Infinix Hot 10S (and 10S NFC) unveiled with 90 Hz display, Helio G85 chipset and a large battery

by Johnson Daniel

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.Infinix Hot 10S (and 10S NFC) unveiled with 90 Hz display, Helio G85 chipset and a large battery

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).


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