Following the official announcement of Infinix Note 7 and 7 Lite in April 2020, Infinix officially unveiled another two devices to complement its mid-range product line. The Infinix Notes 8 and 8i were unveiled in Kenya and they serve as the respective successors to Note 7 and 7 Lite. These new phones are in fact much needed in the mid-range segment to compete with other phones that have started offering better specifications at high prices. The Infinix Note 8 price in Nigeria is expected to range from N75,000 – N80,000. Check out more details of the device below.
The Infinix Note 8 comes with a 6.95-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 720 x 1640 pixels, an aspect ratio of 20.5:9 ratio, 258 PPI pixel density, and 480 nits peak brightness.
A big disappointment in the display is the resolution. It’s just a pity that an Infinix Note mid-ranger in the year 2020 delivers a 720 x 1640 pixels resolution with ~258 PPI density. The other issue is that it is not even an FHD display, it is 2020 C’mon man!
The huge size of the screen, however, makes it a perfect phone for avid movie watchers. A punch-hole cutout that houses the front camera is on the top left corner, which is a good implementation that reduces the distraction of the cutout.
The Infinix Note 8 is configured with a 64 MP wide lens, a 2 MP macro lens, a 2 MP depth sensor, and a 2 MP AI lens. A 16MP wide lens and 2MP depth sensor are embedded within a capsule shape punch hole for taking care of selfies.
The MediaTek Helio G80 chip runs the device. That’s not the best processor for hardcore gamers but it is very okay for casual gamers and the price segment at least. It is coupled with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage which can be expanded.
A 5,200mAh battery fuels the device and it supports 18W Dual Engine Super Charge which will charge the Note 8 from 0-100% in 1hr30mins. Unlike its predecessor, Note 8 comes with a Type C USB port.
Infinix Note 8 comes with the latest XOS v7.1 based on the Android 10 operating system. XOS comes with some good features, including Live Transcribe and Game Mode. These features add value to the overall XOS. Also, the Dual Speakers support DTS that gives your ears an immersive musical experience.
Infinix Note 8 Full Specs
|Announced Date||15th October 2020|
|Release Date||? October 2020|
|Dimensions||175.3 x 78.8 x 9 mm|
|Display Size & Type||6.95 inches IPS LCD|
20.5:9 Aspect ratio
480 nits Max brightness
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Screen Resolution||720 x 1640 pixels|
|Pixel Density||~258 PPI|
|Software||Android 10, XOS 7.1|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)|
Supports SD Card.
Supports [email protected] video recording
Supports [email protected] video recording
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G|
|Connectivity||Hotspot, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Wifi Direct BT 5.0, NFC|
Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor
Ambient Light Sensor
|Battery||-Non-Removable Li-Po 5200 mAh|
-USB: Type-C, USB OTG
-Fast battery charging: 18W
-Wireless Charging: No
-Power Share: No
Gray, Blue, Green
|Price||Starts from US$200 ~ N77,000|
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.
Infinix Note 8 price in Nigeria & availability
The Infinix Note 8 price is yet to be disclosed, but we estimate N70,000 – N80,000. Based on Infinix’s previous releases of the Note series, we are expecting both Note 8 and Note 8i to be released in Nigeria before October ends. STAY TUNED AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NOTIFICATION.
The Infinix Note 8 is well designed and it looks sleek. All the device work is driven by the MediaTek G80 processor which is pretty good for this price range and can handle day to day activities and casual gaming very well.
Other important remarks: 1) The device has more than enough battery to keep you all day long. Even more, Infinix now added a Type-C port. 2) The camera specs look fantastic. It supports Slo-mo videos, short videos, d night mode, portrait, and so on.
Infinix Note 8 is a good successor to the Infinix Note 7 that was released in April 2020. The phone, however, does not exceptionally stand out among other mid-rangers from Samsung or Realme in the same price segment. Moreover, it comes with a good combination of camera, performance, design, and battery life. The bottom line is the device is a perfect upgrade if you own any of the previous Note series.