Infinix Hot 10S Is the Company’s Budget Gaming Smartphone

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Infinix has added another member to the Hot line, its budget-oriented series that has been doing very well in developing markets.

Dubbed the Hot 10S, the device has been developed with gaming in mind. It has also received a cosmetic overhaul with XOS 7.6 on top of Android 11.

Pricing starts from $130, which we expect should start from around KES 15K. Precise local pricing should go live as soon as Infinix Kenya brings the phone here.


It should also be noted that some markets will get the 10S with NFC enabled, which is something we don’t often see in budget smartphones and general Infinix phones.

Another key spec is found on the screen. The 6.82-inch panel now refreshes at 90 Hz, with a 180 Hz touch sampling rate. However, the screen is maxed at 720p+, which is okay considering this is just another budget phone.

The package is powered by an MTK Helio G85 chipset. It should be equipped with sufficient graphic-churning capabilities to showcase its gaming abilities.

The main camera is a 48 MP sensor that has also been served with a ton of improvements for low-light snaps. It can take FullHD videos, as well as 240fps slow-motion clips.

Selfies are snapped using an 8 MP camera behind a teardrop notch.

At the back also is a capacitive fingerprint scanner.

This is a Hot device so the cell should be more than enough. There is a 6000 mAh juicer sealed in the phone. However, the one with an NFC chip has 5000 mAh battery. Both charge at 10W, is kind of slow compared to the competition.

In terms of memory, the device maxes out at 6 GB RAM. There is a 4 GB RAM option too. Storage maxes out at 128 GB (for the 6GB RAM option), with the other model having 64 GB.

Local availability is yet to be revealed.


Lastly, and in case you have forgotten, Infinix Hot 10 was released in September 2020. In March 2021, it added the Infinix Hot 10 Play into the lineup.

We hope this release is the last member because we expect their successors to make their way here in the near future. In the meantime, we’re expecting the Infinix Note 10 series to launch very soon.

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