Infinix is a Chinese smartphone company, recently known for its high-value budget devices. Although Infinix made a debut in Nepal with the launch of Infinix Smart 4, the company has made a proper entry in the Nepali smartphone market with the launch of Infinix Hot 9 Play and Infinix Note 7.
The device was officially launched by Ola Electronics, the national distributor for Infinix devices for Nepal, in August 2020. Infinix Hot 9 Play’s official price in Nepal is Rs. 11,490 for the 2/32GB variant and Rs. 14,990 for the 4/64 GB variant.
Infinix Hot 9 Play Overview
Infinix Hot 9 Play is a device from the Infinix Hot 9 series lineup, including Infinix Hot 9 and Infix Hot 9 Pro. The regular Infinix Hot 9 and Hot 9 Pro offer very similar specs. However, the Hot 9 Play features different specs than its siblings and makes its way into our list of best smartphones under Rs. 15,000 in Nepal.
Design and Display
The device has a plastic body measuring 8.9 mm in thickness and weighing 209 grams. The plastic back panel has a gem cut texture and features a left-aligned rectangular camera module with rounded corners and a fingerprint sensor.
It offers a 6.82-inches IPS LCD display panel with an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1640 pixels in a tall aspect ratio of 20.5:9. The company is calling it a Cinematic display because the screen’s aspect ratio is closer to the IMax movie ratio. The screen also features a waterdrop notch to house the selfie camera.
Performance and Memory
Under the hood, the Infinix Hot 9 Play is powered by two different processors for its two variants. The base variant with the memory configuration of 2 GB RAM coupled with 32 GB internal storage is powered by the Mediatek Helio A22 processor with PowerVR GE8300. Similarly, the variant with 4 GB RAM with 64 GB of internal storage is powered by MediaTek Helio A25 processor with PowerVR GE8320 GPU.
The Helio A22 is a quad-core processor with 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53, while the Helio A25 is an octa-core processor with 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53. Both of these variants run on Android 10 and have expandable storage with a dedicated microSD card slot.
The camera module on the back houses a dual-camera setup consisting of a 13 MP primary lens coupled with a QVGA Low light sensor arranged vertically along with triple-LED flash. Upfront, the selfie camera inside the waterdrop notch is an 8 MP sensor. These camera setups can take 1080p videos at 30 fps.
Battery and Others
The Infix Hot 9 Play packs a huge 6000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery. It features connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and USB 2.0. It is available in Midnight Black, Violet Quetzal Cyan, and Ocean Wave color options.
Infinix Hot 9 Play Specifications
|Body||171.8 mm x 78 x 8.9 mm, 209 grams|
|Display||6.82-inches IPS LCD (1640 x 720 pixels) HD+ display, 20.5:9 aspect ratio, ~ 263 PPI, ~82.4% screen to body ratio|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio A22 (12 nm) – 2/32 GB|
MediaTek Helio A25 (12 nm) – 4/64 GB
|CPU||Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 – 2/32 GB|
Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) – 4/64 GB
|GPU||PowerVR GE8300– 2/32 GB|
PowerVR GE8320– 4/64 GB
|RAM & Memory||2GB RAM with 32 GB storage, 4GB RAM 64GB storage, expandable with microSD card|
|Rear Camera||Dual camera:|
13 MP primary lens
QVGA (Low light sensor)
|Front Camera||Single 8MP sensor|
|Biometrics||rear-mounted fingerprint sensor|
|Battery||6000mAh non-removable battery|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS, 3.5 mm headphone jack, micro USB 2.0|
|Color Options||Midnight Black, Quetzal Cyan, Violet, Ocean Wave|
Infinix Hot 9 Play Price in Nepal and Availability
The Infinix Hot 9 Play is available for purchase online from daraz or offline from all the authorized retail shops across the country. The official price of the Infinix Hot 9 Play in Nepal is Rs. 11,490 for the base model with a 2/32 GB configuration and Rs.14,490 for the 4/64 GB variant.
|Infinix Hot 9 Play Variant||Price in Nepal|
|Infinix Hot 9 Play ( Helio A22 processor, 2/32 GB)||Rs. 11,490|
|Infinix Hot 9 Play ( Helio A25 processor, 4/64 GB)||Rs. 14,490|
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