Following my recent review of the Infinix GT 10 Pro for gamers, the company has now launched the Infinix Zero 30 5G aimed at content creators.
I normally talk a lot about the rear cameras on a phone, and the Infinix Zero 30 5G does come with a decent 108-megapixel Samsung-made camera with OIS (and two other sensors) but the real focus here is the 50-megapixel selfie camera, also made by Samsung, that can capture 4K video at 60fps and even comes with its own front-facing LED light.
The phone is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 8020 SoC, and comes with an impressive 12GB of RAM and virtual memory that boosts this to 21GB. There’s 256GB of onboard storage, plus Wi-Fi 6 and 5G support, making this a powerful device in every department – and it’s only 7.9mm thick!
No more so than the display, which is a large 6.78-inch curved AMOLED panel with 10-bit colour, and a 144Hz refresh rate. With good visuals must come good audio, and the phone has that too with loud stereo DTS audio. It is also IP53 rated.
Finally, the phone has a large 5,000mAh battery and supports 68W fast-charging from the supplied USB-PD power supply. There’s no wireless charging support though.
Like the Infinix GT 10 Pro, the Zero 30 5G isn’t set for a European release but the phone does support all the UK bands, and comes with Google Mobile Services support, 4G calling etc. Therefore you will be able to import one from the likes of eBay, AliExpress (and other sites) and enjoy the full range of services you expect from a phone sold here.
Infinix expects the phone to retail for around US$339, which equates to approximately £270 excluding taxes and import costs. Assuming the total cost comes to nearer £300-350, this is still an incredibly high-spec device for the money!
You can learn more in the press release below, and I will soon have a full review as the company kindly loaned me a device to review.
These photos were taken by me and not supplied by Infinix.
Venice, September 1, 2023 – Infinix today announced the launch of the new Infinix ZERO 30 5G, the first smartphone in its class to feature a front-facing camera with Ultra HD (4K/60FPS) video capability. Featuring an array of unique video production features, Infinix ZERO 30 5G empowers young people around the world to move beyond selfies and enter a new realm of self-expressive, high-quality, cinematic vlog creation.
Infinix ZERO 30 5G was created to give young people the means to create cinematic Ultra HD video content that outshines the rest with a front-facing 50MP camera that supports 4K (3840×2160) video recording at a stunningly smooth 60FPS, a feature typically found only on high-priced flagship smartphone models. Infinix ZERO 30 5G challenges convention to bring a high-definition front camera experience to a wider audience that includes young people on a budget. The front camera is complemented by unique cinematic production modes that let young people create more authentic, cinematic-style vlogs. Other high-end features include a unique beautifully curved 144Hz AMOLED display, a high-performance octa-core processor, and 21GB of Extended Memory.
“Infinix ZERO 30 5G empowers young people with the means to ‘Capture your own story’, placing a full cinematic production house in their hands and making Ultra HD video blogging more attainable than ever. It underlines our commitment to building stylishly designed smartphones with cutting-edge features and performance that are truly meaningful to young people everywhere,” Said Leo. Chang, Deputy General Manager at Infinix.
4K 60FPS: Shoot Like A Pro
Infinix ZERO 30 5G puts you in the lead role with a front-facing 50MP camera capable of shooting Ultra High Definition 4K video at a stunning 60 frames-per-second. As well as giving the users the ability to capture every moment of life in incredible detail and clarity, young cinematic maestros can also take advantage of several unique video shooting modes that place them in the director’s chair.
Dual Micro-slit Flash allows you to film the moment in all light conditions. PDAF (Phase Detection AutoFocus) ensures sharp, stunning high quality content every time whether you’re taking a selfie or recording a video. Engage Movie Filter mode to create 2.35:1 ratio video content for a more authentic cinematic look, or use Dual View to capture the action from both sides of the camera with simultaneous front and rear video recording.
The Infinix ZERO 30 5G boasts a 108MP rear camera that delivers stunningly sharp, crisp photos in low light thanks to a 1/1.67” sensor and a glass lens that captures 10% more light than standard lenses. It combines OIS and EIS technologies to ensure stable image capture for both photography and video. Triple lossless zoom allows users to enjoy incredible detail from a distance, while a 120° wide lens helps users capture the world as they see it.
Design and Display: Hold the Gold
Every effort has been made to ensure the Infinix ZERO 30 5G exudes style from every angle. A 2.8mm narrow frame includes a stunning curved display that features a 60° Golden Curve that offers a classy and reassuring in-hand feel, while the display is protected from potential damage with Corning® Gorilla® Glass. Designed to be the envy of your peers, Infinix ZERO 30 5G is available in Golden Hour, Rome Green, and Fantasy Purple color options.
A fast 144Hz refresh rate makes screen and OS navigation feel butter smooth, while accurate DCI-P3 rated 10-bit-color, high contrast ratio and 950 nits peak brightness mean you and the world have never looked better. Infinix ZERO 30 5G also features a dual speaker audio system with DTS support that helps you relive special moments with complete sensory detail and clarity. Infinix ZERO 30 5G also includes an eye-care mode with TÜV Rheinland Certification to protect users’ eyes during extended screen time.
Powerful Performance, Memory and Storage
Recording and processing large, high frame-rate Ultra HD video content requires plenty of processing power, system memory, and storage – three areas where Infinix ZERO 30 5G truly delivers. A MediaTek Dimensity 8020 octa-core processor takes care of the heavy lifting with 4x Performance Cortex-A78 cores. An additional 4x Cortex-A55 cores keep everything running smoothly, ensuring smooth app switching and UI navigation. Handling the demands of 4K/60fps video recording effortlessly, the D8020 sets the stage for the next-gen cinematic experience.
Infinix ZERO 30 5G goes further than any other smartphone in its class when it comes to system memory, packing up to 21GB of Extended memory (12GB plus 9GB using memory fusion technology). Having a significantly larger memory footprint is essential for handling the demands of 4K video, and the much larger file sizes created compared to standard HD, and 2K videos. To store these larger videos, Infinix ZERO 30 5G has a substantial 256GB storage ROM which allows users to record hours of extended, Ultra HD quality video content without concern.
The Infinix ZERO 30 5G packs a large, long-lasting 5,000 mAh battery. 68W Super Charging means no matter how much time is spent shooting UHD video, users will be back to a full charge in minutes, and can expect to charge from 1% to 80% in only 30 mins.
Infinix ZERO 30 5G features XOS 13, a customized version of Android 13 that includes a range of the latest features, including an updated Folax voice assistant that integrates ChatGPT. Ask Folax to help make calls, take photos, play music, set alarms, or even make travel plans. Users can also create their own unique wallpapers using the latest AI Wallpaper Generator app, while Smart Search allows users to quickly locate a desired image from among many pictures, even suggesting similar images online. The AI Wallpaper Generator and Smart Search functionalities will be made available via a forthcoming OTA upgrade.
Infinix ZERO 30 5G offers fast 234ms fingerprint unlocking so users can enjoy absolute security with confidence, and convenience.
Infinix ZERO 30 5G features multi-functional NFC connectivity allowing users to live a more cash-less existence with easy and instant purchases in stores, cafes and restaurants and public transport.
IP53 water and dust resistance protects the ZERO 30 5G in wet weather, while vacuum chamber liquid cooling prevents unwanted heat build-up during prolonged recording sessions.
Infinix ZERO 30 5G: Pricing and Availability
Infinix ZERO 30 5G will be priced at around $339USD, and available in Golden Hour, Rome Green, and Fantasy Purple color options. Pricing and availability will vary based on region.