Infinix has announced the arrival of the Hot 40 series comprising of three phones – Hot 40 Pro, Hot 40 and Hot 40i. All come with a 5,000 mAh battery and a software feature called Xboost gaming engine to optimize the hardware during gaming.
Infinix Hot 40 Pro
This smartphone is the most powerful of the three with a 6nm Helio G99 chipset. The screen is a 6.78-inch LCD with Full HD+ resolution and supports up to 120 Hz refresh rate and 240 Hz touch sample rate.
There is only one RAM option for the Hot 40 Pro – 8 GB, while the storage is 128 GB or 256 GB.
Infinix Hot 40 Pro
Infinix Hot 40 Pro has the best primary camera with 108 MP sensor. Next to the back is a 2 MP macro shooter, and it is listed as “AI cam”.
The selfie shooter has a 32MP sensor and is located in the punch hole, around which Infinix has built a Magic Ring – a dynamic island-style notification zone. It provides information when the phone is unlocked, charged or used during a call.
The Xboost engine is an Infinix game launcher that provides “enhanced stability” during game play. It has three tiers for three different levels of immersion in the game. The phone otherwise boots XOS 13.5 based on Android 13.
According to Infinix, the Hot 40 Pro’s battery can be charged from 20% to 75% in 35 minutes with a 33W charger in the box. In addition, the cell can withstand 1,600 charge cycles, which is when the phone is plugged in every day for more than 4 years.
Infinix offers the Hot 40 Pro in four colors – Palm Blue, Horizon Gold, Starlit Black and Starfall Green.
Infinix Hot 40
The Vanilla Hot 40 shares most of the specs with its Pro sibling, including its processor, 5,000 mAh cell with 33W charging, and a 6.78-inch LCD. Although the panel is limited to a refresh rate of 90 Hz, for some reason, it got a better touch sampling rate – up to 270 Hz.
Another difference is the main camera. The Hot 40 comes with a 50 MP f/1.6 shooter, along with the same ridiculous 2 MP macro + AI cameras. Thankfully, the selfie camera is 32MP, once again hidden inside the magic ring.
The Hot 40 has a more modest 12nm Helio G88 chipset with a 2.0 GHz CPU. The RAM is 8 GB and the storage is 128 GB or 256 GB.
The Infinix Hot 40 is available in the same four colors as the Pro – Blue, Gold, Black and Green.
Infinix Hot 40i
Hot 40i is the most affordable phone in the series. It comes with Unisock T606 chipset with octa-core CPU with dual performance core Cortex-A75 clocked at 1.6 GHz, and six Cortex-A55 units clocked at 1.6 GHz efficiency. The GPU is Mali-G57 MC1 with a frequency of 650 Hz.
The display is also a letdown – a 6.56-inch LCD with HD+ resolution, but at least Infinix has kept the 90 Hz refresh rate and introduced a 180 Hz touch sample rate. RAM is 4 GB or 8 GB and storage is 128 GB or 256 GB.
The camera island of the Hot 40i is similar to the Hot 40 and Hot 40 Pro and sports a 50MP main and AI camera. The 32MP selfie shooter with Magic Ring remains, however. The launcher has been downgraded to XOS 13.0, but should still use Android 13 as its base.
Another thing that the phone has taken to keep the price low is the low cost charging – 5,000 mAh battery is limited to 18 W speed.
The Infinix Hot 40i comes in Black, Blue, Gold and Green.
The company did not reveal the price details for the new series. All that said, alignment costs less than $200, with prices varying from market to market.