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Meet The Newest Player in PH: Infinix Mobile

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Here are the new guys in town

Today we spoke with the people behind Infinix Mobile, a phone brand based in Hong Kong. The company does business primarily in the African continent in Nigeria, South Africa, Algeria but has made inroads into Asia in Indonesia and Thailand, and are looking to make waves in the PH in the next few months. The company was previously an ODM (original devince manufacturer) but has moved beyond that and are now marketing their own brand of devices.

For the Philippines, Infinix Mobile is looking to introduce three smartphone lineups: Zero, which is their premium lineup that puts a premium on the camera experience and design, the Note, which is obviously aimed at the big-screen spectrum of the market, and the Hot, which is their Android one lineup.

So, first things first. The first device that the company will be releasing in the PH will be their Hot Note, a 5.5-inch phablet with a 4000mAh battery on board. They’re looking at a November release date for it in the PH, and are tentatively looking to release it first through online channels, so that means Lazada.

The folks at Infinix Mobile says that they design their phones themselves, and have an R&D team that develops the phones before selling. We’ll be writing a separate hands-on for the Hot Note, watch out for that in a few minutes.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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10 Comments

    1. They have X UI on their phones, but it’s more of useful apps rather than full OS overhaul like MIUI or LeWA OS. As for OTA, they update their X UI constantly, but for Android updates it all depends on MediaTek and Google.

  1. I’m bothered at their plan to rely primarily on Lazada. Unless they rely on brick and mortar sales through partners, they can’t make a dent in the local sales market.

    1. Yep. Every single time people don’t really want to wait for long shipments and all the fuss about online shopping… yeah. Who’s winning now? It has to be Cherry Mobile. Thank you, my Cherry Mobile One.

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