Transsion Holdings subsidiary Tecno Mobile has got a stronghold on the Nigerian market due to its towering reputation of offering decent smartphones at a highly affordable price tag. So it shouldn’t be a surprise if we tell you that the Chinese company has silently unveiled the Spark 8 smartphone in Nigeria.
Tecno Spark 8 is the successor to the Spark 7 that was launched in April this year packing an Helio A25 chipset. The device is a budget smartphone with entry-level specs. The new Spark 8 features an improved Helio P22 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
On the design aspect, the Spark 8 sports a 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen with an HD+ resolution of 1600 X 720 pixels. This display utilizes a waterdrop notch design which houses the 8-megapixels selfie camera.
At the rear, the device features a refreshed design that includes an abnormally wide square module. The module not only houses a dual-camera setup and quad-Led flash, it also holds the rear fingerprint sensor. The extra space can fit four more camera sensors of the same size, pun intended.
The dual-camera setup consists of a 16-megapixels main sensor and a QVGA lens. The device also avails users the opportunity to expand the storage via a microSD card slot. It runs on the Android 11 Go edition. Keeping the lights on is a massive 500mAh battery with support for 10W charging via a micro USB port.
As for the price, the Tecno Spark 8 is reportedly on sale in Nigeria for 55,000 Nigerian Naira (about ~$130). We have no idea when Tecno will release this model in other markets but we expect it to launch in India soon, going by precedence.