Infinix' latest Note 12-series smartphones upgrade to 5G and start at under US$200
Infinix has brought up-to-date mobile data to its Note series of Android smartphones for the first time. These new variants of the current 12 generation are both powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor, apparently enhanced in this case by in-house "SMART 5G technology".
The OEM backs it to save up to 20% of the power normally used while 5G is on, by "intelligently" balancing network status and the data needs of 30 or more apps. In more visible terms, the Note 12 Pro 5G reprises the 12 VIP's 108MP main camera, although it is joined by 2+2MP backup lenses in this case.
Similarly, the Note 12 5G may mainly benefit from a 50MP main shooter. Both variants also re-use the inescapably familar camera hump from the 12 (G96) variant. Its new 5G siblings also have 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED displays - albeit without mention of refresh-rate upgrades to match their new connectivity, and also with waterdrop-notch selfie cameras rather than punch-holes.
On that note, at 33W, the new Note 12 5G series is definitely not Infinix' upcoming, cutting-edge ThunderCharge flagship. This is a slight shame, especially as both the vanilla and Pro variants have been outfitted with 5,000mAh batteries.
For those who can overlook these drawbacks for the lure of 5G, these latest additions to the Infinix Note 12 series has indeed come to address its earlier discrepancy on Flipkart imminently. They will start as vanilla SKUs with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage for INR 14,999 (~US$189) or as 12 Pro 5Gs with 8/128GB for INR 17,999 (~$227) respectively.