Infinix has unveiled the Hot 10S (and 10S NFC) as the newest members of its Hot series. Infinix Hot series are affordable smartphones, however, the Hot 10S is positioned as a gaming phone and is also the company’s first to come out with Android 11 (running XOS 7.6 with a revamped UI).
Despite being positioned as a gaming smartphone, the Hot 10S comes with a starting price of $130. Some regions get an NFC-enabled version, which has a couple of differences other than the obvious.
Moving onto the specs, the Hot 10S is built on a large 6.82” display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate paired with a MediaTek Helio G85, a 12nm chipset with a pair of Cortex-A75 cores (2GHz) and six A55 cores (1.8GHz), plus a Mali G52 MC2 running at 1GHz.
According to Infinix, the GPU is 32% faster than the Adreno inside the Snapdragon 665. This feature shows its gaming ambition especially with the display having a resolution of 720p+.
Not to forget about the rear camera of a 48MP sensor with a Super Nightscape mode for low-light photography, also on the back are a 2MP depth camera and an “AI Lens”. It is also capable of recording 1080p videos and 240fps slow-mo clips. On the front is an 8MP camera with a bokeh mode for videos.
The phone features dual-SIM 4G connectivity with VoLTE support. However, the Hot 10S and the Hot 10S NFC has different battery capacity. The 10S has a 6,000 mAh battery, which (according to Infinix) can deliver over 17 hours of gaming on a single charge or days and days of music playback. The NFC model has a 5,000 mAh battery. In both cases, charging is done at 10W. Ultra Power Mode can stretch the last 5% of battery charge to 3 and a half hours of voice calls.
The Infinix Hot 10S will be available in Indonesia from May 12 and will expand to other countries later on. It will start at $130 for the 6/128GB model, but there are other memory configurations as well (4-6GB of RAM, 64-128GB storage).
The Infinix Hot 10S NFC will be available in Indonesia too, as well as Russia and Latin America. It will start at $120 for the 4/128GB model (there is a 4/64GB option as well).