Infinix announced the arrival of the Hot 40 series, consisting of three phones – Hot 40 Pro, Hot 40, and Hot 40i. They all come with a 5,000 mAh battery and a software feature called Xboost gaming engine to better optimize the hardware during gaming.
Infinix Hot 40 Pro
This smartphone is the mightiest of the trio with a 6nm Helio G99 chipset. The screen is a 6.78” LCD with Full HD+ resolution and supports up to 120 Hz refresh rate and 240 Hz touch sampling rate.
There is only one RAM option for the Hot 40 Pro – 8 GB, while storage is either 128 GB or 256 GB.
The Infinix Hot 40 Pro has the best main camera with a 108 MP sensor. Next to it on the back is a 2 MP macro shooter, and what is listed as an “AI cam”.
The selfie shooter has a 32 MP sensor and is inside a punch hole, around which Infinix made a Magic Ring – a Dynamic Island-type notification zone. It gives information when the phone is unlocked, being charged or used during a call.
The Xboost engine is an Infinix game launcher of sorts that enables “enhanced stability” during gameplay. It has three tiers for three different levels of immersion into the game played. The phone otherwise boots XOS 13.5, based on Android 13.
According to Infinix, the Hot 40 Pro’s battery can charge from 20% to 75% in 35 minutes with the 33W charger supplied in the box. On top of that, the cell can withstand 1,600 charge cycles, which is over 4 years of plugging the phone every day.
Infinix is offering 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 the footprint, the 5,000 mAh cell with 33W charging and the 6.78” LCD. The panel is limited to a 90 Hz refresh rate but, for some reason, got a better touch sampling rate – up to 270 Hz.
Another difference is the main camera. Hot 40 comes with a 50 MP f/1.6 shooter, coupled with the very same useless 2 MP macro + AI cams. Thankfully, the selfie camera is 32 MP, once again hidden inside the Magic Ring.
The Hot 40 has a more modest 12nm Helio G88 chipset with a 2.0 GHz CPU a. RAM is 8 GB, while storage is 128 GB or 256 GB.
Infinix Hot 40 is available in the same four colors as the Pro – Blue, Gold, Black, and Green.
Infinix Hot 40i
The Hot 40i is the most affordable phone in the series. It comes with a Unisoc T606 chipset with an octa-core CPU with two performance cores Cortex-A75 at 1.6 GHz, and six Cortex-A55 units for efficiency at 1.6 GHz. The GPU is Mali-G57 MC1 with 650 Hz frequency.
The display is also a downgrade – a 6.56” LCD with HD+ resolution, but at least Infinix kept the 90 Hz refresh rate and introduced a 180 Hz touch sampling rate. RAM is either 4 GB or 8 GB, while storage is 128 GB or 256 GB.
The camera island of the Hot 40i looks similar to the Hot 40 and Hot 40 Pro and sports a 50 MP main and an AI cam. The 32 MP selfie shooter with the Magic Ring is retained though. The launcher is donwgraded to XOS 13.0, but it should still use Android 13 as a base.
Another downgrade the phone took to keep a low price is the charging – the 5,000 mAh battery is limited to 18W speeds.
Infinix Hot 40i comes in Black, Blue, Gold, and Green.
The company did not reveal pricing details for the new series. All it said is the lineup costs under $200 and prices will vary from market to market.