Until now, the Micromax Canvas Infinity enjoyed the distinction of being the cheapest smartphone featuring an 18:9 display, but now a new smartphone from InFocus brings the most happening smartphone feature of 2017 to the sub Rs 7,000 price range. Meet the InFocus Vision 3, the latest smartphone from the American brand that punches above its weight and price with a large 5.7-inch 18:9 aspect ratio display, a dual-camera setup and a massive 4000mAh battery.
The InFocus Vision 3 has been launched at Rs 6,999 which makes it the cheapest bezel-less smartphone currently in the Indian market. The Micromax Canvas Infinity, on the other hand, retails for around Rs 9,500 right now.
InFocus Vision 3 design and Specifications
In terms of the design, the InFocus vision 3 features an all-metal construction with 2.5D curved glass and minimal bezels upfront. The phone is 8.8mm thick and comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a silver ring that runs around the dual-camera module at the back panel.
The InFocus Vision 3's biggest draw, however, is its 5.7-inch IPS ONCELL display with HD+ resolution (720x1440 pixels) and 18:9 aspect ratio. InFocus claims that the minimal bezels allow them to fit the 5.7-inch screen in the same footprint as that of a 5.2-inch display-sporting smartphone.
But while the design and display of the phone are pretty impressive for the price, the raw specs are nothing to write home about. The InFocus Vision 3 is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MTK6737H chipset which is clocked at 1.3GHz and comes mated with a mere 2GB of RAM. The internal storage on offer is 16GB, which can be expanded further up to 64GB via a microSD card.
However the camera department is impressive nonetheless. The InFocus Vision 3 comes with a dual-camera setup at the back with a 13MP primary camera coupled with a 5MP wide-angle lens. It sports an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calling.
Another noteworthy feature of the Vision 3 camera is that it comes with a camera mode called 'Dualfie' which allows users to capture images from both the front and rear cameras simultaneously – just like Nokia's Bothie feature.
The dual-SIM device comes with 4G VoLTE support, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS. Sensors onboard the Vision 3 include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor and a proximity sensor. The phone lacks a gyroscope.
The Vision 3 packs a beefy 4000mAh battery non-removable battery under the hood and runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box with InFocus' Smile UI custom skin on top. However, InFocus has also confirmed that an Oreo update will be released in mid-2018.
The InFocus Vision 3 also has a 1-key shortcut option for select apps, and the company says that it will also be adding face recognition tech to the smartphone sometime in January.
The device will go on sale from December 20 exclusively via Amazon.in