Infinix is a popular smartphone company that targets consumers with low budgets. The affordable price is one of the main reasons for its popularity. The brand keeps releasing new phones, but post services are not that great, especially regarding software updates. Although the company doesn’t have a good track record with software updates, it does release new OS updates for some of its phones. In this blog post, we will keep track of information around Android 13 for Infinix phones.
While we are here to talk about Android 13 for Infinix phones, there are dozens of phones that are still waiting for the Android 12 update. I would say the software support is terrible from Infinix. You might not believe it, but Infinix has not updated a single phone to Android 12 (as of writing this post). It’s not something you’d expect from any brand, and that’s why many users complain about it from time to time.
Google has already released Android 13 with several new features and many improvements (we’ll talk about that in a minute). Major smartphone companies including Samsung and OnePlus have already started working on Android 13. In fact, companies have released beta builds for some of their high-end phones.
Before we dive deep into Android 13, here are the Infinix devices that are likely to get the Android 13 update.
Infinix Android 13 Supported Devices List
List of Infinix phones that might get the Android 13 update:
- Infinix Zero 5G
- Infinix Zero X
- Infinix Zero X Pro
- Infinix Zero X Neo
- Infinix Note 12 Turbo
- Infinix Note 12 Pro
- Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G
- Infinix Note 12 VIP
[Note: This is not the official list. We’ll update it after the company officially releases the list of eligible Android 13 devices.]
Infinix Android 13 Features
After major changes in Android update, the next software version basically improves on the previous one. Google is following the same pattern with Android 12 and Android 13. Last year, Google released Android 12. It includes many new features, UI changes and improvements. Now, Android 13 has been released, which is an extension of Android 12 with some new features and lots of improvements.
The Android Developer Blog has a long list of changes in Android 13. Going through the whole list might be boring for you, so I have mentioned some important changes and additions that you should definitely know if you want to upgrade your phone to Android 13.
More content Your color schemes: Android 13 expands the available color schemes by introducing six new palettes. This will be quite subtle, and some users may not even notice it. To apply new color schemes, you need to go deeper into the color scheme option.
Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Audio Support: Android 13 brings support for Bluetooth Low Energy that boosts wireless audio. This will not only reduce power consumption but also improve audio quality in auxiliary devices.
Allow notifications: In phones with Android 12 or earlier Android OS, apps are allowed to send notifications by default. However, you can change this through the app’s settings page. Android 13 takes it to another level. Apps targeting Android 13 will require user permission to send notifications. iOS has offered a similar feature for years and now Android users can take advantage of it.
Updated media player and audio output selector: With Android 13, Google has changed the design of the media player and audio output selector. The media player that appears in the notification area has received a new look. The album image takes up the entire background of the widget and the controls have been moved slightly.
The audio output selector has now received an aesthetic redesign that better fits the Material U color scheme.
Improved image picker: Android 13 has a dedicated image picker for inserting images into messages. Instead of a full photo picker, a more simplified version will appear, which will protect your privacy and ensure that the app only has access to the photos you’ve selected. The feature is currently available for select apps.
Language preference per app: Google is constantly working on removing the language barrier. Taking it a step further, the company has added language preference on a per-app basis. Of course, developers will need to implement this feature. This can be a helpful feature for millions of Android users.
Privacy features: Every new version of Android OS has something to strengthen user privacy, and Android 13 is no different. In Android 12 or earlier, the app can access all photos and videos if you grant access to files. It is changing to Android 13. Android 13 adds a special PhotoPacker that will let you share selected photos and videos with the app. The app cannot see all the photos and videos on your device.