Infinix Mobility is here with a new flagship for the S series. Infinix is one of the few brands that have successfully eradicated the notch.
Today the fine looking Infinix S5 and s5 lite have been launched in Uganda for 599,000 and 490000 Ugandan shillings respectively.
The Smartphones went on sale for the first time in Uganda on Wednesday, 20th November 2019. This new development comes barely five months since the mobile phone maker unveiled Infinix Note 6 on the Ugandan market in July. The Infinix S5- is the latest ‘S’ serie from Chinese Smartphone maker – Transsion Holdings. It is Interesting how they keep pushing the bezels to make more screen available.
From an outstanding camera performance to an elegant design. Infinix S5 is the very first phone model with an Infinity O-Display, the first infinix model with 6.6” punch hole display, the first ‘S’ serie with the Rear Quad Camera feature. The upgrade mainly aims at improving the camera experience plus providing more screen, a better viewing experience, immersive multimedia consumption & gaming with the new 6.6” punch hole display and Infinity O-Display. Transsion launched Infinix S5 in three color options – Midnight Black, Quetzal Cyan, and Violet. It comes in a sole variant of 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
The Infinix s5 comes in two major versions, S5 (64GB ROM/4GB sRAM) and S5 Lite (32GB ROM &3GB RAM).
The device comes with improvements in aesthetics, camera, and storage. Price-wise, the device is also a bargain. Comes with advanced fascinating features & new tech as listed below.
Infinix S5: features
Infinix S5: Design
In terms of body build and size, the Infinix S5 is just a little bigger and heavier (178 g) than its predecessor. And this is because it comes with a bigger screen and more components like an extra camera, etc.
On the rear, the fingerprint sensor is close to the top of the device and the quad-cameras are aligned vertically at the top-left corner of the device. The quad-LED flash lighting set-up can be found close to the rear camera arrangement too. Taking a closer look at the rear of the device, you’d notice some patterns on it.
These patterns, according to Infinix, were inspired by a bird (called the Quetzal bird) and helps give the device it’s gradient-like appearance. The three color variants (Nebula Black, Quetzal Cyan, and Violet) of the Infinix S5 are also inspired by the device.
The design of the Infinix S5 is impressive, an improvement from the predecessor. One thing that remained the same, however, is the presence of a Micro-USB port at the bottom of the device. It’s 2019, Infinix, USB-C is the in-thing now. Aside that, everything else looks and feels good. Then the display.
The Infinix S5 sports what the OEM calls the “Infinity-O display”, a similar bezel-less display concept pioneered by Samsung. At the top-right corner of the 6.6-inch LCD display, you’d find a tiny punch-hole cut-out that houses the device’s front-facing camera. This makes the Infinix S5 the first smartphone from the brand to sport a punch-hole cut-out. Impressive, I must say.
The punch hole gives the device’s display more room and helps reduce the bezel. The screen comes boasts of an HD+ (720 x 1600 pixels) resolution, a display density of 270 ppi, and a 90.5% screen-to-body ratio. You’d surely enjoy a cinematic experience while watching movies or playing HD games on the device.
Software and Processor
This is where the Infinix S5 disappoints. The device comes with the exact software and processor configurations as its predecessor, the Infinix S4. Software-wise, it is based on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system. There’s no word from Infinix on the possibility of an Android 10 update in the future but we expect it to.
Underneath the super appealing aesthetic of the device, a Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 chipset that sports an Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU powers the operation of the Infinix S5 while a PowerVR GE8320 GPU handles graphics. This is the same chipset, CPU, and GPU that powers the Infinix S4.
The #InfinixS5 has a octa-core Cortex A53 processor coupled with a MediaTek P22 chipset. It offers a clock speed of upto 2GHz. The device is provided with a 4GB RAM that offers an excellent flow without any glitches. The PowerVR GE8320 GPU takes care of the graphical requirement.
Asides from packing a total of four cameras (a first from Infinix), the S5 boasts of impressive features camera-focused features like upgraded Facial Recognition technology, accurate facial sharpness, accurate backlit portraits, improved 3D face beauty function, AR stickers, face beauty in video calls (only available in WhatsApp), etc.
For the Infinix S5, the four cameras on the rear are configured accordingly: a primary 16MP lens, a secondary 5MP ultra-wide-angle/macro lens, a tertiary 2MP depth field lens, and lastly, the AI lens.
The Quad-LED smart flashlight is also positioned close to the quad-camera setup for improved lighting in low-light environments.
On the front, the selfie camera is a 32MP sensor that features improved AI technology, enhanced low-light and backlighting, and true-to-life capturing.
For the Infinix S5 Lite
The camera configuration of the Infinix S5 Lite is a little different. It comes with three cameras on the rear, one less than the regular S5.
Launching in November makes it the perfect Christmas gift for you and your family. The #InfinixS5 lauched at a price range that perfectly fits your pocket, a humble 600,000 – 700,000 UGx. Infinix S5 Lite is exclusively available in all phone shops. Go get one.
Launched in 2013 and targeting the young generations, Infinix Mobile phone brand is a premium online-driven smartphone brand.
The regular retail price of the devices, however, are as follows;
- Infinix S5 (6GB RAM + 128GB ROM) — UGx 699,000
- Infinix S5 (4GB RAM + 64GB ROM) — UGx 599,000
- Infinix S5 Lite (4GB RAM + 64GB ROM) — UGx 499,000