Less than a year after the release of the TECNO Spark 4, the company has unveiled its successor. The new Spark 5 retains the Dot-in display of its predecessor as well as an 8MP selfie camera. The battery capacity also got bigger.
In this article, we’ll be reviewing the specs and price of this new smartphone.
Let’s see if it is a worthy upgrade.
TECNO Spark 5
TECNO Spark 5 is the upgraded version of last year’s Spark 4. The device comes with a 6.6-inch display, 720 x 1600 pixels resolution, runs on Google Android 10 and is powered by the Mediatek Helio A22 SoC which is clocked at 2.0GHz with PowerVR GE8320 GPU.
Design and Display
The Spark smartphone comes in elaborate textural curves and fantastic gradient colour choices. The overall design is eye-catching and easily draws one’s attention. It is a spotlight device which is totally awesome. The body colour options are Misty Grey, Vacation Blue, Ice Jadeite and Spark Orange.
Enjoy an immersive, brighter and wider visual experience with the 6.6-inch Dot-in display. It features a 720 x 1600 pixels resolution, 480nits brightness, 3D body radian and 90.2% screen-to-body ratio.
Hardware and Software
Under the hood is the Octa-core Mediatek Helio A22 SoC which is clocked at 2.0GHz and paired with PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The chipset is entwined with a 2GB RAM for smooth performance and a 32GB ROM for storing your favourite photos, videos and important files.
The TECNO Spark 5 comes with improved OS performance and user experience thanks to the HiOS 6.1 skin which is based on Android 10 operating system. The dark theme helps to save energy which effectively extends battery life and also reduce the screen’s irritation to the eyes.
Camera and Battery
TECNO Mobile promises clear and bright photography with the Spark 5 as it features a brand-new algorithm AI Camera 3.0 system. The rear module consists of a 13MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture which enables a more natural and high clear photo, a 2MP macro camera for a close-up shot, a 2MP depth camera with AI bokeh effect and a QVGA for low-light
Other notable features include AI Scene Detection (capable of detecting up to 10 different scenes at the same time), AI HDR, and AI optimization. Upfront, the Spark 5 is loaded with an 8MP AI selfie camera and dual-LED flash. The camera features a fully developed facial algorithm, and portrait HDR.
Enjoy great power life with the 5,000 mAh battery capacity. The phone also supports a smart power-saving system which ensures it is juiced up to serve your daily work and life.
Price and Availability
The official sale date of the TECNO Spark 5 is yet to be announced. In Ghana, the smartphone is available for pre-order at GHS 720 which translate to about $125.
That means in Nigeria, the Spark 5 is expected to retail for around N42,000 when it finally launches.
TECNO Spark 5 Specs
- Announced: May 2020
- Status: Exp. release May 2020
- Dimension: 164.7 x 76.3 x 8.75 mm
- Weight: –
- Build: Front glass with a polycarbonate unibody
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Screen Display: IPS LCD
- Screen Size: 6.6-inch
- Resolution: 720 x 1600
- Aspect Ratio: 20: 9
- Display Protection: 2D
- Notch: No
- Touchscreen: Yes
- Operating System: Android 10
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio A22
- CPU: 2.0GHz Octa-core
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320 GPU
- RAM: 2GB
- Built-in Storage Capacity: 32GB
- Card Slot: Yes
- Camera Type: Quad
- Camera Sensor: 13MP + 2MP + 2MP + AI lens
- Camera Features: HDR, Scene Detection, Portrait mode
- Video Resolution: 1080P
- LED Flash: quad-LED
- Camera Type: Single
- Camera Sensor(s): 8MP
- Camera Features: Beauty mode
- Video Resolution: 720P
- LED Flash: dual-LED
- Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE
- USB: microUSB 2.0
- Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
- FM Radio: FM radio
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
- NFC: No
- Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- 4G Network Bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 38, 40, 41
- 3G Network Bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
- 2G Network Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
- EDGE: Yes
- GPRS: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Speaker Location: Bottom
- Sound Enhancement Features: Yes
- Audio Jack Type: Yes
- Battery Capacity: 5,000 mAh battery
- Wireless Charging: No
- Fast Charging: Yes
- Colour Options: Ice Jadeite, Spark Orange, Vacation Blue, Misty Grey
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, G-sensor, Ambient light sensor