Infinix has announced its latest smartphone, the Infinix Hot 10, in the Kenyan market today.
The device’s local unveiling comes just 3 weeks since the popular smartphone brand launched its 2020 flagship smartphone, the Infinix Zero 8.
Infinix’s Hot series, once its key entry-level smartphone offering, now serves as the second tier of its budget-conscious product segmentation with the Infinix Smart series being the entry point into Infinix’s growing ecosystem.
The Infinix Hot 10 picks up from where the Infinix Hot 9 series left just a few months ago and should be a serious consideration for users of the Hot 8 series from last year.
It features a 6.78 HD+ display, a MediaTek Helio G70 processor, an 8-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera and a quad-camera setup at the back headlined by a 16-megapixel sensor and some of the features that we have seen in at least the last 3 smartphones from the brand that we have reviewed: DTS audio. Additionally, Infinix is promising users of the Infinix Hot 10 an upgraded battery experience thanks to its huge 5,200mAh unit.
While the Infinix Hot 9 Play, another member of the Hot 9 series, did arrive with a tear drop-style notch, the Infinix Hot 10 keeps the “Infinity-O” display of its direct predecessor (which is to say, there’s a punch hole) from that series to round up what is, at a glance, the device’s best feature: its design.
Infinix is availing both the Infinix Hot 10 and the Infinix Hot Lite in Kenya. The Infinix Hot 10 is going for Kshs 14,000 while the Infinix Hot 10 Lite is going for Kshs 10,500.
Besides the pricing, the main differences between the two devices, which inform that difference in pricing, are in terms of the available memory configurations, the processors (there’s a Helio A20 chip in the Hot 10 Lite), the cameras (the main sensor at the back is a 13-megapixel one and, in total, there are 3 sensors, compared to the quad-camera setup on the Hot 10) and the battery (5,200mAh vs 5,000mAh).
The prices above are for the base models. That is 3GB RAM, 64GB onboard storage for the Hot 10 and 2GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage for the Hot 10 Lite.
We have the Infinix Hot 10 in for review so you should look out for that in coming days. In the meantime, watch our unboxing and first look at the device: