Infinix Hot 12 in Nepal: Basic camera setup, but big display and strong battery backup in the budget range

Infinix Hot 12
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Infinix Hot 12 is now available in Nepal. The phone was launched along with another model, the Hot 12 Pro of the same series. Infinix also launched Hot 12 Play, another smartphone of the same series, a few months back. Since the ban on the import of smartphones over USD 300 has been implemented in Nepal, Infinix has been actively launching a series of budget smartphones in Nepal.

Infinix Hot 12, as a budget smartphone, offers a lot on the table. It has a thin and lightweight body with a decent and large display. The phone provides a basic camera setup with a modest resolution recording option. Similarly, the battery backup on the phone is also good and is accompanied by a handy fast charging system. Let’s get into the details to know more about Infinix Hot 12.


DimensionLength: 170.50 mm
Width: 77.60 mm
Thickness: 8.30 mm
Weight: 195 grams
Display6.82-inch, IPS LCD, 90Hz
Resolution720*1,612, 259 PPI density
OSAndroid 12, XOS 10.6
ChipsetMediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
GPUMali- G52 MC2
Storage128 GB
SD cardDedicated slot
CameraFront: 8 MP, dual-LED flash
Rear:  13 MP, f/1.8, (wide), AF              
AI lens
AudioDual speakers
3.5mm headphone jack
Battery5,000mAh, li-po, non-removable
18W fast charging
Light sensor
Proximity sensor
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
ColoursRacing black, legend white, origin blue, lucky green
PriceRs 21,999

Design and display

Infinix Hot 12
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Infinix Hot 12 flaunts a similar styling seen on the Hot 12 Play with some tweaks on the camera setup. The phone comes with a standard build of a glass front, plastic back and a plastic frame. The back panel houses a familiar-looking rectangular camera panel including camera sensors and an LED flash. Similarly, Infinix branding at the left bottom of the phone has been done neatly. Unlike the Hot 12 Play, the phone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for biometrics.

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The phone is 8.30mm thick and weighs around 195 grams. It is available in racing black, legend white, origin blue and lucky green colour options.

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A big 6.80-inch IPS LCD display on the front offers a resolution of 720*1,612 pixels and 259 PPI density. A camera sensor resides in the centre punch hole of the display. Furthermore, the display supports a refresh rate of 90Hz and a touch sampling rate of 180Hz, making the phone smooth and allowing for a better touch response.


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Infinix Hot 12 has a sub-par triple camera setup. There is a 13MP main camera sensor on the back that has an autofocus feature. The main camera is accompanied by a 2MP and another AI camera sensor. On the front is an 8MP camera sensor. The cameras on the phone are accompanied by a dual flash on both ends. This can be great for low lights and night shoots.

Both the front and back cameras can record videos at 1080p resolution at 30fps.

Performance and storage

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Infinix Hot 12 runs on XOS 10.6 based on Android 12. The phone is powered by MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm) chipset while the graphical duties are taken care of by Mali- G52 MC2.

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At the moment, the phone is only available in a single variant. The phone comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The advantage of having 6GB RAM is the user has the option of further expanding the RAM memory by up to 5GB.  The phone also has a dedicated microSD card slot and the user can expand the memory up to 512GB through it.

Battery life, connectivity and others

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Infinix Hot 12 gets its power from a 5,000mAh non-removable lipo battery. The company has marketed that this power will provide:

  • Up to 13 hours of gaming
  • Up to 144 hours of music
  • Up to 35 hours of calls
  • Up to 45 hours of standby time

The battery can be charged with an 18W fast charger. The phone also has a power marathon mode. By enabling this mode, the user should be able to increase or save up to 25% of battery life. The user will also have access to eight main battery-preserving settings, which can be customisable according to the user’s need.

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The phone supports dual sims with 4G network connectivity. The support of dual-band wifi enables the phone to choose the best option available. Similarly, the phone also supports Bluetooth, GPS and FM radio. For the audio, the phone has dual speakers and also includes a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The price of Infinix Hot 12 is Rs 21,999 for the 6/128GB variant.

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Subba was a tech and auto writer at Onlinekhabar until December 2022.

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