Tecno Mobiles, one of the subsidiaries of Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings that has forayed into the Indian market with five new smartphones, which the company is calling as ‘Made for India’ phones. All the phones have the ‘i’ in their name that indicates our country name India.
We wrote about more Chinese brands to invade the Indian smartphone market in 2017; we expect 4-5 more brands to launch in India. Recently Lephone made its debut in India with Lephone – W7.
Notably, the Transsion group also owns the Infinix brand, launched on Flipkart. Under the brand name Infinix, they have launched two mobiles, Infinix Note 4 and Hot4 PRO.
Tecno i3, i5, and i7 India Launch
Firstly, the company has launched Tecno i3, i3 Pro priced at Rs. 7990 and Rs. 9990. Further, they have unveiled the Tecno i5 and i5 Pro with price tags Rs. 11,490 and Rs. 12,990 respectively. Finally, the most prominent smartphone of the five, Tecno i7, costs Rs. 14,990.
Unlike other smartphone brands that are targeting the online-only space, Tecno Mobiles is looking at the offline market, where players such as Samsung, Oppo, and Vivo are dominating. Apart from the Tecno i7, all the four smartphones will be available in Punjab, Gujarat and Rajasthan states of India starting from Wednesday.
All the five phones will be available in three color options- Champagne Gold, Sky Black, and Space Grey.
Tecno Mobiles is betting big on the camera of their phones, and it claims the customization of the camera app to suit the Indian features and skin tone. Another highlight of the phones is the ‘anti-oil fingerprint scanner,’ that allows unlocking the phones even if they are dirty.
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All the five phones come with the support for ‘Rocket Charging’ technology, that is rated to deliver 20 percent faster charging than other vendors charging technologies.
Furthermore, the new entrant is also providing a unique ‘Tecno 151 Promise,’ under which it is offering 100-day replacement guarantee, 50 percent buyback, and one-year one-time screen replacement.
Tecno i3 and i3 Pro Specs and Details
Both the Tecno i3 and i3 Pro are identical to each other with almost similar specifications. The Tecno i3 comes with a 5-inch HD display, coupled with 2 GB of RAM, 16GB storage (can be expandable), 3050mAh battery.
On the other hand, the Tecno i3 Pro differs only in the RAM department as it has 3GB of RAM along with an anti-oil fingerprint scanner.
Tecno i5 and i5 Pro Specs and Details
The Tecno i5 comes with 5.5 inch HD display and an 8 MP front facing camera along with 13 MP rear camera.
Further, the i5 model comes with 2 GB of Ram and 16 GB of storage, while the higher PRO variant comes with 3 GB of Ram and 32 GB of internal storage.
Also, the smartphone comes with 4000 mAH capacity battery and something called rocket charging (fancy name for fast charging). Additionally, the smartphone comes with Dual Sim support along with 4G LTE and Volte connectivity.
Moreover, the smartphone also boasts of a fingerprint scanner which works even with oil and smudgy fingers.
The Tecno i5 processor details are not shared, but they are likely to support the under-powered Mediatek 6737T.
Tecno i7 Specs and Details
The Tecno i7 comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display and is powered by a 1.5 GHz octa-core processor, paired with 4 GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Further, the storage is expandable via microSD card slot.
All the Tecno smartphones boot HiOS ROM based on Android 7.0 Nougat and come with features such as split screen, advanced doze mode, etc.
Besides, the Tecno i7 rocks a 13 MP rear camera with a Quad LED flash module for excellent low-light images. Also, it comes with a 16 MP front-facing camera, which is being claimed as ‘night selfie camera’ by the company.
Notably, the phone features a metallic body and has a fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button. It comes with 4G VoLTE support, Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth, and GPS support. Also, the phone has a beefy 4000 mAH battery.
You can read more about the latest Infinix Note