What do you look for in a smartphone? Ease of use, value for money and good looks? As the most affordable metal smartphone in South Africa, the Infinity H6, just introduced to the market by Hisense, ticks all these boxes – and more.
According to Hisense General Manager, Youbo Li, Hisense aims to restructure the mobile industry in South Africa. It is an ambitious goal, but one he feels confident of achieving – especially given the strength of Hisense’s offering and the exceptional value for money it encompasses. “We’re pleased to offer products boasting the same technology as our competitors, yet at a more affordable price,” he says.
The launch of the Infinity H6 follows the introduction of the product to other leading regions such as Europe, America, Asia, the rest of Africa. With the local launch, Hisense aims to make significant strides in the South African mobile market.
The Infinity H6 is crammed with features, making it easier to use not only when you’re making phone calls or using it to work remotely, but also when taking photos or using its exciting entertainment hub.
Most noteworthy is its 5-inch screen; a size that has been readily adapted in Europe and China – and with good reason. A 5-inch screen is still large enough to display significant amounts of information (useful when you’re using it to conduct a Web search or read a downloaded site), yet it remains comfortable to handle – even with one hand – and can even fit inside a pocket.
What’s more, the screen has been treated with one glass solution and glass-film-film technologies, which enable it to deliver better brightness and clarity while remaining thinner and lighter than any other smartphone.
Instagrammers and other photography enthusiasts will delight in the features that ensure the Infinity H6’s camera delivers superior results: like the Zero-Second-Later technology, which captures images as soon as you press the shutter – no more blurred outlines or just-missed moments! The back camera also boasts a 5 P aspherical lens, which guarantees better image quality and removes distortions. Look out, too, for the LED flashlight, panoramic mode and face detection.
Another highlight setting the Infinity H6 apart from competitors is its special gesture recognition ability, which provides shortcuts to key functions with a simple swipe of the screen, creating the ultimate in user friendliness. It’s also great for photographers: all you have to do is hold up your hand, clench your fist – and three seconds later, the phone will take a picture. No selfie-sticks needed!
Technically-minded consumers will be impressed by specs, including Android 4.4 Kikat, Dolby Digital Sound, Snapdragon quad-core 1.2 GHz CPU, 1G RAM and 16G ROM. Like other models within the Infinity range, it offers dual SIM capability, enabling users to run two SIM cards (either a data SIM or call SIM, or two separate call SIMs) from different accounts and networks off a single device. The beauty of this system is that it guarantees lower cellphone bills, as the SIM cards can be set up to call the relevant matching network.
The Infinity H6 retails at a suggested price of R3 499, making its closest competitor R500 more expensive – plus, it has better memory. The phone will be available in selected retailers from March.
“Our goal is to improve the quality of life for the average South African, by granting them access to the very best technology available,” promises Li.
Hisense Infinity smartphone H6 (U800)
|System||KitKat (Android 4.4)|
|Display||5-inch / IPS / Resolution: 1 280x 720 pixels / 294 ppi|
|Processor||1.2GHz Quad Core Processor|
|Memory||16G (ROM) +1G (RAM) (SD card slot supports up to 32G)|
|Battery||2000mAh durable battery|
|Camera||8.0M rear camera with CMOS Auto Focus and LED flash + 5.0M front camera|
|Other||* WiFi 802.11 b/g/n – BT4.0, GPS, FM* Proximity sensor, acceleration sensor, ambient light sensor* Dolby sound
* Face and gesture recognition/gesture awake
* Dual SIM (Micro), dual standby
|Dimensions and weight||138.5 x 71.5 x 7.9mm / 130g|
|Finish||Metal body (Aviation Aluminum)|
|Recommended retail price||R3 499|
Convenience, accessibility and simplicity – the hallmarks of Hisense – are brought to life by the Infinity H6. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HisenseSA Twitter: @HisenseSA and @Nadia_Rossouw