TECNO Mobile is set to launch its first phone of 2019, the Tecno Spark 3 which will see succeed the oversold Spark 2 series. The Ugandan launch is said to be on May 4th, following the official launch in Nigeria and Kenya. Just like the Spark 2 series, we expect the Spark 3 to come in two variants, Tecno Spark 3 and Tecno Spark 3 Pro. Well this hasn’t been confirmed as, we wait for the official announcement from the company.
It’s no doubt that Tecno’s spark series are the most selling handsets from the company considering the fact that it targets the millennial. Till to-date, PC Tech Magazine has been informed that the spark 2 handsets are still selling.
We therefore expect the Spark 3 to sell as much as their predecessor – considering its much upgraded features and performance. According to multiple rumors, the Spark 3 key highlights will be its AI integrated cameras, 6.2-Inch notch display, and a dual rear camera. One other expectation is the Spark 3 will come in Midnight Black, Champagne Gold, and Nebula Blue color variants.
While we don’t know much about the specification, we expect the display much larger – probably a 6.2-inch display as per rumors. It will be powered by a MT6761, Quad-Core, 2.0GHz chipset coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. It will have an expandable microSD card slot just like any other Tecno handset. We expect Tecno to have upgraded its mobile OS, as per rumors, the Techno Spark 3 will run on Android 9.0 topped on HiOS 4.6 UI. According to some phone critics, the Spark 3 series might keep the 3,500mAh battery capacity as its predecessor.
In terms of imaging and video optics, the Tecno Spark 3 handsets, might have dual rear cameras with 13MP + 2MP sensors with auto focus and an aperture of f/1.8 supported with a Quad Flash. On the other hand, the front-facing shooter might come with a sensor of 8MP with an aperture of f/2.0 best to produce good bokeh images.
In terms of connectivity, the Spark 3 handsets will support 3.5mm earphone jack, BlueTooth v5.0 – as per rumors, Wi-Fi, GPS, among other sensors including; Fingerprint Sensor, G-sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, and Proximity Sensor.
We estimate the starting price of UGX500,000 for the Spark 3.