InFocus, the US based OEM is on a roll with a series of smartphone launches in the already crowded Indian market. The company started off with an ultra low budget M2 earlier this year and has now launched its costliest model, the InFocus M810. The phone is priced at Rs.14,999 and will be sold exclusively on Amazon.in, starting July 15th.
The InFocus M810 was launched almost an year back globally, and has finally made it to India, albeit at a much attractive pricing of ~$234 as against $333 last year. The smartphone boasts of some cool specs on paper. It comes with the 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor along with 2GB of RAM, and has 16GB of onboard storage – expandable with a microSD slot (up to 64GB). The device’s display is a 5.5” IPS LCD unit with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. There’s a 13-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5MP snapper on the front, with a host of connectivity suite including FM radio and Cat 4 LTE (1800MHz only in India). The 2600mAh battery rounds up the hardware specifications.
The InFocus M810 runs on the near-latest Android 5.0 Lollipop with some basic customization on top of it, called Inlife UI. The smartphone is just 6.99mm thick and boasts of smashing curves and a luxurious, hand-crafted matte metal frame blend artfully with the shiny glass cover. The phone is available in Gold color only. Although the design looks decent, question marks will be raised with regards to the placement of power button and volume rockers – which reside on the left – contrary to most other smartphones these days.
At its price, the InFocus M810 takes on the likes of Xiaomi Mi4 which is also priced at Rs.14,999, but comes with a smaller 5″ screen and has no expandable storage option. But then, the Mi4 comes with 3GB of RAM and the MIUI is a considerable step up as compared to Inlife UI. Stay tuned for a detailed review on TechPP.