It is not a myth that Tecno Mobile is one of the top smartphone manufacturers in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Part of their marketing strategy is to produce phones that possess moderate specs at affordable prices, and even their flagship phones are affordable. This strategy has been successful so far, with almost every middle-class individual in the country clamoring to have the latest Tecno smartphone(s). To make it easier for you to keep track of phones released by Tecno mobile, we’ve compiled a list of all smartphones released by Tecno in 2016, with links to full specifications and price of each of them. Enjoy.
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Tecno DroiPad 7C Pro
The Tecno Droipad 7C Pro, also called Droipad 7 Pro, is the successor to the Tecno 7C (Droipad 7) unveiled in June 2015. The Droipad 7C Pro is a 7-inch tablet with specs and features adequate at its low price tag. An unboxing video of the Tecno Droipad 7C Pro is available here.
Tecno Boom J8
The release of the Tecno Boom J8 was highly anticipated by all lovers of the Tecno Boom J series. The Boom J series of smartphone is popular for the quality audio experience it gives to its users. Tecno added to the tension surrounding the release of the device by leaking out some photos and specs.
The Tecno W4 was also highly anticipated before its release, and that’s because the phone was Tecno’s first-ever smartphone to run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The W4 is the first of the Tecno W series of smartphones and was the first low-cost Marshmallow phone in Nigeria. The phone also ushered in Tecno’s brand new user interface HiOS.
Tecno L8 was released at about the same time as Tecno W4, and the buzz about it got out only a week or two after. Speaking from personal experience, the phone is interesting to use as it has a lot of customizable features and gesture controls that you could spend the whole day trying out some new features on it. The only disappointing part(s) of the Tecno L8 is the 1GB RAM and the fact that the device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box with no hopes of an upgrade from Tecno. Those two ‘commas’ were however effectively silenced by the massive 5050mAh battery possessed by the L8. Tecno surely knows the real meaning of the word ‘double-edged’.
Tecno Droipad 8 II (Tecno 8 II)
The Tecno Droipad 8 II, in continuation of the Droipad series, was announced towards the end of April and from what we saw of the device, it’s just a refresh of the Tecno 8H. The specifications of the device are nothing to boast about, though, with the high point being the 5,000mAh battery and the 8 inches display.
Tecno L8 Plus
After seeing the complaints about the 1GB of RAM possessed by the Tecno L8, Tecno mobile decided to release a 2GB RAM variant of the Tecno L8 dubbed Tecno L8 Plus, with a slightly higher price tag. While this was a welcome development, it still. Did not address the issue of the now obsolete Android 5.0 Lollipop that shipped with the original Tecno L8. Believe me, if Tecno had just included Android Marshmallow with the L8 Plus, the device would have been the darling of all Android users in Nigeria and beyond.
Tecno PhonePad 7II
The PhonePad 7II is Tecno’s latest tablet till date, released not too long ago. The device was first unveiled at the Jumia Mobile Week event held between the end of last month to the beginning of this month. The PhonePad 7II, as it name implies, is a half-smartphone half-tablet blend with functions of a smartphone and a tablet combined into one. Most of the specs of this phone are found in the Tecno DroiPad 8II, but the PhonePad 7II has a smaller screen size and of course a different name.
Tecno Camon C9
Since the release of the Camon C8 in 2015, the Tecno Camon series have become like the Tecno equivalent of the Samsung Galaxy S series (S6 & S6 Edge, S7 & S7 Edge) of flagship phones. After many leaks and renders and videos, Tecno mobile has officially announced the device, and have confirmed the specifications the device is expected to feature. The part where the Camon series excels the most is the Camera, and the Tecno Camon C9 is no exception, featuring a Biometric Iris Recognition sensor, among a host of other spectacular features.
The list is complete! All Tecno phones released so far this year. If you didn’t find your favorite device up there and you’d like us to include it, simply comment below. We’ll be updating this list every month as more Tecno devices are released this year, and we’ll be releasing lists of other smartphone brands released in 2016 very soon.
Which of these devices do you like the most? Which one do you hate the most? Or which one are you neutral about? Tell us in the comments box below. Let the conversation begin!