Infinix Fires Up the Kenyan Tech Scene with the Hot 40 Series

In a thrilling announcement that set the Kenyan tech landscape ablaze, Infinix unveiled its much-anticipated Hot 40 series, ushering in a new era of affordable devices tailored specifically for Gen-Z consumers. This dynamic trio, comprising the Hot 40, Hot 40 Pro, and Hot 40i, is poised to redefine smartphone experiences in Kenya.

The Hot 40 series is the successor to the Hot 30 series, marking a significant leap forward in terms of features and performance. Each device boasts a vibrant 6.78-inch display, with the Hot 40 and Hot 40 Pro flaunting a crystal-clear 1080p screen, while the Hot 40i opts for a still-impressive 720p display. What’s more, all three models sport high refresh rates of 90Hz and 120Hz, delivering smoother interactions for users.

Under the hood, the Hot 40 Pro is fueled by the powerful MediaTek Helio G99 processor, ensuring seamless performance and responsiveness. On the other hand, the Hot 40i runs on the Spreadtrum T606 processor with 4GB of RAM, and the regular Hot 40 features the MediaTek Helio G88 processor. With configurations offering up to 8GB of RAM, these devices are ready to tackle multitasking with ease, complemented by additional virtual RAM courtesy of XOS 13. And yes, Android 13 comes pre-installed, providing users with the latest and greatest features.

Camera enthusiasts will be delighted by the impressive 108MP triple-camera setup on the rear, delivering stunning visuals. Both the rear and selfie cameras support 1080p 30fps video recording, with the regular and Pro models capable of reaching 1440p. Whether you’re capturing precious moments or creating content, the Hot 40 series has you covered.

Powering these devices is a robust 5000mAh battery, ensuring longevity in daily use. The Hot 40 Pro and regular Hot 40 further enhance user convenience with 33W Type-C charging, while the Hot 40i supports 18W Type-C charging. Stay charged and connected throughout your day, no matter what you throw at your device.

The launch event was a star-studded affair, featuring Infinix Hot Stars like Khaligraph Jones, Nikita Kering’, and Sean MMG. A lineup of other artists and celebrities, including Ssaru, FatherMoh, Mandy, Bueno, DJ 38K, MC Togzik, YBW Smith, and Hillas Hillary, added glamor to the event.

Pricing and availability are equally exciting, with all three devices priced under 30K in Kenya. The Hot 40i starts at Ksh 17,299 (4/256), the Hot 40 at Ksh 22,499 (8/256), and the Hot 40 Pro at Ksh 26,999 (8/256), with the top-tier Hot 40 Pro retailing at Ksh 29,399.

Infinix also added a sizzling touch to the launch with the Hottest Dance Challenge. The Dance Federation Africa emerged victorious, showcasing their talent and securing the top spot. The winners walked away with Ksh 150,000, while the first and second runners-up claimed Ksh 100,000 and Ksh 80,000, respectively.


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