We have been seeing phone companies release TVs alongside their smart handheld devices. For example, Nokia sells televisions now, and a bunch of other Chinese phone makers such as OnePlus and BBK subsidiary realme have TVs too, most of which targeting emerging markets such as India.
The TV business has also been a booming enterprise, considering that panel sizes have been growing, and come at a cheap. This is opposite to established players that sell their TVs at a steep price, which is fine because a lot of time and money has gone into making their brands reputable.
In Kenya, we haven’t been so lucky. It was only recently that the country saw the release of Syinix TVs that are manufactured by Transsion (the company that owns Infinix, TECNO and iTel). Syinix TVs have also been gaining popularity because they are cheap, and run official Android TV.
Following this development, we have been apprised that Infinix is prepping a smart TV for this market.
Dubbed Infinix X1, the TV will be launched alongside the Infinix Zero 8 on September 7.
It will come in two sizes: a 32” model and a 43” model. These are interesting sizes because the majority of Kenyans find 32-inches as the sweet spot. 32-inch TVs are also affordable, which is why they fly off the shop shelves.
Besides a statement from Infinix that the TV will offer an ‘elegant’ design and ‘intelligent’ viewing experience alongside some kind of support with Infinix devices, there isn’t much that we can tell you as of now.
We will update you as soon as the television goes live.