InFocus, the U.S-based tech giant today announced the launch of InFocus EPIC 1, the first from the EPIC line of smartphones, designed for people who want an extraordinary smartphone experience. Powered by a potent processor, an industry-leading camera module and a great display, EPIC 1 takes your expectations a notch higher. InFocus EPIC 1 will be available exclusively on Amazon.in at Rs. 12,999 starting 25th October 2016.
Talking about the launch, Sachin Thapar, Country Head, InFocus India, said, “InFocus EPIC 1 is the true articulation of our obsession of creating smartphones with industry-leading designs and superior quality. The EPIC line of smartphones from InFocus is designed for people who don’t believe in moderation. EPIC smartphones stand for extraordinary, larger-than-life experiences. The first in the line, InFocus EPIC 1 is powered by the flagship MediaTek Helio X20 10-core processor, while exhibiting design craftsmanship and an impressive combination of a 16 MP primary camera and 8 MP front camera with f/1.8 aperture for exceptional low-light performance. EPIC 1 is sure to make noise in the big screen segment with a 5.5 inch LTPS FHD display, a fast 4G Cat6 performance, impressive battery power efficiency, and outstanding convenience with its superlative single-touch fingerprint technology.”
Mr. Noor Patel, Director Category Management, Amazon India said, “We are happy to be the partner of choice for InFocus and offer our customers an exclusive access to the new EPIC 1 smartphone. Smartphones has emerged as our top selling category this festive season. With this launch, we are delighted to offer customers across India an easy and convenient access to this new feature-rich and attractively priced smartphone as well as fast and reliable doorstep delivery to make their festive shopping enjoyable.”
Commenting on the processor’s computing capabilities, Mr. Kuldeep Malik, Country head – Corporate Sales International, MediaTek India, says, “MediaTek shares with InFocus the vision of creating a flagship product that is capable of providing advanced features for enhanced user experience. Enabled with MediaTek’s Helio X20 – the world’s first mobile processor with a tri-cluster CPU architecture and ten processing cores, the Epic 1 Smart phone is expected to deliver extreme computing performance with unmatched power efficiency, aiming to revolutionize the smart phone segment in India.”
Smart & Powerful
EPIC 1’s flagship processor, the MediaTek Helio X20, integrates 10 cores in a Tri-Cluster Architecture for delivering industry-leading computing performance coupled with unmatched power efficiency. The Tri-Cluster CPU architecture in the MediaTek Helio X20 provides three processor clusters, each designed to handle different types of workloads more efficiently: one cluster of two ARM Cortex-A72 cores running at 2.1GHz for extreme performance and two clusters of four ARM Cortex-A53 cores – one running at 1.85GHz for medium loads and one running at 1.4GHz for light activities. Much like adding gears to vehicles, dividing the cores into three clusters provides a more efficient allocation of tasks for optimum performance and provides up to a 30% reduction of power consumption compared with conventional dual cluster architectures. Moreover, the integration of Category 6 LTE modem and upgraded CorePilot® 3.0 advanced scheduling algorithm, EPIC 1 delivers future ready smartphone experience.
The 4G VoLTE supported EPIC 1 comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory which is expandable up to 128 GB. It is equipped with Mali T880 MP4 GPU to meet high-end graphic needs and smooth gaming experiences.
World Class Camera
InFocus EPIC 1 is equipped with an advanced camera module with user-friendly controls letting you create sharp and beautiful photos even in low-light environments. In truly ‘epic’ form, EPIC 1 is the only smartphone in this price segment to offer f/1.8 aperture in its 8 MP wide-angle front camera, a feature often only seen in high-end devices. The wide f/1.8 Aperture on EPIC 1 allows 80 percent more light, and more light, coupled with an Adaptive De-noise engine, means better-looking images in low light environments and sharper images.
The primary camera sports a 16 MP lens with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and dual tone LED flash. It is complemented by Auto Image Stabilization (AIS) technology, which rapidly combines four consecutively captured images into one image, eliminating common blur effects from camera shake. With features, such as Object Tracking & Dynamic Auto Focus, users can take sharp and clear pictures of even moving objects. Rounding out the impressive set of features on the primary camera are a burst mode that captures 30 shots in under 2 seconds, and video recording in slow motion and 4K resolution.
Great Design and Display
In terms of design and display, EPIC 1 boasts a stylish full metal body design, accentuated by a luxurious brushed-metal finish and curved back with refined edges for the most comfortable grip. EPIC 1 features a 5.5” 1080p LTPS display and clever upscaling algorithms to produce the best picture quality, even when playing low-resolution content. The screen also comes equipped with a fast touch panel and at 120Hz frequency, it provides 50% higher sensitivity compared to other smartphones, giving you a much smoother feel and ultimate control. On top of that, the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, adding toughness to the device.
EPIC 1 comes with a 360-degree recognition based fingerprint scanner, making it effortlessly secure. Benefiting from an optimized design of the structural space, the sleek fingerprint sensor is beautifully embedded in the slim body and boasts a reaction time of <1 second. Over and above that, the fingerprint sensor also lets you click selfies with just a tap.
Running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, EPIC 1 is equipped with a USB type C charger for fast charging. EPIC 1 also comes with a powerful IR Blaster which lets you use the smartphone as a remote control for your TV, set-top box, DVR, DVD player, air conditioner, and other home entertainment devices and appliances.
Infocus EPIC 1 will be available in gold color on Amazon.in at Rs. 12,999, starting 25th October 2016.
(Dual A72 2.1GHz + Quad A53 1.9GHz + Quad A53 1.4GHz)
|Network|| GSM: 850/900/1800 MHz
WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
FDD LTE: 1800(B3)/850(B5) MHz
TDD LTE: 2300(B40) MHz
|Display||5.5” Full HD 1080p LTPS Display
CORNING® GORILLA® GLASS
|Memory||ROM: 32GB, RAM: 3GB
Support up to 128GB Micro SD Memory Card
|Camera||16MP F2.0 Hybrid PDAF Main Camera, dual-color LED flash
8MP F1.8 82 Degrees Wide View Angle Front Camera
|Wireless||Bluetooth 4.1，802.11 a b/g/n/ac(2.4/5GHz)，GPS/AGPS＋GLONASS|
|Sensor||Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Gyroscope, magnetic sensor|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano)|
|Others||Finger print sensor, Smart Amplifier, IR remote control, USB 2.0 type C for Quick Charge|
|Dimensions||153mm x 76mm x 8.4mm|
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