Infinix is gradually becoming one of the leading smartphone manufacturers worldwide. The tech company has upped its game big time over the years and the latest, Infinix Note 10, is a testament to its innovative designs.
The Infinix Note 10 series is one of the top contenders in the market. The three variants have a 6.95-inch display which is the same size as the Note 8 from last year but these models have a 1080p+ display resolution which is a major step up from 720p+. The displays run at a 90 Hz refresh rate and are shipped with faster chipsets.
Infinix Note 10 Pro and Note 10 Pro NFC
These two variants are almost identical except that the latter variant has the addition of NFC. The Infinix Note 10 Pro will be available sometime this month with a $260 price tag. This particular variant is powered by a MediaTek Helio G95 chipset similar to the NFC version. The 12 nm chip has two Cortex-A76 cores (2.05 GHz), six A55 (2.0 GHz), and a Mali-G76 MC4 GPU (900 MHz). Due to the modifications and chipsets, users will get a slight CPU upgrade since it will be +25% faster, which is double the speed the GPU power than the Helio G80 inside the Note 8 had to offer.
The Infinix Note 10 Pro has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage which is standard with an 8/256 GB option. In case extra storage is required there is an option for a microSD card as well. Devices in this series as so all Infinix devices run XOS 7.6, which is based on Android 11. Furthermore, the devices have 5,000 mAh batteries, which may not be much but they get charged up pretty quickly. When charged with the new 33W X-Charge a 0-100% charge takes 50 minutes less than it did on the previous Note model. According to Infinix, a quick 5-minute charge up is more than enough for two hours of gaming.
The variants also support a 3.5m headphone jack and stereo speakers with DTS audio processing. There’s an FM radio receiver as well.
The aforementioned variants come with brand new camera gear, a 120º FoV ultra-wide camera. There is the 64MP main camera, which boasts a 1/1.7” sensor (0.8µm pixels, 1.6µm with binning) and 4K video recording (at 30fps, which supports a 960fps slow-mo mode as well). The rear camera is a macro cam and depth sensor. Whereas, the front-facing camera has a 16MP sensor and can do face unlock or you could use the side-mounted fingerprint reader.
Infinix Note 10
The Infinix Note 10 is quite similar to its Pro variants but obviously with a few downgrades. This variant is cheaper than the Pro versions and costs only $200. It has the same 6.95” display with a 90 Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. While the LCD has a 1,500:1 contrast ratio and 480 nits of brightness. For this variant, the Helio G85 was chosen and the two major CPU cores are a bit outdated and the GPU is weaker. It is worth noting that a surprisingly faster version of the G80 was found inside its predecessor, the Infinix Note 8.
This particular device is the Note 10 series has a base memory configuration of 4/64 GB, you can go up to 6/128 GB if you want. There’s a microSD slot on this as well. Another noticeable downgrade is that it has a 5,000mAh capacity but now charges at 18W tops. As with the Pro, charging is done over USB-C. Moreover, the Infinix Note 10 has a 3.5mm headphone jack and FM radio along with speakers with DTS processing.
In the Infinix Note 10 model, the rear camera faced some budget cuts. It has 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 which includes the 960 fps slow-mo mode. Whereas the selfie camera is the same with a 16 MP sensor, the side-mounted finger reader is on board as well.
The Infinix Note 10 series is quite impressive and a step up from the Note 8. The previous models were able to carry out simple tasks such as content transfers quite easily hence with the new upgrades we can expect better overall performance from the devices.
The release date of all three variants is not far off hence we don’t have to wait for much longer to test these devices and get a better understanding of their specifications and overall performance. The Infinix Note 10 series have been almost aggressively marketed as gaming phones hence we will have to test out how much gaming these devices can handle. More details will be provided after the launch.