Tecno Spark Plus K9

Coming as an entry-level smartphone, Tecno Spark Plus K9 is news worthy and surely a good contender in the low-end category of Android phones.

The Spark Plus K9 didn’t come alone, it was accompanied by Tecno Spark K7 which has lower price tag and lower features compared to its senior counterpart in the new ‘Spark’ series of phone from Tecno.

Both the Tecno Spark K7 and Spark Plus K9 are low-end devices with some reputable features and a quite attractive body design, though the design concept might have been drawn from the iPhone 7 device. Going by the Spark Plus K9’s spec sheet we have;

Key Specs of Tecno Spark Plus K9

  • OS: HiOS 2.0 Based on Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Screen Size : 6.0 Inches HD IPS screen
  • Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Processor Type: 1.5 GHz Octa-core CPU
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB.
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 32 GB
  • Back / Rear Camera: 13MP camera & single LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 5MP with flash
  • Back-placed Fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: 3,400 mAh Non-Removable

Tecno Spark Plus K9 Features Overview

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The Tecno K9 uses a wide angle display size of 6.0 inches, it has a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels which is quite unimpressive for a smartphone of that screen size. Display output will be somewhat below par.

Under the hood is a 16 GB internal storage space and 2 GB RAM to to give you a lag-free phone usage. The RAM is supported by a Mediatek chipset and 1.5 GHz Octa-core processor. Note: the Tecno K7 has 1GB RAM and a 1.3 GHz processor.

The phones internal storage can be expanded to upto 32 GB with an SD card. Tecno Spark Plus K9 comes running on  Tecno’s HiOS 2.0 which is customized based of Android 7.0 Nougat.

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The Tecno K9 uses a 13 megapixel primary camera with single LED flash, upfront is a 5 megapixel camera for selfies and video call purposes. The front camera also has a single LED flash to enhance image quality in darker conditions.

Tecno Spark Plus K9 is parked with a 3,400 mAh of battery juice, though not one of the best we’ve seen, the battery capacity is quite sufficient and will deliver good talk time and stand by time.

The Spark Plus K9 is dual SIM based and supports 4G network option, a fingerprint scanner is well positioned at the back of the device, providing for a more secured and faster phone unlock system. It’s body design is quite attractive, the device is available in Phantom Black, Metallic Red, Champagne Gold, Coral Blue colors.

Tecno Spark K9 price in Nigeria is expected to start some where around 36,000 Naira to 40,000 Naira (which is about 120 USD) when it becomes officially available for purchase, we will keep you posted when it does so stay tuned here.

Othe Phones to consider

Speaking of other phones to consider, the Infinix Note Pro will be great alternative; it has a better display resolution, bigger RAM and battery. The Camon CX will be a great choice as well if you need a device with outstanding front and back cameras.

If you happen to be tight on budget, consider Itel S31, Infinix Smart, Gretel A9, and the Spark K7. They are all budget-friendly with nice features to compliment.

Detailed Specs of the Tecno Spark Plus K9 Below:

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 900 / 2100
4G NetworkYES LTE
StatusComing Soon. Expected: August 2017
Dimensions 162 x 82.6 x 7.5 Weight: about 115g
ColorsPhantom Black, Metallic Red, Champagne Gold, Coral Blue colors
CoverMetal (unconfirmed)
Type LCD HD IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colors
Size6.0 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels, 254 pixels per inch
Memory And OS
Card slotMicroSD, up to 32GB
OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat With HiOS 2.0
Processors1.5 GHz Octa-core Cortex CPU

MediaTek chipset and MaliT720 GPU

Alert typesVibration, MP3 ringtones
Audio port3.5mm jack
2GGPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 21.2 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink
WIFIWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
BluetoothVersion 4.2, A2DP
USBMicroUSB v2.0
Primary13MP, up to 3264×2448-pixel pictures, HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, face detection, HDR camera with single LED flash
Secondary5MP Camera with LED flash
Capacity3400 mAh Li-Po battery (non removable)
Stand-by NA
Talk time NA
Music play
Other Features
SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Light and Fingerprint sensor
MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Miscellaneous-MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
– FM Radio
– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– Document viewer/editor
– Preloaded applications
– Facebook, Opera Mini, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, etc.
Price levelAbout 36,000 naira – 40,000 naira  (120 USD)

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