Infinix last night launched the Note 5 smartphone at an event in Dubai. The Note 5 is part of the Android One program, which is designed to deliver a faster operating system experience.

The smartphone is part of the Note series which was first launched in 2015. The series was launched as a big battery, big screen and fast charging device. The new phone however slightly deviates from this.

The Note 5 is a bit more compact than its phablet predecessors. It however has a bigger battery at 4500 mAh. According to Infinix, the phone can last 3 days on a single charge with light use and 13 hours with heavy use. It also comes with fast charge, a technology they are calling 3A Fast Charge.

With regard to the camera, it comes with a front “Selfie” camera that has 16 megapixels with low light selfie capability. The back camera has 12 Megapixels with large pixel capability.

The phone is powered by a Mediatek P23 Helio processor. According to Mediatek, the phone delivers a better picture quality, better battery saving & better general phone operation.

The company has also partnered with Google under the Android One program. This means that the phone comes with bare minimum Google apps installed. This is nice because the users will only install the apps they need. This also means that the phones get access to the latest version of Android, directly from Google. The phone ships with Android Oreo.

It is a 4G dual SIM phone which is also comes with dual 4G. It basically means that both SIM cards are able to access 4G at the same time.

The phone is available in 2 versions. The Note 5 and the Note 5 Pro with stylus. The Note 5 will be available first and the Note 5 Pro will be available at a later date.

Following the Dubai launch, the Note 5 smartphone will be launch in 30 countries including Nigeria, Egypt, India, Kenya, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Morocco among others. It is already available for purchase in Kenya on Jumia for Ksh. 17,939.

Infinix Note 5 specifications

  • Network: 4G/3G/2G
  • OS Version: Android One
  • SIM: Nano SIM, Dual SIM + Dual 4G
  • Display: 6.0 inch Full HD+; 18:9,TDDI; 2.5D infinity display
  • Processor: MT6763 Mediatek P23 Helio processor
  • Dimensions: 158*75*8.4mm – 2.5D glass
  • Internal storage: 32GB for Note 5 and 64GB for Note 5 Pro
  • RAM: 3GB for Note 5 and 4GB for Note 5 Pro
  • Battery: 4500mAh
  • Front “Selfie” camera: 16 MP ,low light selfie ;4in1
  • Back camera: 12MP,1.25um large pixel;F2.0
  • Colours: Ice Blue, Milan Black and Berlin Grey.