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Tecno Spark 9


Tecno Spark 9 features and specifications in Kenya

  • RAM: 3GB/4GB / 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB, 128GB
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh
  • Main camera: 13MP  + QVGA
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Display: 6.8 inch
  • Processor: Mediatek Helio G37 (12 nm)
  • Connectivity: Dual sim, 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi
  • Colors: Infinity Black, Sky Mirror
  • OS: Android 12, HIOS 8.6

KSh 16,000 KSh 16,500

NB: Prices are subject to change without notice

Tecno Spark 9 in Kenya

Tecno Spark 9 is a budget smartphone, expected to be released by the end of July. The device features 6.6 inches, IPS LCD screen with a Refresh Rate of 90Hz. It measures 164.6 x 76 x 9 mm and has a display resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels (~266 ppi density). It will run on Android 12, HIOS 8.6 OS, and be powered by an Octa-Core, Mediatek MT6765V/CB Helio G37 (12 nm) processor. It has 3, 4, and 8G RAM running 64GB and 128GB variants. It packs a 13MP main camera and 8MP selfie front camera. A 5,000mAh non-removable battery powers the entire device, charged through a MicroUSB 2.0 port, which also supports USB On-The-Go (OTG). Tecno Spark 9 will be available on the market in Infinity Black, and Sky Mirror colors. It will retail at Kes 21,000 at Phoneplace Kenya.

Tecno Spark 9 Price, Features, and Specifications

Feature SPECIFICATIONS
Brand Tecno.
Model Spark 9
Announced 18 July, 2022
Released Soon
Price Kes 21,000
Operating System Android 12, HIOS 8.6
Chipset Mediatek MT6765V/CB Helio G37 (12 nm)
CPU Speed Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU PowerVR GE8320
Internal Storage 64/128GB
RAM 3/4/6GB
Card Slot Dedicated MicroSDXC
Rear Camera 13 MP, f/1.9, 27mm (wide), AF

It features Dual-LED flash, panorama, HD

Front Camera 8 MP, (wide) with LED Flash
Network Up to 4G network band, with speeds of HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE
Sim Card Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Weight To be confirmed
Dimensions 164.6 x 76 x 9 mm
Screen Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels (~266 ppi density)
Display Type IPS LCD, with 90Hz Refresh Rate
Display Size 6.6 inches, ~84.1% screen-to-body ratio
3.5mm jack Yes. On the device.
Bluetooth Supported
GPS Yes. Equipped with A-GPS
NFC No
Wi-Fi & WLAN Yes.
USB Micro USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Radio Yes
Sensor Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
Battery Li-Po 5,000 mAh, non-removable
Fast Charging Normal charging
Colour Variants Infinity Black, Sky Mirror

Design, Build and Display

Tecno Spark 9 is ergonomically designed with a prominent water drop at the front and a Dual Camera set up at the rear. The body frame and back of the device are made of plastic, while the front is glass. The rounded edges and flat surfaces are typical of all Tecno smartphones. The good finishing makes the Spark 9 appear premium and feel premium, although it’s a typical budget device. It measures 164.6 x 76 x 9 mm. 9mm is quite thick for a smartphone, considering there are devices as thin as 7mm. Anyway, one could argue the Spark 9 is a bug smartphone, considering its dimensions and a 6.6-inch screen.

The 6.6-inch display is made of IPS LCD, with a refresh rate of 90Hz. Not bad for a budget device, considering its resolution is 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~266 ppi density). Not one of the brightest devices, but it will get the job done when it comes to content consumption via the display and normal use that requires a smooth user interface.

Performance and Battery

Tecno Spark 9 devices are available in 3 variants, in terms of memory space: 3GB RAM 64 GB internal memory capacities, 4GB 64 GB, and 6 RAM 128GB. This memory space is sufficient to enable efficient running of operations and storing of the users’ content. The more the RAM, the better the user experience.

The device runs on Android 12, HIOS 8.6 Operating System. This is the latest Android OS platform with all updates to enable optimal operations and user experience when using the device. A Mediatek MT6765V/CB Helio G37 (12 nm) Chipset runs operations in the background, supported by Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU and PowerVR GE8320. The CPU is powerful and helps to optimize the battery usage of the device.

It is not one of the best devices for playing video games, considering its features and specifications make it a budget phone. For a casual gamer, you can play basic games. For serious gamers, we recommend you go for a device with superior specifications.

In terms of battery, Spark 9 is powered by a 5,000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery. Unfortunately, the device does not come with a fast charger, but ypu can opt to buy one separately. Considering it has a normal Micro USB 2.0 port, you can charge and transfer data using available wired USB chargers.

Sensors and Connectivity.

The device comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. This enables convenient and safe access to the phone. Other sensors include an accelerometer and a Proximity sensor. A-GPS enabled easier navigability, which is important for motorists who need direction.

The device supports network connectivity up to 4G. It supports GSM/HSPA/LTE technologies and  HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE speed. A dual SIM provision enables easy network switching, depending on network connectivity. Wireless connection is enabled through seamless Bluetooth pairing which is support, Wi-Fi connectivity, and Hotspot which enables sharing of Wi-Fi to other devices.

Camera.

The cameras are not one of the strongest points of the device. at the front, the user will capture selfies and enjoy quality video calls using the 8 MP, (wide) camera. It features an LED flash which enables illumination to capture quality images and videos in low light. The front camera’s lens is located at the water drop notch.

At the rear, Tecno Spark 9 packs a Dual Camera set-up. The two cameras comprise a primary 13 MP, f/1.9, 27mm (wide), AF, and a secondary camera (details yet to be confirmed). The autofocus in the rear camera set-up enables quality video and snap capture, with a dual LED, HDR, and panorama enabling the users to utilize options based on need and circumstances. The main camera captures 1080p [email protected], which is a standard on modern-day smartphones.

Alternative Smartphones

  • Tecno Spark Pro
  • Tecno Spark 9T
  • Huawei Nova Y70
  • Infnix Hot 12
  • Infinix Smart 6

FAQs

  • What is the screen resolution on the Tecno Spark 9? 720 x 1600 pixels (~266 ppi density)
  • What is the peak brightness on the Tecno Spark 9? To be confirmed
  • What is the refresh rate on the Spark 9? 90Hz.
  • Is the Tecno Spark 9 good for games? No. Good enough for random gamers who play low setting games.
  • What materials is the body of the Tecno Spark 9? A plastic body frame, back plastic, and glass front.
  • What are the color variants of Tecno Spark 9? Infinity Black, Sky Mirror
  • Is there a notification light on the Tecno Spark 9? No.
  • Is the display on the Tecno Spark 9 bezel-less? It has thin bezels.
  • What type of display is on Spark 9 ? IPS LCD.
  • Is the Tecno Spark 9 good for heavy gaming? No.
  • Is a cooling system technology installed on Tecno Spark 9? No.
  • Does the Tecno Spark 9 support UFS storage?  No.
  • What is the battery capacity on the Realme 9? 5,000mAh.
  • What type of charging port is on the Realme 9? USB Type-C 2.0 port at the bottom of the device.
  • Is there any protection on the Realme 9 display? Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Does the Tecno Spark 9 support fast charging? Normal Micro USB Charging
  • Is the Tecno Spark 9 water resistant? No.

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Tecno Spark 5 features and price in Kenya

Price Ksh. 13,500
Display 6.6″ inch IPS LCD touchscreen
Processor Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Sim Card Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Connectivity 4G
Operating System Android 10; HIOS 6.0
RAM 2GB
Internal Storage 32GB
Memory Card Slot up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Rear Camera 13 MP + 2 MP, (macro) + 2 MP, (depth) + QVGA
Front Camera 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
3.5mm Jack Yes
micro USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Fingerprint Sensor Rear-mounted
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Color Ice Jadeite, Spark Orange, Vacation Blue, Misty Grey

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