Built For Speed: TECNO F1 is the First Android 8.0 Go Edition Smartphone in Africa

Tecno F1 in Nigeria

TECNO F1 is a budget-friendly smartphone announced by TECNO alongside the Camon X during their Global Launch Event in Lagos, Nigeria. The device comes loaded with latest Android 8.0 Oreo Go Edition.

The Android Oreo (Go edition) was developed specifically for entry-level smartphones and comes pre-installed with stripped down, ‘offline-first’ versions of popular Google apps such as YouTube Go, Gmail Go and other apps. These apps can be downloaded from play store below.

The TECNO F1 Comes with front and back LED flash to brighten every photo you wish to take. Without further ado, meet the TECNO F1.

Tecno f1

Where To Buy TECNO F1?

Jumia Nigeria – See Offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers | Jumia Ghana – See Offers

Tecno F1 Key Specs and Features

・5-inch FWVGA IPS capacitive touchscreen, 854 x 480 pixels
・Android 8.0 Oreo Go with 512MB RAM
・Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek Processor
・8GB built-in storage and memory card support up to 32GB
・5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera
・2000mAh removable Li-Ion Battery

DESIGN

It Sports a removable and colourful Plastic cover that lacks specific features. It’s obvious it has no fingerprint scanner just by looking at the body. The rear camera and LED flash are placed in the same position just like the Camon X and X Pro.

Tecno F1 in Nigeria

It comes in four beautiful colours to suit your style and personality. There’s Champagne Gold, Ice Blue, Dark Blue and Elegant Black. The affordable smartphone measures 9.7mm in thickness, enabling a perfect grip for users.

DISPLAY

From the front, it looks like most TECNO budget smartphones. Coming with the usual top and bottom bezel, while the narrow bezel is almost non-existent. Typical of what we see in their W budget series.

The top bezel houses the speaker grille, selfie camera and front LED flash, while the bottom has navigation buttons. The 5-inch FWVGA IPS capacitive touchscreen should display your games and movies pretty nicely with 854 x 480 pixels in resolution.

HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

The TECNO F1 is built for speed according to the company, housing a MediaTek chip with a 4-core processor and 32-bit CPU architecture. The Quad-core processor reaches a speed of 1.3GHz with 28nm process technology for a smooth ride.

Multitasking light apps with its 512MB of RAM space, which shouldn’t be a problem since it runs on Android 8.0 Oreo Go Edition out of the box. The operating system comes with pre-installed with highly optimized apps like Facebook Lite and YouTube Go. While for storage, there’s 8GB space which is upgradeable up to 32GB.

CAMERA

The 5MP rear camera comes with a dual-LED flash for night photographs. The AF camera has lots of features to take quality photos in low light areas. The 2MP selfie camera comes with a naturally soft LED flash as well for natural selfies even in low light environments.

BATTERY

The TECNO F1 is powered by a removable Li-Ion 2000mAh battery with fast no charging technology.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

Tecno F1 is not yet available in Shopping stores but should retail between $49 to $59, that’s about (N15,000 – N20,000).

FULL SPECIFICATION OF TECNO F1

LAUNCH
・Announced: March 2018
・Status: Coming soon. April 2018

NETWORK
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA
・3G Support: Yes
・4G Support: No
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes

DESIGN
・Material Type: Plastic
・Dimensions: 145 x 74.2 x 9.7mm
・Colour: Champagne Gold, Ice Blue, Dark Blue, Elegant Black
・Weight: –

DISPLAY
・Screen Type: FWVGA IPS capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 5-inch
・Resolution: 854 x 480 pixels
・Pixel Density: –
・Screen to Body Ratio: –

SOFTWARE
・Operating system: Android 8.0 GO
・Processor: Quad-core 1.3GHz
・Chipset type: MediaTek
・Graphics Processing Unit: Mali

STORAGE
・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 32GB
・Internal storage: 8GB
・RAM: 512MB

CAMERA
・Back Camera: 5MP
・Front Camera: 2MP
・Back Flash: Yes, dual-LED
・Front Flash: Yes

FEATURES
・Wifi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: No
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope
・USB: type 2.0
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

BATTERY
・Capacity: 2000mAh
・Type: Li-Ion
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: No

Posted by Joseph Young

Africa's most sought-after Mobile Reporter.

4 comments

  1. Android Oreo (Go edition) starts from 8.1 not 8.0. Also there’s no Facebook Go, it is Facebook Lite. Only the lightweight Google apps are termed as Go. Please fix them in the article.

    • LOL, A lot of people still buys this type of phone honestly, People buying a phone for the first time can afford those high specs devices, hence the reason for this type of phone that cost around $50

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