9 months since the Tecno Spark 2 started selling in the country, its maker, Tecno Mobile, is set to unveil its successor in a few days’ time.
The third generation Tecno Spark smartphone is said to arrive in two variants: a standard model as well as a Pro model.
While we don’t know much about the upcoming device, we can expect it to pick up from where the Spark 2 left last year in terms of features as well as the price.
The Tecno Spark 2 is going for Kshs 9,000 on Jumia Kenya ahead of the Tecno Spark 3’s reveal, as part of that particular e-commerce platform’s ongoing Mobile Week and can found for between Kshs 10,000 and slightly below in several stores online and offline as well, for the base (1GB RAM) model.
We don’t expect the Tecno Spark 3 to deviate further from this range (sub-Kshs 12,000) even though we expect there to be some feature additions. For instance, while the fingerprint sensor and face unlock that defined the last two generations were nice and all, all eyes will be on Tecno to see what features headline the third generation device’s portfolio.
We already saw an 18:9 display last year and, thankfully, Tecno managed to avoid the notch. Will we see things shift this year and the same show up (God forbid) as well?
Will it be the AI (Artificial Intelligence) cameras that everyone is now cramming into their devices? Will Tecno follow sister brand Infinix’s lead and cram more storage into the Spark 3?
One of the standout additions to will be one of the Spark 3’s competitors, Huawei’s new Y6 Prime 2018 smartphone, is that it arrives with the Chinese company’s own take on Android 9 Pie. The information we have is that this is also the direction that Tecno is taking with the Spark 3, much to our excitement.
Given that there are two variants of the device, will one be an Android Go device as was the case with the Spark 2? That is exactly the script that Infinix has followed with the new Hot 7.
One of the major omissions from the Tecno Spark 2 last year was the lack of 4G LTE. While the device scored highly elsewhere – it has a very good camera for the money and an equally impressive design – it came short in this regard as competitors from the likes of Xiaomi managed to sneak in 4G network connectivity where Tecno didn’t. Here’s to hoping that the Spark 3 includes this important feature.