The legendary brand launches an extremely cheap smartphone with a really huge screen

The Infinix brand, founded by the once well-known Russian smartphone maker Sagem, has released the Note 11i smartphone. The device stands out mainly for its very low price ($ 160) and a giant screen for today’s standards – 6.95 inches. This is more than just the 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max. Sagem stopped making smartphones under its flagship brand in 2008 and founded Infinix five years later.

Large screen at a low price

Infinix has announced the Android Note 11i smartphone with an almost 7-inch diagonal screen. According to modern standards, the device is among the budgets, as it costs only $ 160 (11.5 thousand rubles at the exchange rate of the Central Bank on November 15, 2021).

Behind the Hong Kong brand Infinix is ​​Sagem, known for its mobile phones in the early 21st century. They sold well, including in Russia, and even grew for third-party brands, but in 2008, according to CNews, the company restricted that business. The Infinix brand was founded in 2013 by Sagem in collaboration with the Chinese smartphone company Transsion Holdings.


Sagem has left the Russian phone market to return with Infinix smartphones

Infinix devices for November 2015 were officially present in the Russian retail trade. Asked by CNews about the release date of this smartphone in Russia and its recommended price, officials of the Russian Infinix dealership said that this model will not be sold in Russia. They added that the usual Note 11 will be released, but without a 6.95-inch screen – it has a 6.7-inch panel. They did not mention the release dates and the cost of the Note 11 in the Russian market.

Tablet in smartphone case

The Infinix Note 11i smartphone stands out among other things and especially among the financial devices, with its screen. This is an IPS panel at 6.95 inches diagonally, which is even bigger than the oversized iPhone 13 Pro Max with the 6.7 inch touch screen.

There are not many smartphones that can match the screen size of the new Infinix Note 11i. Among the current innovations, this may be the Honor X30 Max, which was announced in late October 2021 and released in China in mid-November 2021 at a price of $ 420 (30.3 thousand rubles).

Among the older competitors of the Infinix Note 11i, we can distinguish the 6.9-inch sample Xiaomi Mi Max 3 of the summer of 2018. The mobile phone is currently out of production.

It will be difficult to control a device with such a large screen with one hand

The screen of the Infinix Note 11i smartphone supports a resolution of 2460×1080 pixels or Full HD + with a aspect ratio of 20.5: 9. Due to the slim bezels (except the bottom), it occupies 91% of the front panel. The front camera is embedded in a small hole next to the top frame.

Basement filling.

The Smartphone Infinix Note 11i is currently available in a unique configuration, which includes 4 GB of RAM and a built-in 64 GB drive. The device is based on the MediaTek Helio G85 processor, which has eight processing cores and the Mali G52 MC2 video subsystem in two cores. The main cores are divided into two clusters – two productive Cortex-A75 at 2 GHz and six energy efficient Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz. The processor is manufactured at 12nm from April 2020 and achieves 230 AnTuTu scores and 360/1271 GeekBench single / multi-core scores.

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The same processor is used in the smartphone Realme C25s with a 6000 mAh battery, which arrived in Russian stores in September 2021 at a price of 15 thousand rubles. for a complete set with 4/64 GB memory.

The Infinix Note 11i uses a smaller 5000 mAh battery. The manufacturer claims that it supports 18 watt accelerated charging via USB-C, but it is not yet clear if a power supply with the appropriate features is included in the package.

Other smartphone features

Out of the box, the new Infinix Note 11i comes with Android 11, which Google released in September 2020. Whether Infinix plans to upgrade the phone to the latest Android 12 is still unknown. A proprietary XOS shell is installed above the firmware.

The manufacturer has equipped the Note 11i with a 16 megapixel selfie camera and a triple main unit. Includes two 2 megapixel sensors each (macro and portrait) and a 48 megapixel base sensor with f / 1.79 aperture. The additional smartphone is equipped with stereo speakers with DTS capability, fingerprint scanner on the power button, support for LTE networks, separate headphone jack, as well as Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. The NFC for contactless payments, Infinix representatives told CNews, is missing in the Note 11i.

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