First Look at Tecno’s First 4G LTE Smartphone


We got some interesting information during the launch of the Jumia Kenya Mobile Week Megathon. That Tecno Mobile was prepping its first ever 4G LTE smartphone. We were told to expect it in the market towards the end of the year, say by about September. We’ve heard nothing about the said Tecno smartphone ever since. Till today. We have exclusive details of Tecno Mobile’s first ever 4G smartphone.

In keeping with its recent tradition of feature-specific devices, the upcoming Tecno 4G smartphone won’t have its LTE bands as the only distinguishing feature. No. There will be something else. The branding. Like we saw with the music-centric Boom J7, this new Tecno smartphone will shift focus to photography. The camera on this device will take centre-stage. As the image below shows, it will be an 8 megapixel camera at the back with dual LED flash but there should be more to set it apart. And no, that’s not an OPPO-style rotating camera.


Anything else we know about it? One more detail: it will be a new product range. We’ve seen the low end H and Y series and the mid to high end Phantom series but our source promises that this is something new. Just like the Boom J7 heralded a new beginning, this camera-centric device will also belong to its own class. At least as far as Tecno devices are concerned. It will also run on the latest Android 5 Lollipop.

We’ll update you with more details as we get them.