TECNO Spark CM is the first bezel-less Spark smartphone to grace us this year. The device was first announced in March and is now available in India and South America and other Asian countries. It bears a close resemblance to the Camon CM from the front with its 18:9 aspect ratio screen as that it has an 8MP front-facing camera while the Camon CM has 13MP.
This is the fourth TECNO smartphone with the full view display released this year. It’s really a new view for TECNO as the Camon CM, Camon X and X Pro all have an amazing bezel-less screen. Do you want to know more about the TECNO Spark CM? Then stay with me.
TECNO Spark CM Key Specs and Features
・5.7-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels
・Android 7.0 Nougat with 2GB RAM
・Quad-core 1.25GHz MediaTek MT6737
・16GB built-in storage and memory card support up to 128GB
・13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
・3050mAh non-removable Li-Po Battery
Looks identical to the Camon CM but there’s a slight difference if you look closely. The vertically placed rear camera and LED flash sits in a vertical foundation this time around, just like the iPhone X.
There’s a rear fingerprint scanner at the usual position as well. Overall, it looks sleek and weighs less, measuring just 7.75 mm in thickness and weighing 172g. Sports curved edges and available in only Champagne and Black colours.
So finally, the Spark series gets their first ever bezel-less smartphone, and its the Spark CM. Adopting the Camon CM name and exact screen size and features, such a stealer. Watching movies and playing games on this baby would simply be out of this world.
The 5.7-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen has a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and 282 pixels per inch density for clear visuals and sharp detail. The screen stretches up to 77% screen to body ratio which is amazing for a Spark smartphone from TECNO.
HARDWARE and SOFTWARE
The brain behind the device is the MediaTek MT6737H chipset with 4-cores processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The Quad-core processor reaches a disappointing speed of just 1.25GHz with 28nm process technology. In the graphics department, the ARM Mali-T720 MP2 graphics processor handles everything.
Ships with the standard 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage space. The RAM space should be enough for multitasking with a memory speed of 640MHz. While the internal storage space can be upgraded up to 128GB using a memory card. The TECNO Spark CM runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with HiOS 2.0 skin.
The 13MP at the rear has f/2.0 aperture and 5P Lens for clear and sharp images. The camera has a quad-LED flash and other quality features capturing photographs with 4160 x 3120 pixels in dimension. Features on the camera include face detection, Geotagging, HDR, ISO settings, Manual focus, Optical zoom, Panorama, Scene mode, Self-timer and others. While the 8MP selfie camera has a front LED flash as well for night selfies and video calls.
The TECNO Spark CM is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 3050mAh battery with no fast charging technology.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Tecno Spark CM is available in India with a starting price of around $129
FULL SPECIFICATION OF TECNO SPARK CM
・Announced: March, 2018
・Status: Available. April, 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: Yes
・4G Support: Yes
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes
・Material Type: Metal + Plastic
・Dimensions: 152.2 x 71.7 x 7.75 mm
・Colour: Black, Champagne
・Screen Type: HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
・Pixel Density: 292
・Screen to Body Ratio: 77%
・Operating system: Android 7.0 Nougat
・Processor: Quad-core 1.25GHz
・Chipset type: Mediatek MT6737H
・Graphics Processing Unit: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 128GB
・Internal storage: 16GB
・Back Camera: 13MP
・Front Camera: 8MP
・Back Flash: Yes, quad-LED
・Front Flash: Yes
・Wifi Hotspot: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope
・USB: type 2.0
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: No