Infinix has unveiled the new Note 10-series with three devices, the Note 10, Note 10 Pro, and the Note 10 Pro NFC being the models in this series. One thing the three smartphone models share in common is the same 6.95″ displays. It happens to be the same screen size that came with the Infinix Note 8 of last year but, the displays on each Note 10 models have 1080p+ resolution. An upgrade from the 720p+ that was found in Note 8.
Infinix Note 10
As we’ve seen already, the Note 10 comes with a 6.95″ display running at a 90 Hz refresh rate (and 180 Hz touch sampling rate) and is backed up by an Helio G85 chipset. The LCD promises a 1,500:1 contrast ratio and 480 nits of brightness.
Looking back at the processor, the Note 10 comes with two big CPU cores that are older (Cortex-A75 @ 2.0 GHz, joined by six A55) and the GPU is weaker (Mali-G52 MC2 at 1.0 GHz). There are two memory configurations – 4/64 GB, and 6/128 GB with an option to expand internal storage using a special MicroSD card.
As for the photography section, there is a 48 MP main sensor (still 1/1.7” though, so the pixels are larger) and the ultra-wide module is gone. The main camera can still record 4K video (including the 960 fps slow-mo mode). The selfie camera is the same with a 16 MP sensor, the side-mounted finger reader is on board as well.
The battery power is at 5,000 mAh that can charge at 18W and should be available at a starting price of $200.
Infinix Note 10 Pro and Pro NFC
Infinix Note 10 Pro and Pro NFC share a lot in common as we’ve already mentioned earlier. Not to even mention that the Note 10 Pro and Pro NFC share so many similarities besides the addition of NFC to the latter.
The camera department has a new hire – a 120º FoV ultra-wide camera. It joins the 64MP main camera, which boasts a 1/1.7” sensor (0.8µm pixels, 1.6µm with binning) and 4K video recording (at 30fps, there’s a 960fps slow-mo mode as well). Also on the rear is a macro cam and a depth sensor. The front-facing camera has a 16MP sensor and can do face unlock or you could use the side-mounted fingerprint reader.
The Infinix Note 10 Pro is powered by a MediaTek Helio G95 chipset (as is the NFC version). This 12 nm chip has two Cortex-A76 cores (2.05 GHz), six A55 (2.0 GHz) and a Mali-G76 MC4 GPU (900 MHz). To put it another way, you get a slight CPU boost faster (+25%) and more than double the GPU power(+120%) than the Helio G80 inside the Note 8 had to offer.
The 10 Pro duo is equipped with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage (UFS 2.2) as standard with an 8/256 GB option. There’s a microSD slot as well if you need more. Like other recent Infinix phones these run XOS 7.6, which is based on Android 11.
The phones have 5,000 mAh batteries, which aren’t exactly huge, but they are quick to fill up – with the new 33W X-Charge a 0-100% charge takes 50 minutes less than it did on the previous Note model. A quick 5-minute top-up is enough for 2 hours of gaming, according to Infinix. The Note 10 Pro will be available later this month at a price of $260.