Announcement. Tecno Spark 9 - budget smartphone for India

Photo Announcement. Tecno Spark 9 - budget smartphone for India

An inexpensive Tecno Spark 9 smartphone was announced in India.

The newcomer looks like his formally older brother Tecno Spark 9 Pro except for the battery and dimensions, there is no point in comparing them. But with the "Nigerian" Tecno Spark 9T there are more points of contact. And the chipset, and the screen, and the same battery. And the rear camera sets are close. Only Spark 9T has a disproportionately sophisticated front camera - as much as 32 MP. And Spark 9 has the usual one, it corresponds to the ranking table.

About the characteristics.

Chipset - MediaTek Helio G37, which, in fact, is a cosmetic2018 MediaTek Helio P35 chip update. In AnTuTu we are waiting for 120-130 thousand points. Those. everything is quite modest.

Memory. Three options. From 3 + 64 GB, which is frankly "not enough" to quite reasonable 6 + 128 GB. There is support for memory cards.

Despite the frank budget of the device, the screen is equipped with a slightly increased (up to 90 Hz) refresh rate. Standard dimensions - 6.6 "(105 cm²). Low resolution - HD +. Most likely 720x1612 or 720x1600 (267 ppi).

The battery is fine. Classic 5000 mAh. No fast charging.

The cameras are modest. The front camera has a resolution of 8 MP.The main rear - 13 MP. What is the second rear camera is not specified. Depth sensor or branded AI Lens.

The fingerprint scanner is located on the back. There are no NFC modules. But there is an ancient Micro-USB, that's the joy. Whether the fifth Wi-Fi is not specified. Rather yes than no.

The smartphone will go on sale at the end of the week. The price is ₹9499 (₽6930, $120). For the younger version 3 + 64 GB, most likely, but this is inaccurate.

Main features of Tecno Spark 9:

ScreenS-IPS, 6.6", 720x1612, 267 ppi, 105 cm², 90 Hz, sensor polling rate 180 Hz, touch, capacitive,multitouch HardwareMediaTek Helio G37
4 x Cortex-A53, 4 x Cortex-A53, PowerVR GE8320 Memory RAM 3-6 GB, ROM 64-128 GB, Micro-SD up to 512 GB Mobile InternetLTE
EDGE Mobile networksLTE
GSM Li-Pol battery, 5000 mAh Dimensions164.57 x 76 x 8.95 mm Rear camera: dual, flash, autofocus
- 13 MP, f/1.85, 77°
— ?? MP
front camera: 8 MP, flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS OS Android 12, HiOS 8.6 SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light, Fingerprint Scanner (rear) USBMicro v2.0, USB-OTG

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