When talking about cell phones Crazy Specs at Low Prices, your mind will definitely drift to Xiaomi, yes, it’s not wrong that this one product is indeed in all segments, there are entry-level, mid-range to the flagship, bulldozed by pocket-friendly prices.
But if you want to talk about entry-level, Xiaomi actually lost badly to a cellphone whose name maybe people rarely hear but the built is arguably not bad, it is Infinix, one of the dark horses that can make the attention of young people who want a cool-looking cellphone, cheap prices for gaming specs in the Mediatek chipset class. Even though there are those who use the Snapdragon 750G chipset, it has not been released in Indonesia, namely the Infinix Hot 11 Pro.
But usually, why is this cellphone less class than Xiaomi? Xiaomi’s struggle will take years to undermine the dominance of the BBK group and Samsung, while Infinix is a bit tough because it is directly facing Xiaomi in the same segment.
So the features that Infinix sells are large batteries on average above 4000Mah, gaming specs, and also a premium impression. But usually, in Indonesia, new cellphones are hard to reach the market, because many people often say that goods made in this country are good, while goods made in this country are bad, even though we know that currently, the quality of cellphone products is almost equal.
Is this Infinix Chinese production? It’s a bit complicated but we will examine a little of this problem, the headquarters of Infinix is in Hong Kong since 2013. It is necessary to remember that Hong Kong is indeed a part of China because Britain handed it over to China in 1997. However, Hong Kong, you can say as a special territory in China, with its own currency, legal system, and civil liberties, which are not available in most other parts of China.
Sometimes some say that Hong Kong is not China, but in fact, Hong Kong has become part of China so please stay if you choose made in Hong Kong or China anyway, it is not affected by the quality of the cellphones they offer because the unique thing is that the Infinix R&D (research and development) center is in French and Korean.
Just for information, cellphones that are sold specifically for Indonesia must meet the Domestic Content Level (TKDN) regulation, so it’s no wonder the box also has a statement made in Indonesia (Made in Indonesia).
So because it has passed TKDN, Infinix has graced the Indonesian market in recent years. The longer the design, the more features, the bigger screen, they even collaborate with the legendary mobile game, that’s certainly a plus point from Infinix, starting to be seen by young people with limited budgets.
Here it seems that Xiaomi should not underestimate the power of Infinix, those who usually use the Mediatek chipset to reduce prices have started playing with the Snapdragon chipset to increase banging power about performance.
It is proven that the Infinix Note 8, in 2020 with the Mediatek G80 chipset, is able to shake the position of Xiaomi.
Playing at the price level of Rp. 1-3 million makes this phone fairly safe playing at lower levels. Even though at this time the Xiaomi army is still strong because there are already many fans, but they can be caught off guard a little by Infinix which has interesting features that they have pinned of course at a cheap price.
Especially when it is released in Indonesia, the Infinix Hot 10s, which makes cellphones at low prices, including the Realme Narzo 30a, must be vigilant because they have similar specs, namely the G85 Mediatek.
So what about the group BBK? It’s a bit dizzy to see the Oppo, Vivo, and Realme troops whose prices are starting to make holes in holes, but the specs displayed don’t seem to be biting except in the realm of the camera. Maybe they have switched to selling digital cameras with the bonus of being able to make telecommunications and internet.