LTE Version of the Infinix Hot 3 to Become Available in Kenya in June


Infinix Mobility is gearing to launch the LTE version of the Infinix Hot 3 soon. The device is slated for unveiling sometime in June, over two months since its 3G counterpart started selling in the Kenyan market.

Infinix has made it a tradition to release LTE versions of its 3G devices sometime after their release. In the case of LTE devices, the brand uses storage configuration for differentiation. For instance, you will find a 3GB or 2GB RAM chip and 32GB, 16GB or 8GB internal storage paired separately as different instances/variants of the same device. The Infinix X553, the model number of the new device, will be exactly that and more in relation to the Infinix X554, the earlier model already in the market.

From the outside, the LTE version of the Infinix Hot 3 will feel a bit different and maybe likely better thanks to more pronounced textures on the plastic back cover. From the inside, the device will be powered by an entry-level Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 415, a first for Infinix which has been a mainstay of MediaTek chipsets. This, we hope, will translate in even better performance of the device.

Other upgrades are as indicated in the spec sheet below:

Infinix Hot 3 Infinix Hot 3 LTE
Size and weight 151.5 x 76 x 8.3mm, 131g Same
Display 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720 Pixels) IPS LCD Same
Processor MediaTek MT6580 clocked at 1.3 GHz quad-core processor Snapdragon 415
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory, expandable with microSD (up to 32 GB)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory, expandable with microSD (up to 32GB)
  • 8MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 5MP  front-facing camera
OS Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) with XUI Same
Battery 3,000 mAh Same
Network 2G, 3G 2G, 3G, 4G LTE (Cat 4)
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS Same
Others FM Radio, Dual-SIM (micro), USB OTG Same

While we don’t have the exact pricing of the device, we expect it to be a little dear than the 3G Hot 3 which goes for Kshs 7,900.

If you missed it, watch our preview of the Infinix Hot 3 below: