Did you know that the gaming industry is the biggest entertainment sector? According to a SuperData Research report from 2020, the global gaming market ($159 billion) was valued at 8 times the music industry ($19.1 billion) and 4 times the movie industry ($41.7 billion). Even just the esports industry brought in $1.1 billion. We only mention this in case anyone was wondering what’s with all the gaming phones recently.
Now say hello to the Infinix GT 10 Pro, the first dedicated gaming phone from the company. It has had powerful devices in the past, but there’s more to it than just a fast chipset.
Infinix GT 10 Pro
But it does start with the chipset – a MediaTek Dimensity 8050 in this case. This 6nm (TSMC) chip has a 4+4 Cortex-A78 and A55 setup with the top A78 core running at 3.0GHz. Next to that is the Mali-G77 with 9 cores. All of this hooks up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
There is a microSD slot card on board, so you can add up to 1TB of extra storage. And while you probably don’t want to be running games off the microSD, you could store a lot of multimedia on it – music, videos of your game play and so on. And you can enable 8 extra gigs of virtual RAM too.
The other key component for mobile gaming is the display – the GT comes with a 6.67” AMOLED with 1,080 x 2,400px resolution (20:9). It can run at 120, 90 and 60Hz and features 360Hz touch sampling when tracking 2 fingers.
This is a 10-bit panel with slim bezels and 900 nits peak brightness. It uses 1,920Hz high frequency PWM dimming. There is a fingerprint reader built into the display, along with a physical proximity sensor and light sensor.
The phone is powered by a 5,000mAh battery and also supports bypass charging – i.e. using a USB Power Delivery 3.0 charger to power the device directly, going around the battery. This reduces heat during gaming and also prolongs the battery’s life. For charging, the phone supports up to 45W with PD chargers.
The audio system features stereo speakers and a 3.5mm headphone jack. This is crucial for gaming since even the best wireless headsets can’t match the latency of a simple copper wire. There is a 4D vibration engine on board to back up the audio with haptic feedback.
The Infinix GT 10 Pro is available in Cyber Black and Mirage Silver. The design has a cyberpunk theme to it and there is a customizable mini-LED light (nothing says “gaming” like RGB lights). Included in the box is a case that protects the phone and makes it grippier.
The two colorways are enhanced by the LED lighting and a color-changing panel
Not related to the gaming aspect much is the camera – there is a 108MP module on the rear with an f/1.75 aperture and 1/1.67” sensor (and two 2MP helpers), plus a 32MP camera on the front. The rear cam gets four LEDs as a flashlight, the front one has two LEDs. Both cameras top out at 2K/30fps or 1080p/60fps video.
108+2+2MP rear camera with quad LED flash
The phone runs Android 13 in the form of Pure XOS 13. The “pure” part is because Infinix promises a reduced number of pre-installed apps and no ads.
Before we talk about pricing and availability, we want to take a moment to appreciate the box of the GT 10 Pro. Infinix designed the cardboard box so that it can morph into a passive sound amplifier/charging holder. That’s a clever way to reuse the box and adds to the phone fun character.
The retail box can be shaped into a passive amp/charging holder
The Infinix GT 10 Pro will be available soon at a price of $240-250 (it will vary a bit by region).
PS. the GT 10 Pro shares a lot of its hardware with the Infinix Note 30 Pro, though there are some differences (the most obvious of which is the design).