to focus on cameras, and hopefully this new phone, when it becomes available, will give users really good cameras.

Interestingly, some very reliable industry analysts have been able to confirm the full meaning of the abbreviation “CM” as C-More which literally means to See More.

Looks like we would be seeing more of screen and photography from the above meaning but for now, I guess we should reserve our judgment and wait to see what happens in the next few days. But one thing is certain, as it has been in their recent style, TECNO will surely surprise its fans.

There is no confirmed date for which this rumoured handset would be unveiled in Ghana but it would definitely be in the month of January and would be flaunting a massive screen of between 5-6-inch Full Screen.

The latest TECNO in town is the PHANTOM 8  which was officially launched in Dubai and later on in Ghana, i finally got one review unit and here is my early impression after unboxing it.

Before we get into what is in the box here is a brief of the Phantom 8 specifications:

PHANTOM 8 SPECIFICATIONS

  • Android  7.0
  • 5.7 ” Full HD Screen
  • 2.6 GHz Octa Core Processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB internal expandable memory
  • Dual SIM capability- Micro SIM cards.
  • 12 & 13 MP Dual Auto-Focus rear cameras with Tri flash
  • 20 MP front-facing camera with Flash
  • 3,500mAh non-removable battery
  • Fingerprint Identification
  • USB Type C

IN THE BOX

The Tecno Phantom 8 comes in a very big box. Below is a list of things you get with the Phantom 8.

The Phone (Phantom 8)

USB Charging/data cable and wall adapter

Earphones

Transparent back cover

Back Cover protector

User Guide and Warranty Information

Phantom 8 box
Phantom 8 front view
phantom 8 back view
A 3.5mm headphone jack is nestled comfortably atop the Phantom 8
The speaker grilles and USB type C port are underneath the Phantom 8

While volume rockers are slightly above the power button on the left side.
A hybrid SIM card slot is on the right side of the Phantom 8
USB TYPE C cable
power brick
Earphones
silicone back case
Back protector

MY IMPRESSION

I have personally never had a good experience with a Tecno smartphone before, the only Tecno smartphone i ever used was the Tecno F7 which gave me nightmares but that was years ago and Tecno has grown over the years and done incredibly well with the phantom series.The Tecno Phantom 8 is a 5.7 inch display unit which is very much like most flagships in 2017,it’s diamond style design comes with a 3D Lighting, unibody metal edge and a 2.5 D Drip Screen-curved battery cover. It also possesses a 6 GB RAM plus 2.6 GHz CPU ultra-fast experience that supports 4G+ and download speed up to 300Mbps.
TECNO Mobile’s Phantom 8 comes with a front facing camera at 20 megapixels alongside a smart dual selfie flash with double front ring flash ensures taking photos even in a low light environment.

The edges on the phantom 8 are smooth and this makes it comfortable to carry it around. The back cover looks like metal but really is poly-carbonate;the advantage of having such a material used on the Phantom 8 is that it is light and the phone feels lighter than most other devices its size.The phone is a bit slippery so a free cover provided to improve grip and also a back cover protector that also protects the your phone from scratches.Since this is a dual camera phone, you get a better portrait mode that blurs the background as it focuses on the main subject. Tecno refers to this feature as “refocusing”,The Tecno Phantom 8 supports USB Type-c and it is located at the bottom of the phone next to the speaker grill and microphone. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack that is at the top. On the right hand side you get the volume and power button, the hybrid SIM and microSD card tray is on the right. This is a hybrid tray that means that you can only use one SIM and a MicroSD card or two SIM cards with no MicroSD card.The fingerprint sensor, which was available on the back of the Phantom 8 is very responsive and quick,the speakers are loud and balanced.The phantom 8 comes with HiOS 3.0.0 with runs on top of Android 7.0. It is a heavy skin with so many extra apps, some of them useful nonetheless. There a couple gestures to make day to day use a pleasure, including a swipe down to call the notification shade. Other features a left panel that populates you feed with news and most used apps for quick access.So far so good i have not experienced any glitch using the phone powered by a 2.6GHz MediaTek Helio P25 processor (octa-core) paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage space nothing could ever go wrong with it right ?
I  am already loving the speed with which apps are launched and running and will give a comprehensive review of it in few days.

 

 

After the global launch of the latest flagship from INFINIX in dubai,Infinix followed it, with  another successful launch in Ghana which was well attended by media personalities, influencers, phone dealers, bloggers and Infinix core fans.

The Infinix Zero 5 is the 5th generation phone in the zero line which was started 5 years ago.The flagship doesn’t come short either ,it comes with the latest features of premium smart phones  including Dual rear cameras, optical zoom, a whopping 6GB RAM, 16MP selfie camera and many other features which will make it a strong contender with other brands in the market.

zero 5

Speaking about the Flagship model , Global Head of Infinix, Benjamin Jiang, stated:

 “The Zero series at large has been our flagship product globally by virtue of its innovative features and validates our R&D prowess. It has witnessed brilliant performance in key global markets such as Africa. Our vision is to take smartphone photography to a level where it bridges the gap between amateur & professional. With its innovative design, incredible dual camera, 2x Optical zoom and overall performance, the Infinix Zero 5 bridges the narrowing gap between smartphone and tablet, and we believe our new device speaks to the middle Class consumer demand in the Dual-camera smartphone segment.

The Zero 5 smartphone is Infinix’s premium and technologically advanced product to date. The company will target a new generation of customers and firmly believes that the Zero 5’s innovative design and features – particularly the camera – will shock the industry and offer Best-in-Class products in the smartphone sector.

Using Android’s Nougat operating platform, the Zero 5 boasts an optical Zoom Dual camera and massive 16 MP front-facing cameras, rear fingerprint scanner and protective screen features. The Zero 5’s rear dual camera uses both a 12 MP wide-angle lens and a 13 MP telephoto lens, with a 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom, and an f/2.0 aperture. There is also a special Portrait Master Mode that uses an RGBW sensor and multi-frame noise reduction technology to assist users in capturing the perfect hero shot. The Selfie Camera is equipped with 16 MP four-in-one camera with an LED flash to boot. The Selfie camera is superior to all others, the Selfie camera is capable of making everyone a Selfie king and Queen.”

The infinix seems to have found a balance in the zero 5 by merging features with processing power ,great picture and battery life.

Zero 5 specs:

  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 2.6GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P25 Processor
  • Dual rear camera with 12MP wide angle lens and a 13MP telephoto lens, with a 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom, and a f/2.0 aperture
  • Front camera 16MP four-in-one camera with a LED flash
  • 6GB RAM
  • Rear fingerprint scanner
  • Protective screen features
  • 5.98-inch 2.5D curved glass display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 64GB internal storage with microSD (up to 128GB extra)
  • Octa-core MediaTek
  • 4350 mAh battery

To enhance photography skills, technology giant, Infinix Mobility, at the unveiling of its flagship model for 2017, ‘Infinix Zero 5’ created a shooting award campaign for end users of the new device to capture their best shot on Zero 5. All Infinix Zero 5 customers stand a chance to win an all expense paid trip to Shanghai to capture the beautiful city courtesy of Infinix. Zero 5 users can take their best shots on Zero 5 and upload online to www.infinixmobility.com/staytrueshootingaward to enter the competition. Only One winner will emerge and visit the beautiful city of Shanghai in February 2018.

Country Manager  gave a brief history of the company during the launch in Ghana

Huoyang Ming Country Manager For Infinix Ghana

There were other speeches giving by the media and also business partners

Emmanuel of modernghana

 

A rep from Franko trading
Lawrence Akpakpo PRO of Infinix Ghana talking to the press
Patricia Head of Training Infinix Ghana giving a brief about the zero 5

There was also a lucky dip with winners taking home gifts from Infinix

The New Infinix Zero 5 will be available at Infinix authorized partner stores nationwide from the 2nd week in December 2017.  The starting price is around GHC1355

Here Are Pictures from the Colorful event.

ABOUT INFINIX

Infinix is a premium smartphone brand from TRANSSION Holdings designed for young generations who desire to live a smart lifestyle. Founded in 2012, Infinix is committed to building cutting-edge technology and fashionably designed dynamic mobile devices to create globally-focused intelligent life experiences through a merging of fashion + technology. Through daily interactions these intuitive products become part of a lifestyle that represents trend-setting and intelligent experiences for young people around the world. Infinix currently promotes four product lines: ZERO, NOTE, S, and HOT in a global market place reaching countries in Europe, Africa, Latin America, Middle East and Asia. With the brand spirit of challenging the norms, Infinix smart devices are designed specifically for young people who want to stand out, reach out and in sync with the world.

Huawei is becoming center of attention for majority android users in Ghana because of its affordability and reliability ,Today i introduce you to the Huawei Y3 2017,it is the third phone in the Y series for this year .The Y3 2017 comes in two variants: the Y3 2017 and the Y3 2017 LTE.

The Y3 2017 runs android version 6.0 (Marshmallow) while the camera  has 8MP lens for its back camera while the front one has 2MP lens with the screen size of 5.0 inches. It supports the resolutions of 854 x 480 pixels while the processor is a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor ,it also has 8GB of internal storage ,1GB RAM and a non removable battery of 2200 mAh.

Huawei Y3 (2017) Specifications

  • MediaTek MT6737M or MT6580M quad-core processor
  • ARM Mali-T720MP2 or ARM Mali-400MP2 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5-inch FWVGA IPS display, 854 x 480 resolution
  • 8GB expandable storage, up to 128GB via microSD
  • 8-megapixel rear camera, f/2.0, with AF, LED flash
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM – 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS
  • 2200mAh battery, removable
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow (EMUI 4.1 Mini)

The Huawei Y3 2017 LTE is selling for GHS 460 and comes with 800MB worth of Data from MTN for 6 months and the Huawei Y3 2017 is selling for GHS 390 and comes with 600MB worth of data from MTN for 6 months.

Looking for a phone to buy and you confused ? try any of the new Huawei 2017 series and you will not be disappointed.

 

Huawei is keen on introducing more mid-range phones this year and the Y7 Prime is one of those examples.

The Huawei Y7 Prime has a sleek metal unibody with no home button in the front, and on screen navigation buttons. The fingerprint scanner sits at the back right below the camera sensor.The Huawei Y7 Prime is a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1290 pixels ,powered by 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. The Huawei Y7 Prime comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash support. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel sensor for selfies with f/2.0 aperture. The fingerprint scanner is claimed to have the accuracy of 0.3 seconds.


The Huawei Y7 Prime runs Android 7.0 +EMUI 5.1 and is powered by a 4000mAh non removable battery.The Huawei Y 7 Prime is available in these colors Grey,Silver and Streamer gold.

HUAWEI Y 7 PRIME SPECIFICATIONS

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor
  • Qualcomm Adreno 505 graphics unit
  • 3GB RAM
  • 5.5-inch HD IPS display, 1280 x 720 resolution, 2.5D curved glass
  • 32GB expandable storage, via microSD
  • 12-megapixel rear camera, f/2.2
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM, 4G LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4000mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat, with EMUI 5.1
  • PRICE : GHC 950

The Huawei Y 7 prime is going for a cool GHC 950 with 1GB worth of data from MTN for 6 Months.

Tecno is about to release a new device line called SPARK with the tagline “Capture Your Spark”,the new Spark series are said to be targeted at the youth,students and fresh graduates . The TECNO Spark series comes in three variants; the Spark with 1GB of RAM and 2GB of RAM and there is the Spark Plus with the 6.0-inch screen and 2GB of RAM.Tecno being a budget device brand that has over the years been slowly targeting the upper market segments with slightly pricey devices and this series is likely to be meant to attract more budget smartphone buyers.

KEY FEATURES OF THE SPARK AND SPARK PLUS.

These are the features that come with the new Spark series

DISPLAY

The tecno spark comes with a 5.5 IPS Display whilst the Spark Plus comes with 6.0 display

PANORAMA SELFIE

Take a wide-angle upto 120 degrees with the panorama feature

SPLIT SCREEN MODE

Do you want to multitask ? then the split screen mode is for you, watch your youtube whilst you chat on social media

FINGER PRINT

The finger print option is also there for security and can also be used to take pictures

PHONE MASTER

The upgraded phone master is there to clean up ur phone to keep it fast and running smoothly

RECHARGE KING

This app will help you recharge your airtime with no hustle, just scratch your pin and use the app to scan and instantly you will have your recharge done.It currently works with MTN,TIGO AND VODAFONE.

T- POINT FUNCTION

This is a floating shortcut for your most used apps ,it makes it easier to access your apps in the homescreen.

COLORS ,COLORS

The Spark and Spark Plus comes in various colors to choose from .

SPECIFICATION OF TECNO SPARK PLUS

  • Display: 6.0″ inch HD
  • Resolution: 1280*720 pixels
  • Technology: IPS, 2.5D
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Processor: quad core processor clocks at 1.5GHz.
  • RAM: 2GB
  • ROM: 16GB
  • SD card: 32GB
  • Front Camera: 5MP camera with flash and screen flash
  • Main camera: 13MP camera with AF and flash
  • Battery: 3400mAh
  • Fingerprint sensor enabled.

SPECIFICATION OF TECNO SPARK

  • 5.5″ inch HD display screen
  • Screen Resolution: 1280*720 pixels
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Processor: quad core clocks at 1.3GHz
  • Storage: 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM, room for SD card to 32GB
  • Cameras: Front camera 5MP with screen and front flash and primary camera of 13MP with AF and flash
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Fingerprint sensor enabled.

The Tecno Spark series are not yet in stores yet but the prices are rumored to be around

TECNO SPARK : GHS 420 and TECNO SPARK PLUS : GHS 450.

NB: these are rumored prices and are subject to change when released to the market

It seems Infinix is on a releasing spree ,barely month after INFINIX SMART had been released, Infinix is already releasing another device namely HOT 5 AND HOT 5 LITE.The HOT 5 was first announced by Infinix Nigeria through its Twitter account with  the tagline ‘My Mobile Cinema’ as you can see from the tweet below.

The Infinix Hot 5 comes with dual front facing speakers and this is what the company refers to when talking about the ‘cinematic feeling’. “Front dual speaker with amazing surround sound system, Dirac Stereo Widening technology that produces realistic stereo sound,” the company explains. It looks like Infinix wants to position this device as an entertainment phone.Check out the Key Infinix Hot 5 specifications below.

HOT 5 SPECIFICATIONS

Display Size: 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels

Processor: 1.3 GHz Quad-core MediaTek MTK6580 processor

RAM: 2 GB

Storage Space: 16 GB, can be expanded TO 32GB using a microSD card

Android Version: Android 7.0 Nougat

Camera: 8 MP at the back with a 5MP front facing one

Battery: 4000 mAh removable battery

RECOMMEDNDED RETAIL PRICE IS GHS 460

Infinix Hot 5 Lite

Beside the actual HOT 5 there is a lite version which does not come with the fingerprint.Check out the Infinix Hot 5 Lite specifications below.

hot 5lite

SPECIFICATIONS FOR INFINIX HOT 5 LITE

Display Size: 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels

Processor: 1.3 GHz Quad-core MediaTek MTK6580 processor

RAM: 1 GB

Storage Space: 16 GB, can be expanded TO 32GB using a microSD card

Android Version: Android 7.0 Nougat

Camera: 8 MP at the back with a 5MP front facing one

Battery: 4000 mAh removable battery

Currently the HOT 5 is already in town and selling but as at now i personally do not know when the lite version will be in Ghana.

SOME PICTURES OF THE HOT 5

Infinix is set to push another device unto the market and it is specifically designed for music lovers and those on low budget thus the introduction of the new infinix series INFINIX SMART.

The Infinix Smart has a 5-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixels (HD) screen resolution, 1.2GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6580 processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage space and microSD card slot (up to 32GB cards). It packs Dual Micro SIM slots and supports only 2G and 3G networks only.

The device has a rear ‎8MP AF camera with Dual LED flash and a front 2MP camera with 3P lens for selfies and video calls. For an all-round quality audio and video experience, the Smart comes equipped with front dual speakers and Dirac Stereo Widening technology for a realistic 3D stereo surrounding sound. It measures 144.9 x 71.9 x 8.35 mm in dimensions and weighs 145 grams.

The smart series will be a music centric device that will be powered by Dirac Stereo widening technology and will feature dual front facing speakers that will deliver “more stable bass and more outstanding sound quality”.

The phone is already available in Kenya and Nigeria and will soon be in Ghana.