Infinix Hot 9 Pro and Infinix Hot 9 have launched in India as the latest smartphone offerings from the company. The phones come with almost identical specifications, apart from slight differences in the rear camera setup. The Infinix Hot 9 Pro has a 48-megapixel main camera at the back and supports Quad-LED flash, while the Infinix Hot 9 has a 13-megapixel main camera with triple LED flash support. Both the Hot 9 and the Hot 9 Pro include a hole-punch display design, and a Helio P22 octa-core processor.
Infinix Hot 9 Pro is priced in India at Rs. 9,499 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option. The Infinix Hot 9, on the other hand, is priced at Rs. 8,499 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option. The phones will go on sale via Flipkart. The first sale for Infinix Hot 9 Pro is scheduled for June 5 at 12pm (noon), where as Infinix Hot 9 will go on sale first on June 8 at 12pm (noon). The Infinix Hot 9 Pro and Infinix Hot 9 will be offered in Ocean Blue and Violet colours.
The Infinix Hot 9 and Infinix Hot 9 Pro support dual-SIM slots (Nano + Nano), and run on Android 10-based XOS 6.0. The two phones feature a 6.6-inch HD+ (720x1600 pixels) hole-punch LCD IPS display with a 20:9 aspect ratio, 90.5 percent screen-to-body-ratio, and 480nits brightness. They are powered by the 2.0GH Helio P22 octa-core processor paired with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU and 4GB of RAM. Internal storage is at 64GB and it is further expandable using a dedicated microSD card slot (up to 256GB).
As for the optics, the Infinix Hot 9 Pro and Infinix Hot 9 come with a quad camera setup a the back. The setup is placed on the top left corner, and the sensors are aligned vertically. The Infinix Hot 9 Pro includes a 48-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture, a 2-megapaixel depth camera, a 2-megapixel macro lens, and an additional low light sensor. The Pro model includes a Quad-LED flash on the side. In contrast, the Infinix Hot 9 has a 13-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture, and a triple LED flash instead. Camera features include custom bokeh, AI HDR, and AI 3D Beauty.
Up front, the two phones have an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash support. The front camera resides inside the hole-punch cut out placed on the top left of the screen. Front camera modes include AI Portrait, AI 3D Face Beauty, Wide-Selfie, and AR Animoji. There is a 5,000mAh battery integrated inside the Infinix Hot 9 and Infinix Hot 9 Pro. The company touts the battery to last up to 30 hours of 4G talk time, 130 hours of music playback, 13 hours of gaming, and 19 days of standby time.
The Infinix Hot 9 Pro and Infinix Hot 9 feature a rear fingerprint sensor and support face unlock as well. Connectivity options include Bluetooth v5, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, USB OTG, VoWiFi, and a Micro USB port. Sensors on board include G-sensor, e-compass, gyroscope, proximity senor, and ambient light sensor. The phones support DTS Surround Sound.
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