The Infinix Hot 10 has finally launched in the country starting at Ksh. 13,999. This comes as an upgrade to the current Hot 9 series and offers some ample hardware upgrades under the hood such a slightly larger display panel and a larger battery. While announcing the device, Infinix Kenya indicated the handset packed newer hardware including a modern trendy design and some intelligent features the company touts to be revolutionary to users.
What you need to know
Infinix Kenya announced two models of the Hot 10 series; the Hot 10 and Hot 10 Lite, with the later costing slightly less at Ksh. 10,499. Speaking on the launch, the company said Hot 10 came with modern touches such as smart features like the smart scanner, Ear sensor receiver and Ulife that are intended to enhance user’s experience. Under the hood, we also get the latest skin based on android 10 – XOS 7.0, which has a newer visual design as well as rich colors to delight users.
The Hot lineup from Infinix usually sit at the lower end of the budget spectrum and are priced as such. If you are looking for a more sophisticated Infinix, then the Zero 8 would be more appropriate at this time. The display panel has a resolution that maxes out at 720×1640 pixels, which is somewhat way below what you’d get on a top tier budget phone and utilizes a punch-hole that house the front selfie camera.
The company also states the back of the phone was bravely designed with a laser engraving that gives an illusion of interlaced light shadow which in turn provides a gradient and an overall premium feel. Consumers will have an option of choosing amongst these colors; Obsidian Black, Ocean Wave, Amber Red and Moonlight Jade.
While my favorite fingerprint placement is usually on the side within the power button, Infinix opted for a back placement which might delight some users. The rear panel also houses a quad camera setup that includes a 16MP primary sensor, 2MP macro sensor, 2MP depth and an AI lens as well as a quad-LED flashlight for those low light conditions. The front selfie sensor maxes out at 8MP and comes with dual LED flash – something most selfie lovers would find worthwhile especially in low lighting conditions.
As expected, we also get a newer chip underneath with a Helio G70 processor, 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. According to the company, users are bound to experience exceptional speeds when gaming and other task hungry apps thanks to the faster chip which is 123 percent faster in single CPU tests and 64 percent faster in multi-CPU frequency.
There’s also a larger 5200mAh battery with what the company calls a power marathon tech, that includes special hardware backed power-saving technology capable of maintaining a reliable and consistent battery performance regardless of how long they are in-game or binge-watching.