Earlier today, TechsNG had a meeting with Infinix Mobility alongside some few invited tech bloggers in Nigeria. During the course of the meeting, of course, there were questions and answers. One of the questions TechsNG raised was in relation to the upcoming 3000 mAh battery for the infinix hot 2 x510 which was announced yesterday.
Apparently, the company is actually keeping the cards close to their chest about it as no information in regards release date nor pricing was disclosed. We also asked how they intend implementing the new battery. If it was going to be available as an accessory or it is going to be shipped with only new releases of the same model. One of the reps disclosed that it is going to be dispatched in form of an accessory. He also added that it will be coming attached with the back cover but we honestly wonder how that is going to work owing to the fact that the infinix hot 2 x510 actually comes with a removable battery and a removable back cover. He furthermore added that the information in regards how they intend implementing the battery when it is available is subject to change. Hence, you may want to take the above information in regards battery implementation with a pinch of salt.
When asked if it would take up to 3 months before the new battery capacity will become available, another rep said No, it wouldn’t. Hence, We can only hope we actually get the promised bigger battery capacity available in stores soonest.
Moving on, We (TechsNG, Other tech bloggers invited and infinix mobility reps) visited a SLOT outlet in Ikeja, Lagos, with the sole purpose of having interactions with shoppers in regards what they think of infinix phones, introducing them to the Android Lollipop XUI upgrade on infinix hot note x551 and what exactly, they look out for in a smartphone.
Waiting at the Infinix Mobility sales stand at SLOTS for like an hour, we were able to have some interactions with some shoppers. Just before we go into some information received from some shoppers, Infinix had basically three phones on sale at the stand; the Infinix Hot Note, Infinix Zero 2 and the newly launched infinix Hot 2.
Based on the little time spent at the sales stand, most shoppers are more interested in the Infinix Hot 2 than any other device infinix had to offer. Perhaps, it could be as a result of the pricing.
At Slots as at today the 30th of September 2015, the infinix hot 2 1GB RAM version sells for N18500 while the 2GB RAM version sells for N20500. That’s a N1000 difference from what it was when it was officially launched on the 18th of August.
Moving on to asking shoppers of what they thought of the Infinix Hot 2 x510 considering the fact that the device was the center of attraction at the sales stand, some said the device is really nice. However, they wished the display pixels was better. According to an elderly man, he has been used to Samsung devices and that’s the reason he felt the display pixels on the hot 2 wasn’t so catchy compared to what he had been using.
When we asked another shopper what he looks at for in a smartphone, he said performance and camera will certainly rock his boat. He added saying he was a student and would want a device that could get him done with school works and sorts. Hence, performance is really important. He also added saying he was an artist and would need a phone with a good camera in other to snap and showcase his works. Judging by this, Performance and Camera was paramount to him when it comes smartphone choices.
The day actually ended pretty well as communication with shoppers went fluently. During the course of our discussion and explanations with shoppers in regards devices, some asked what mAh meant when describing a battery capacity and thankfully, we were able to provide satisfactory answers. As expected, Infinix devices were sold during the course of the little time spent there.
Now, we’d like to ask you exactly same question and we hope to get answers from you. What do you actually look out for in a smartphone?