InFocus, a company synonymous with projectors, entered the Indian smartphone market back in 2015 with its M2. The device was targeted at the budget conscious consumers in India and got most of its features right. Moving ahead, the company announced a range of smartphones which were a mixed bag of features and looks. Now the US-based smartphone maker has added an all-new affordable device to its portfolio. After teasing it on social media for days, InFocus took the wraps off its Epic 1 smartphone today in India. The InFocus Epic 1 is priced at Rs 12,999, and it will sell exclusively on Amazon India starting October 25. Also Read - InFocus launches phone with 'dualfie' capability in IndiaAlso Read - InFocus Vision 3 Pro launched in India, priced at Rs 10,999
The InFocus Epic 1 is also the company s first smartphone to be powered by a deca-core processor. At the given price, InFocus claims it to be the most affordable 10 core processor smartphone. The smartphone competes with similarly priced devices like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Coolpad Note 5, and LeEco Le2. The InFocus Epic 1 brings on board a contemporary but rival-inspired design and features like the USB Type-C. Also Read - InFocus Vision 3 Pro with face unlock feature expected to launch on April 18
InFocus Epic 1 specifications
The InFocus Epic 1 is a full -metal unibody smartphone measuring 153x76x8.4 mm and weighing 160 grams. It features a 5.5-inch full HD 1080p LTPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass on top for protection. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio MT6797M deca-core processor that is coupled with 3GB of RAM and Mali T880 MP4 GPU. The smartphone further comes with 32GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
In terms of camera, the InFocus Epic 1 features a 16-megapixel f/2.0 rear camera with PDAF and dual-color LED flash. For selfie enthusiasts, the smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel front camera with f/1.8 aperture and 82-degree wide view angle. The smartphone comes with a burst mode that is said to capture 30 shots in less than two seconds. It further offers support for video recording in slow motion and 4K resolution.
Keeping the smartphone running is a 3,000mAh battery which is supported by quick charge. As is the slowly growing standard, the smartphone comes with a USB Type-C port for power and data exchange. Similar to the competing Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, the InFocus Epic 1 also sports a symmetrically-placed circular rear fingerprint sensor. ALSO READ: InFocus Epic 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs LeEco Le 2 vs Coolpad Note 5: Price, specifications and features
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a b/g/n/ac, IR Blaster, and USB Type-C. Other features include a rear fingerprint sensor and dual-SIM support. It is to be noted that the InFocus Epic 1 comes with a hybrid slot which means a user can either insert a second SIM or a microSD card for storage enhancement.
Competitor Xiaomi Redmi 3 also features full-metal body and a rear fingerprint sensor. It comes with a 5.5-inch full HD display and under the hood Snapdragon 650, 64-bit hexa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz and coupled with 3GB of RAM. It further comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The smartphone is also 4G VoLTE enabled and offers dual-SIM support. The smartphone comes with a larger 4,050mAh battery while the InFocus Epic 1 includes a 3,000mAh battery. ALSO READ: InFocus Epic 1 hands-on and first impressions: Affordable smartphone with a deca-core processor
The Coolpad Note 5, priced a little less at Rs 10,999, comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display and under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa-Core 64-bit processor clocked at 1.5GHz and coupled with 4GB of RAM. It includes 32GB of internal storage but offers expansion via microSD card. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and dual LED flash. For selfies, it comes with an 8-megapixel front snapper with LED flash. The Coolpad Note 5 draws its juice from a 4,010mAh battery.
The LeEco Le 2, on the other hand, is also priced at Rs 11,999 but doesn t offer storage expansion over its in-built 32GB storage. Also a USB Type-C based smartphone, the Le 2 comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture with PDAF and dual-tone LED flash. In the front is an 8-megapixel camera similar to the InFocus Epic 1, but the latter is offering users storage expansion which the Le 2 is not. The Le 2 boasts a 5.5-inch full HD display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz and coupled with 3GB of RAM. Keeping the device running is a 3,000mAh battery.
We have spent some time with the new InFocus Epic 1 and here are our first impressions and detailed comparison with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 , LeEco Le 2, and Coolpad 5.