American smartphone brand, InFocus has launched a new entry-level smartphone in India, namely, the InFocus A2. The company has announced the launch of the device on microblogging platform Twitter saying that the phone will retail for the best buy price of Rs 5,199. As per the company's website, the device will be an offline-only model. The InFocus A2 offers 4G LTE and VoLTE support, and it comes with up to 30GB of free data offer from telecom operator Reliance Jio. Customers purchasing the A2 will also receive up to Rs 300 cashback as Supercash onto the Mobikwik wallet.
InFocus A2 Specifications and Features
Firstly, the smartphone will be available in two colours- Black and Champagne Gold. At the front of the phone, we have a 5-inch HD display with 2.5D curved glass on top. InFocus did not mention the protective layer used on display though. At the heart of the phone, there's a Spreadtrum SC9832 chipset which is a quad-core chipset with all the four cores clocked at 1.3GHz.
The chipset is mated to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There's a microSD card slot as well for storage expansion. The device boots Android 7.0 Nougat based 360UI, which is the company's proprietary skin. The device measures 8.7mm in thickness, which is acceptable for an entry-level smartphone.
The phone has connectivity options such as 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, and a micro USB port. Optics wise, there's a 5MP sensor at the back with LED flash, and another 5MP sensor is present on the front which also offers a beauty mode.
This entire package is backed by a 2400mAh battery, which is promised to last a single day with full charge.
InFocus A2 Pricing and Availability
Aforesaid, the company's official tweet mentions the best buy price as Rs 5,199, but it may be available at a lower price, which we're not sure as of this writing. We will update this story once an official statement comes from the company. For now, the device can be picked up at any major retail store nearby you.
With the InFocus A2, the company is looking to compete with the likes of Xiaomi and Tenor. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A and Tenor D (first impressions) are priced at Rs 4,999, but they both offer better chipset in the form of Snapdragon 425 SoC. Also, the rest of the specifications such as the camera, battery are also disappointing on the A2.