Infinix recently launched a new member of the Hot series – the Infinix Hot 30 series for the Kenyan market.
The Hot 30 series includes the regular Hot 30, Hot 30i and Hot 30 Play.
The lineup comes with features meant for mobile gamers such as high-quality displays, high refresh rates and processors optimized for gaming and long-lasting batteries.
The news series is led by the Hiot 30 which has a large 6.78 inch 1080p display that has 90Hz refresh rate and 270Hz touch sampling rate. You also get 600 nits peak brightness. the screen has Dark Region Enhancement technology makes using outdoors more enjoyable.
The screen supports 96% DCI-P3 rich color and WideVine L1 for FHD+ streaming.
The phone comes powered by a Helio G88 chipset paired with up to 16GB of RAM which is 8GB onboard and 8GB virtual. You also get 128GB of onboard storage as well expandable by an external microSD card.
Running the phone is Android 13 and XOS 12.6 user interface. XOS features Dar-Link gaming assistant engine that delivers a truly immersive gaming experience. Intelligent temperature control has been introduced in Dar-Link 3.0.
For cameras, we have a 50MP main and a portrait camera while the front is served by an 8MP punch-hole selfie camera.
We also have a 5000mAh battery which supports 33W fast Type-C charging. Other features include a side-mounted fingerprint reader and a headphone jack. Infinixc HOt 30 also supports NFC.
Colour options range from Sonic White, Surfing Green and Racing Black. The phone comes with a glass-like back too.
Infinix Hot 30i which succeeds the Hot 20i from last year has a 6.6 inch HD screen which has a 90Hz refresh rate like its bigger sibling. It sports 550 nits peak brightness.
The processor gets upgraded from Helio G25 to Helio G37. RAM also gets increased from 4GB to 8GB with an additional 7GB Virtual RAM. Storage gets doubled to 128GB as well.
Like the Hot 30, the Hot 30i also ships with Andreodi 13 and XOS 12.6.
It has a 5MP selfie camera and 50MP dual camera setup like the Hot 30.
Hot 30i has 10W charging and a 5000mAh battery.
It comes in various colours including Glacier Blue or Mirror Black. There’s also a version with a leather design. You also get a side-mounted fingerprint reader.
Infinix launched the trio at KICC in partnership with Blaze by Safaricom, OnFon Mobile and Fanta. The event was being live-streamed on YouTube as well. The launch event was attended by students from universities in Kenya.
The smartphone company also awarded winners of its #MuHoat challenge – Cluster KE dancers. Ole’tile Family came in third while Dance Federation Africa came second.
Several artists performed at the event including Sylvia Saru, Ndovu Kuu, Boutros, Fathermoh, and Exray.
Pricing and Availability
- Hot 30i: Ksh 15,499
- Hot 30 Play: Ksh 18,399
- Hot 30: Ksh 22,899