Last month we reported that Transsion Holdings-owned; Tecno Mobile was rumored to have a new flagship ready for launch after successful launching the Tecno Camon X and X Pro. The rumored flagsip would be a premium version of the Tecno Spark smartphones that were launched in August last year.
There’s no official name for the flagship, but for now its being called the Tecno Spark 2. We’re not certain whether Tecno will go with that or they will have another name for it.
Rumors speculating all over the internet, social media, claim that Tecno might launch the phone this Friday – and said to come with premium functions and feature, from extended battery life, to upgrade in camera performance, to Full display, to mention a few compared to its predecessors; the Tecno Spark, and Spark Plus.
Rounding up rumors around this flagship, smartphone critics say one thing they might be sure of, is that the phone will come with a full HD+ display. The likes of Tecno Camon CM, and the Camon X-series launched this year already pack this feature. Full display, means no bezels – giving more room to view content. While one other feature we should expect should be the FaceID feature. We’ve reported this multiple times that FaceID is now the trend from smartphone manufacturers. The feature will add on the fingerprint sensor as security but can only be used to unlock the phone unlike the fingerprint sensor that can be used to answer calls, take photos, among others.
How about the cameras. Tecno puts a lot of effort on its cameras. Will the Spark, and Spark Plus featured, a 13MP and 5MP rear and front camera sensors, the Tecno Spark 2 is rumored to come with a dual rear camera at 13MP+5MP sensors, and an 8MP camera sensor for the front facing camera. However, other reports indicate that the Spark 2 might come with a 24MP front facing camera, and 18MP rear camera and an upgraded mix flash which we guess would be in the region of 2.0 and a proactive brightness increase of up to 10 – 20%. With an increased brightness, the aperture would be wider.
Looking at the perspective of storage, and the mobile operating system, the Spark 2 is rumored to have Android Go. Android Go offers re-imagined Go apps including; Google Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go which have smaller app size and also help to consume less space, as well as a big reduction in data consumption. It will be coupled with great processors, and storage. Rumors claim the Spark 2 will come with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage.
The flagship has also been said to have a big battery capacity compared to its predecessors. Therefore, it might spot a 4,000mAh non-removable battery. Its predecessors had 3,000mAh, and 3,400mAh for the Spark, and Spark Plus respectively.
About the pricing, the Spark 2 could be priced at about UGX400,000. It is worth knowing that the Tecno Spark and Spark Plus are so far the best selling smartphones from Tecno. They targeted mostly university student, getting them a tremendous sales.