Infinix’s latest HOT 12 is now available internationally via Aliexpress at $186


Even though the phone is yet to be listed on the company’s official website, we now know the distination intended for this device by it maker – INTERNATIONAL! Thanks to an Aliexpress listing earlier today, the Infinix HOT 12 can now be purchased and shipped globally through Aliexpress, with almost zero shipping cost.


Buyers in Nigeria, and most African countries for example, can ship the Android 12 running midrange smartphone under 50 cents. The actual pricing of the phone begins from $186 USD, and growing up to $204 US Dollars, depending either you just want the phone, or with some accessories added.

There are three key selling points of the Hot 12. The first of them is the presence of Helio G85 octa-core CPU from MediaTek. This Chipset puts the HOT 12 in the front of every entry-level gamers hunting for affordable gaming device. The second selling points of the phone is it large 6.82-inches screen. The display though is 720 x 1640 panel, but it is compensated for by the presence of a 90Hz refresh rating. And finally, Google Android 12 OS with XOS 10.6.

Camera could get better though, as the Hot 12 is fitted with same lenses seen on the 12i. The model is slightly different from the one we saw via a Moroccan E-commerce site yesterday, as it adds a 6GB RAM option. Battery remains a 5000mAh unit with 18W fast charger, and we can now confirm that the phone has USB Type C and a side mounted fingerprint scanner.


Infinix Hot 12 Key Specification

  • Display: 6.82-inch (720 x 1640 pixels) HD+ display with 20.5:9 aspect ratio
  • CPU: Octa-Core 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio G85 CPU with Mali-G52 GPU
  • Storage and RAM: 128GB and 4/6GB RAM; expandable up to 256GB via microSD
  • OS: Android 12 XOS 10.6
  • Camera: Triple:
    • 13MP main with f/1.8 and 4-LED flash
    • 2MP Depth
    • QVGA AI sensor
  • Front camera: 8MP selfie with 2-LED flash
  • Video recording: 1080/[email protected] (Back/Front)
  • Connectivity: Dual Nano-SIM: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Other Features: Micro USB 2Type-C / Side fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: Built-in 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charger.
Infinix vanilla Hot 12 with Google Android 12 and Helio G85 CPU now on sales

How to buy the Hot 12?

The HOT 12 comes in Legend White, Origin Blue, Lucky Green and Racing Black. Note that the model listed on Aliexpress has 6GB RAM, along with 128GB ROM, and this is price from $186. The Moroccan model yesterday has 4GB RAM along with 128GB ROM, but around the same price tag. You can check out the phone on Aliexpress using the this LINK.

Stephen Ekpa
Stephen Ekpa
Stephen is the Editor-in-Chief @DroidAfrica. His work on DroidAfrica is born out of pure passion for tech, especially as it relates to smartphones. When Steve is not writing tech, then he is reading tech.


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