The new generation of Infinix’s jumbo-sized Note series has been launched. The Infinix Note 10 Pro, like its predecessor, has a 6.95″ display, making it more of a small tablet than a huge phone. However, the refresh rate has been increased from 90 to 120 Hz for this iteration. The sampling rate for touch remains at 180 Hz.
It’s the same IPS LCD panel as previously, with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,460 pixels. This year, however, it is powered by a new chipset, MediaTek’s Helio G96. This chip, like its predecessor (the G95), contains a pair of Cortex-A76 CPU cores, and our testing reveals that it outperforms it.
However, the GPU was lowered from a Mali-G76 MC4 to a G57 MC2, which shows up in testing. However, the Helio G95 would have been a poor choice for this phone because it is incapable of driving 1080p displays at 120 Hz (and the G96 clearly can). Because of the 9 layers of graphene material that help keep the processor cool, there is some hope that the Note 11 series may perform better than earlier G96-powered phones.
The Note 11 Pro has a higher base memory capacity than the Note 11 – 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, compared to 6/64 GB on the Note 11. The MicroSD slot is still present, and the updated XOS 10 software (based on Android 11) allows for the addition of 3 GB of virtual RAM.
Infinix’s Write Booster accelerates writing speed on UFS 2.2 storage. A 13 MP telephoto module has been added to the 64 MP back camera. While it claims a maximum zoom of 30x (digital, of course), the optical magnification is only 2x. Also missing is the previous model’s 8 MP super wide camera — there’s no ultra-wide here, only a 2 MP depth sensor. Like its predecessor, the Pro model’s 5,000 mAh battery enables 33W fast charging through USB-C. Thanks to certain TÜV Rheinland-approved charging technology, that battery should last 800 charge cycles without losing capacity.