Infinix launched the Redmi 6A successor in August this year. The phone is called the Infinix Smart 2. This Infinix phone was launched in India running on Android 8.1 Oreo on top of XOS 3.3.0, but the company has upgraded the phone to the latest Android 9 Pie software. The update is rolling out to all users in India right now. With Pie coming to the Infinix phone, it makes more difficult for the Redmi 6A or “Desh Ka Naya Smartphone” to survive. Infinix has been on a roll lately. The company has recently launched several phones in India including the Note 5 and the Note 5 Stylus – which comes with a Galaxy Note like S Pen. Interestingly, both the Infinix Note 5 and Note 5 Stylus come with Google’s Android One programme and this increases the chances of the phones to get the latest software – Android 9 Pie – very soon. However, Infinix is yet to reveal details on the same.
Infinix Smart 2 Gets Android 9 Pie
Coming back to the Infinix Smart 2, the phone was launched with Android 8.1 Oreo on top of XOS 3.3.0, but now, new software update has come to the phone. Infinix has announced that the Smart 2 is getting Android 9 Pie update and the software update is said to be rolling out to all users in India very soon. Infinix has announced that the software update is rolling out in a phased manner. Some users of the Smart 2 would have already got the update but some users will be getting it in the days to come.
To check whether you have got the software update or not head to the Setting menu of the phone and them scroll down to System option and then head to the System update to check if the phone has got the new software update or not. With the Android 9 Pie update, the Infinix smart 2 gets features like — new, gesture-based navigation system Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, App Actions, Slices, and all other features of Pie. Since the Infinix Smart 2 runs XOS Hummingbird on top of Android software, it is pretty evident that Pie software will come with customisations and tweaks in the Infinix Smart 2.
In India, the Infinix Smart 2 comes in two variants. The base model with 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage configuration for a price tag of Rs 5,999, while the top end model that comes with 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage comes for a price of Rs 6,999.
Infinix Smart 2: Specifications and Features
As far as the specs are concerned, the Infinix Smart 2 sports a 5.45-inch HD+ ‘FullView’ LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio, 720x1440p resolution. The phone has a screen to body ratio of 83%. On the hardware front, the Infinix phone comes with a quad-core MediaTek MT6739 chipset clocked at 1.5GHz. The Infinix Smart 2 is backed by a 3050mAh battery. On the camera front, the Infinix Smart 2 includes a 13MP sensor with a f/2.0 aperture while on the front panel, the phone features an 8MP sensor with a f/2.0 aperture.
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