Expanding its Spark series, Tecno has come up with the Spark 8 smartphone in India. It’s a successor to the Tecno Spark 7 series, launched early this year, and is designed for entry-level smartphone users. Specs-wise, the all-new Spark 8 is similar to its predecessor as both smartphones carry dual rear cameras, a 6.5-inch HD+ display and an 8MP camera.
Talking about specs, the Tecno Spark 8 features a 6.52-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop-style notch for the selfie camera and a 120Hz touch response rate for smoother operation. The screen has quite a noticeable chin. It is powered by the MediaTek A25 SoC paired with 2GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage expandable up to 256GB via a dedicated microSD card slot. The smartphone runs on HiOS 7.6 based on Android 11(Go edition) that is designed for smartphones with lower RAM storage.
In terms of optics, the dual rear cameras come inside a square-shaped camera module that adopts the same colour as the smartphone but with a more glossy finish. The camera module also houses a fingerprint scanner for biometric security and Quad Flash. The camera system at the back houses a 16MP primary and a secondary camera sensor. At the front, there’s an 8MP sensor for selfies and video calling. The camera app on the Tecno Spark 8 comes pre-loaded with modes like 1080p time-lapse photography, smile capture, panorama, portrait mode, 120fps slow motion and more.
The Tecno Spark 8 houses a 5,000mAh battery with support for 10W charging. The phone is touted to deliver roughly 29 days of standby time, 31 hours of talk time, and 13.27 hours of game length. Other notable features on Tecno Spark 8 include dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 3.5mm jack.
The smartphone carries a price tag of Rs 7,999 and comes in Atlantic Blue, Turquoise Cyan and Iris Purple colour options. It’ll go on sale from September 15 and can be purchased from retail stores across the country.