Tecno Mobile Launches in India With 5 New Smartphones
Tecno Mobile, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based company Transsion Holdings that's also known for its Itel and Infinix brands, on Monday unveiled five smartphones for India at an event in New Delhi. Called the Tecno i3 (Rs. 7,990), i3 Pro (Rs. 9,990), i5 (Rs. 11,490), i5 Pro (Rs. 12,990), and i7 (Rs. 14,990). All prices stated are market operating prices (MOP).
The Tecno i7 will be available in India from early May, but the other four smartphones will be available from Wednesday in Punjab, Friday in Rajasthan, and Saturday in Gujarat. All five smartphones will be available in Champagne Gold, Sky Black, and Space Grey colour variants via offline retailers.
Let's start with the specifications of the smartphone. The biggest highlight of the Tecno i7 is its 16-megapixel front camera which is being marketed as "night selfie camera." The front camera comes with screen flash as well as front LED flash. The i7 also sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with quad-LED flash.
The Tecno i7 features a metallic build, and also comes with a fingerprint scanner at the front embedded in the home button. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS display. The dual-SIM smartphone runs the company's own HiOS, based on Android 7.0 Nougat. It is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core processor coupled with 4GB RAM. The Tecno i7 packs 32GB of inbuilt storage that's expandable via microSD card.
Another highlight of the Tecno i7 is its 4000mAh battery with Rocket Charging. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE support.
The Tecno i3 and Techo i3 Pro are nearly identical, the with only difference increased memory (3GB of RAM) and the presence of an anti-oil fingerprint sensor. The Tecno i3 bears a 5-inch HD IPS display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage, 4G VoLTE and ViLTE support, and a 3050mAh battery. Details on the Tecno i5 and Tecno i5 Pro are forthcoming.