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Infinix’s gaming-focused HOT 40 series launched in Kenya


After months of teasing Infinix has finally unveiled its HOT 40 series in Kenya. The gaming-focused series of smartphones comprises the Infinix HOT 40 Pro, HOT 40, and HOT 40i.

Infinix says the phones provide gamers of all budgets with an action-packed smartphone to level up their mobile entertainment experience. 

This new series showcases significant upgrades in processor, display, camera capabilities, and software. While maintaining its leading position in fast charging in its category,  Infnix says the series continues to offer a fast and fun experience in mobile gaming and entertainment.

“The HOT 40 SERIES leads the way with its exceptional performance and groundbreaking features, all packed in an aesthetically stunning design. It embodies Infinix vision of delivering a high-quality experience to our users, merging advanced technology with style and practicality, and all at a reasonable price,” said Summer Yao, HOT Series Product Director at Infinix.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro

The HOT 40 is the big brother and boasts a 5000mAh long-lasting battery, integrated with the exclusive Power Marathon solution. With the Ultra Power Saving mode Infinix claims users can enjoy up to 2 hours] of calling time when the power is as low as 5%. 

The device also features 33W Enduring FastCharge technology, equipped with real-time temperature monitoring. This innovative technology enables users to charge the battery from 20% to 75% in just 35 minutes, ensuring both safety and prolonged battery life for up to 4 years.

The HOT 40 Pro is equipped with the MediaTek Helio G99 octa-core 6nm gaming processor, this device boasts a 1200Hz instantaneous touch sampling rate — eight times more precise than standard screens. It is further supported by a Hard-Gyroscope sensor and Infinix’s XBOOST Gaming Engine, enabling gamers to tailor their gaming settings for optimal performance. This combination ensures a seamless and immersive mobile gaming experience.

The HOT 40 Pro is equipped with a flagship 120Hz FHD+ screen, delivering a silky-smooth experience. Additionally, the HOT 40 SERIES introduces the Magic Ring, a new feature that keeps users effortlessly informed about face lock status, charging status, and voice calls.

With up to 16GB] of expandable memory, the HOT 40 Pro doubles the performance of the physical 8G memory, enabling faster loading times, and supporting up to 18 applications to be opened simultaneously. The device is also packed with Infinix’s groundbreaking Metamaterial Antenna, offering faster and more reliable signal performance with File Download Speed increased by 68%[1], Signal Strength boosted by 6dB, and Game Latency reduced by 36%.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Infinix HOT 40 Pro steps up with enhanced capabilities. It boasts a 108MP main camera with the HM6 sensor, ensuring sharp and clear images with 0.64-micron pixels, even after cropping. The 2MP macro lens is ideal for capturing close-up shots of textures and intricate details. The 32MP AI-enhanced front camera delivers exceptional group photos and selfies, even in low-light, thanks to its advanced front flash.

Moreover, the HOT 40 Pro offers various modes for photos and videos on different occasions, including Professional Portrait Mode, Sky Remap, and Dual View Video, enhancing the photography and videography experience.

Designwise, the HOT 40 SERIES features a layer of sparkling crystals against a starry texture. This design has a lustrous finish that shifts in appearance as it reflects light from different angles. The HOT 40 Pro is available in Horizon Gold, Starlit Black, Palm Blue, and the newly introduced Starfall Green. This new color option combines black and green in a luminous, color-shifting blend, creating an aurora-like effect reminiscent of a starlit sky

Pricing and Availability

The series is priced differently depending on the model. The HOT 40i starts at KES 17,299 for the 28+ model and KES 22,499 for the 256+8 model. The HOT 40 256+8 is priced at Kes 26,999 while the HOT 40 Pro with 256+ and up to 16GB RAM will retail at Kes. 28,399.

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