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Tecno has announced the launch of its Spark 7 series of smartphones in South Africa, along with the price range for the devices.
The series includes the standard Spark 7 and the Spark 7 Pro.
“We aim to provide the best contemporary technology in artistic designs and elegant taste,” Tecno Mobile General Manager Stephen Ha said in a statement.
“The Tecno Spark 7 series reflects our promise to millennials, Gen-Z by offering advanced technology at affordable prices.”
Spark 7 and 7 Pro features
Both phones come with large displays, large batteries, and Tecno’s HiOS software based on Android 11.
The Spark 7 is the more affordable of the two devices. While it has a slightly smaller screen and one less camera lens, it actually comes with a bigger battery.
It features a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a 16MP dual-lens setup for its main camera. It also comes with an 8MP selfie camera.
In terms of its battery, the phone comes equipped with a 6000mAh capacity. According to Tecno, this means it can last up to 30 days on standby.
You can see a summary of the Spark 7 specs below:
- Display: 6.5-inch HD+ (720 x 1600 pixels) display
- CPU: Octa-core processor
- Main camera: 16MP dual camera
- Selfie camera: 8MP
- RAM: 3GB
- Battery: 6000mAh
- On-board storage: 64GB
On the other hand, the Spark Pro 7 features more premium hardware. This includes a display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 4GB of RAM, and a 48MP triple-lens main camera setup.
In terms of its design, it features an edge-to-edge display with a dot cutout for the front-facing camera, rather than the camera notch of the standard Spark 7.
However, it does have a slightly reduced battery size at 5000mAh.
You can see a summary of the Spark 7 Pro specs below:
- Display: 6.6-inch FHD (720 x 1600 pixels) display with 90Hz refresh rate
- CPU: Helio G80 processor
- Main camera: 48MP triple camera
- Selfie camera: 8MP
- RAM: 4GB
- Battery: 5000mAh
- On-board storage: 64GB/128GB
Tecno Spark 7 and 7 Pro price in South Africa
The Tecno Spark 7 series will have prices ranging from R1 999 to R3 499 in South Africa, depending on the phone model and configuration.
While the series launches on 16 September, it will be available for sale from 1 October, according to Tecno.
In the meantime, the company is running a competition that gives locals a chance to win a Spark 7 smartphone.
Locals have been challenged to spell out “Spark 7” using any objects found at home or work. They must then share a picture of their creation on Facebook, tag @TECNOMobileSouthAfrica, and include the hashtags #AllYouNeedIsSPARK and #TECNOMobileZA.
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