TECNO F1 is the First Android 8.0 Go Edition Smartphone in Africa
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 the 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.
- Google Go
- Google Assistant Go
- YouTube Go
- Google Maps Go
- Gmail Go
- Gboard Go
- Google Play Store
- Files Go
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 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
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.
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.
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.
TECNO F1 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.
The TECNO F1 is powered by a removable Li-Ion 2000mAh battery with fast no charging technology.
TECNO F1 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).
TECNO F1 FULL SPECIFICATIONS
- Announced: March 2018
- Status: Coming soon. April 2018
- Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA’
- 3G Support: Yes
- 4G Support: No
- Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
- Dual SIM Support: Yes
- Material Type: Plastic
- Dimensions: 145 x 74.2 x 9.7mm
- Colour: Champagne Gold, Ice Blue, Dark Blue, Elegant Black
- Weight: N/A
- Screen Type: FWVGA IPS capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 5-inch
- Resolution: 854 x 480 pixels
- Pixel Density: –
- Screen to Body Ratio: –
- Operating system: Android 8.0 GO
- Processor: Quad-core 1.3GHz
- Chipset Type: MediaTek
- Graphics Processing Unit: Mali
- Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 32GB
- Internal storage: 8GB
- RAM: 512MB
- Back Camera: 5MP
- Front Camera: 2MP
- Back Flash: Yes, dual-LED
- Front Flash: Yes
- 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
- Capacity: 2000mAh
- Type: Li-Ion
- Standby Time: –
- Talktime: –
- Fast Charging: No