Tecno Spark 8 was launched in India on Monday as the latest affordable smartphone from the company owned by China’s Transsion Holdings. The new smartphone has slight changes over the Tecno Spark 7 that was launched earlier this year in regular Android and Android Go models. In terms of changes, the Tecno Spark 8 offers a 5,000mAh battery that is smaller in capacity than the 6,000mAh battery in the Tecno Spark 7. The new smartphone also comes in a single 64GB onboard storage while the previous model had 32GB and 64GB storage options.
Tecno Spark 8 price in India, availability
Tecno Spark 8 price in India has been set at Rs. 7,999 for the lone 2GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The phone comes in Atlantic Blue, Iris Purple, and Turquoise Cyan colours and will go on sale through retail stores starting Wednesday, September 15.
Tecno Spark 8 specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Tecno Spark 8 runs on Android 11 (Go edition) with HiOS v7.6 on top and features a 6.52-inch HD+ (720×1,600 pixels) Dot Notch display with a 20:9 aspect ratio, 480 nits of peak brightness, and 120Hz of touch sampling rate. The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio A25 SoC, along with 2GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The Tecno Spark 8 comes with a dual rear camera setup that houses a 16-megapixel primary sensor along with an f/1.8 lens and an AI lens with an f/2.0 aperture, coupled with a quad LED flash. The rear camera setup supports features such as AI Beauty, Smile Shot, AI Portrait, HDR, AR Shot, Filters, Time-lapse, Panorama, and Slow Motion.
For selfies and video chats, the Tecno Spark 8 comes with an 8-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front, with an f/2.0 lens. The rear camera setup is also paired with dual LED flash.
The Tecno Spark 8 comes with 64GB of eMMC 5.1 onboard storage that supports expansion via microSD card (up to 256GB) through a dedicated slot. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light, and a proximity sensor. The phone also has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Tecno has provided the 5,000mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 47 days or 34 hours of calling on a single charge. The phone measures 164.82×76.05×9.2mm.