Infinix announces Hot 10S budget gaming phones

These uber-cheap smartphones powered by MediaTek, will be offered in limited locations at launch

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Two new members are joining Infinix’s Hot 10 portfolio. The company today announced the Hot 10S Series which includes its newest affordable offerings, the Hot 10S and Hot 10S NFC

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The Hot 10S and its NFC variant are equipped with a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset that’ll power users in their everyday tasks but most especially when gaming. This is the first time the company is offering this chipset in the series. The Hot 10S combines this with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage, while the NFC variant offers 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage.

Additional features include support for MediaTek’s HyperEngine that enhances gaming experience through long periods of use and dual 4G SIM compatibility. Mobile gamers will also appreciate the onboard Dar-link Ultimate Game Booster. The optimization engine software works together with the device’s hardware to provide better graphic image stability and screen sensitivity.

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Both devices house a similar 6-82-inch display that’s capable of a fast 90Hz refresh rate. The display is capable of HD+ resolution and a 180Hz touch sampling rate for fast response times. For audio, the Hot 10S and Hot 10S NFC carry DTS Audio processing with the ability for personalization. Users can customize their sound preferences to get their ideal sounds in games, movies, or music.

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The Hot 10S and 10S NFC both offer a triple rear camera system that’s composed of a 48-megapixel HD camera capable of up to 240FPS slow-motion, a 2-megapixel depth, and an AI lens. Around the front is an 8-megapixel AI portrait enhancing camera that’s meant to mimic the results of a professional camera. It also offers eye-tracking autofocus, auto-blur videos, and face beautification.

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The Hot 10S carries a 6,000mAh battery while the Hot 10S NFC carries a smaller 5,000mAh battery. According to Infinix, the Hot 10S is able to power through 62 days on standby!

Both phones are equipped with the company’s built-in Safe Charge technology that automatically turns off power when the device is fully charged. This helps avoid overheating and also helps lengthen the battery’s lifespan. With Power Marathon technology also onboard, Inifinx’s devices are able to provide 25% extra power when the battery starts running low.

The Hot 10S (128GB/6GB) will be initially available in Indonesia for $130 starting May 12th. Availability in other countries is expected in the next few months. The Hot 10S NFC (128GB/4GB) is priced at $120 will be available in limited locations including Indonesia, Russia, and Latin America.