Infinix, the Transsion Holdings smartphone brand has started rolling out an OTA update to the Hot S3 smartphone, which adds the popular Face Unlock feature. With this rollout, the Hot S3 becomes the second smartphone to offer this feature under Rs 10,000 with the other one being the iVoomi i1S. Same as other smartphones, the Face Unlock feature on the Infinix Hot S3 can be found under Settings application. Our unit is yet to receive the update, so we did not get a chance to test out the feature. Infinix said that they have started the rollout today, meaning it will receive the users in a couple of days from now.
Just a couple of days ago, Infinix started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Infinix Note 4 smartphone in India. With that rollout, Infinix now has two smartphones under Rs 10,000 with Face Unlock feature. Almost every smartphone releasing these days is arriving with Face Unlock feature, allowing users to unlock the device with their face.
That said, Infinix is the only brand offering Android Oreo devices under Rs 10,000, which is another point worth noting. Other devices such as the Honor 9 Lite with Android Oreo are priced over Rs 10,000 in India.
To recall, the Infinix Hot S3 was launched last month in India with a whopping 20MP selfie camera. We have reviewed the smartphone and came out impressed for what Infinix is offering for the asking price.
The Hot S3 comes in two variants with one variant priced at Rs 8,999 and the other one at Rs 10,999. The phone has a 5.65-inch 18:9 display to the front, and is powered by the Snapdragon 430 SoC. The lower variant has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, while the premium variant offers 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The storage can be expanded with a dedicated microSD card slot.
The phone offers a 20MP selfie camera with Portrait mode, and to the back, Infinix has added a 13MP camera. The device has a 4000mAh battery inside.