The Tecno Spark 2 was launched in Lagos Nigeria on the 8th of June 2018 and will be available in other African countries in the coming weeks.
One of the major highlights of the device is the trending full view display which dishes out an 18:9 aspect ratio. Apart from the screen, there have been major improvements in the design language, camera and battery capacity as well.
TECNO Spark 2 Key Specs and Features
- 6-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 720 pixels
- Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition with 1GB RAM
- Face ID and Fingerprint scanner
- Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580WP
- 16GB built-in storage, upgradeable up to 128GB
- 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
- 3500mAh non-removable Li-Ion Battery
The Spark 2 also got a major revamp in the design department, looking slim and sleek. Its polycarbonate body is absolutely stunning and gorgeous for a budget device. The curved antenna lines at the top corner make this device a stunner.
|TECNO SPARK 2||Design|
Checking above screenshot, we notice an improve in the rear camera at the top left corner with the LED flash underneath. There’s a rear fingerprint scanner as well, just in case you don’t like the Face ID feature. It measures 7.5mm in thickness and will be available in Gold and Black colours.
The TECNO Spark 2 offers those on a budget the full view experience with 18:9 aspect ratio. The screen stretches all the way to the sides, leaving no room for narrow bezels. Additionally, the top and bottom bezel has been drastically reduced as well.
|TECNO SPARK 2||Display|
|Screen Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Screen Resolution||HD+ (720×1440 pixels)|
|Pixel Density||Over 300PPI|
|Display Type||Full View with 18:9 Aspect Ratio|
The massive 6-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is perfect for big screen lovers. In terms of details, it has a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and 268 pixels per inch density. With the TECNO Spark 2, you’ll get 75% screen and 25% bezels.
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
When it comes to performance, the Spark 2 smartphone does not offer a significant upgrade when compared to last year Spark K7. The device is powered by the MediaTek MT6580WP which is a Quad-core processor having a 32-bit CPU architecture. The Quad-core processor clocks at the normal speed of 1.3GHz and operates on the 28nm process technology. In the graphics department, the ARM Mali-400 MP2 clocks at 416MHz for a smooth ride.
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition|
|Chipset Type||MediaTek 6580W|
|Chipset Rating||Quad-core Processor, clock at 1.3Ghz|
Tecno Spark 2 runs on Google Android Oreo Go edition. It will be TECNO’s second device to come with Android Go after the TECNO F1 which was unveiled in April this year. It runs out of the box, a light version of TECNO’s latest HiOS V3.3 which should help with smooth experience. There’s just 1GB of RAM available for multitasking, this should be enough for light users since it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition. In terms of storage, you get 16GB of space, however, you can always upgrade up to 128GB with a memory card.
NETWORK CONNECTIVITY AND BATTERY LIFE
TECNO Spark 2 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 3G. Sensors on the phone include a Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor.
The TECNO Spark 2 is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3500mAh battery which should be able to last a full day with the highly optimized Android Oreo Go edition.
If a good camera is one of the reasons you buy a phone, the Spark 2 smartphone might be your perfect smartphone. This device actually win the heart of those that love good camera phone but cannot buy the Camon Series.
|TECNO SPARK 2||Camera|
|Video Recording||720P and 1080P|
|Camera Features||Auto focus, HDR, Beautify, Mode, ISO, Scene selection|
It has a 13MP rear shooter which comes with a lot of improved features according to TECNO. There’s TRI-LED flash underneath to help you out in low light environments. While the 8MP selfie shooter has f/2.0 aperture and takes really cute selfies.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Tecno Spark 2 is available online and offline stores, priced from $89 to $119, that’s about (N30,000 – N40,000).
Full Specifications Of The SPARK 2
- Announced: June 2018
- Available: Yes
- SIM: Dual SIM
- Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
- Price : #36,200
- Security : Fingerprint (rear-mounted) , Face Recognition Unlock.
- Technology: GSM/ HSPA/ LTE
BODY AND DISPLAY
- Type: HD+ display
- Size: 6 inches
- Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
- Dimensions: –
- Weight: 156 g
- Colours: –
- Chipset: Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580
- Processor Speed: 1.3Ghz
- CPU: Quad-core
- GPU: –
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Bluetooth Profiles: –
- GPS: Yes
- USB: Yes
- USB-OTG : –
- Headphone jack : Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- RAM: 1GB
- Internal Storage: 16GB
- External Storage: Yes ,microSD (dedicated slot)
- Rear Camera: 13 MP
- Rear Flash: Yes,
- Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 5MP
- Front Flash: Yes, LED flash
- Capacity: 3500 mAh
- Type: Li-Ion
- Features: –
- Fast Charging: –
- Standby Time: N/A
- Talk Time: N/A
- Music Playback: N/A
- Light Sensor
- Proximity Sensor
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