Tecno Mobile just unveiled the Tecno Spark 3 in an event in Lagos, Nigeria. The budget smartphone was unveiled alongside Tecno Spark 3 Pro with both devices having almost the same similarities.
Where to buy Tecno Spark 3
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Tecno Spark 3 key specs
- 6.2-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1520 x 720 pixels
- Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) / Android 9.0 Pie
- Quad-core MediaTek MT6580 CPU with 1GB RAM / Quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 with 2GB RAM
- 8MP selfie camera and 13MP rear camera/13MP + 2MP rear cameras
- 16GB built-in storage, up to 32GB with a memory card
- Face ID
- Fingerprint sensor (rear)
- 3,500mAh Li-Ion battery
Design and Display
Tecno Spark 2’s successor features the notch design which gives the frontal area a very great look. The notch is a U-shaped type of notch, and it houses the front camera along with the headset speaker and sensor. For the display, there is a full 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels.
Camera and Battery
Just like the Camon series, the Spark series try to get up to the standard in the photography department. Tecno Spark 3 joins the list of devices to have an AI camera. However, the camera sensor on the Spark 3 is differs because it has two different models. Its 1GB RAM model is given a 13MP AI camera for its rear photography. Meanwhile, the 2GB RAM variant uses dual 13MP rear cameras for its imagery. Frontal shots are captured by an 8MP shooter on both models.
For power, there is a 3500mAh battery, even as the smartphone manufacturers failed to mention anything about a fast charging technology, you can make do with this type of battery.
Hardware and Software
Now when talking about the hardware and software, we shouldn’t forget the fact that this device comes in two variants, the 1GB RAM & 2GB RAM model. To ease things, both variants can expand with an additional 32GB using a MicroSD card. Unfortunately, there’s no LTE network support on both variants of the phone.
For the chipset, the lower memory variant operates using MediaTek MT6580 while the higher version works with a better MediaTek Helio A22 (MT6761). Tecno Spark 3 with 1GB RAM boots Android 8.1 Oreo while the other variant boots Android 9.0 Pie.
Price and Availability
Tecno Spark 3 price in Nigeria starts from N35,000 for the 1GB model, while the 2GB model’s price starts from N40,000.
Tecno Spark 3 specs
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA|
|Status||Available. Released 2019, March|
|BODY||Dimensions||155.3 x 75.8 x 8.15 mm|
|Weight||175 g (6.17 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Resolution||720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) / Android 9.0 Pie|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6580 (28 nm)/ MediaTek Helio A22|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 / Quad-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A7|
|GPU||Mali-400MP2 / PowerVR GE8320|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 32 GB|
|Internal||16 GB, 1/2 GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Single||13 MP, f/2.0, AF / Dual 13MP + 2MP camera|
|Features||LED flash, HDR|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||8 MP|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity|
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery|
|MISC||Colors||Bordeaux Red, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold|