TECNO has seen a great rise in market share in the Africa region over the years. As of 2017, the smartphone maker came out in pole position and now, it aims to expand globally with the UAE serving as its hub. We have had a chance to look at its previous phones but today, the company has launched its third installment of the SPARK series, the camera focused SPARK 3 Pro.
AI-centric bright camera
The phone’s front 8MP camera with a front flash is one of the highlights of this device. The AI bright camera can adjust your face when taking selfies requiring no edits after it has been taken. To further enhance the experience, TECNO has also trained its camera software with facial studies. And with this information, the edits to your skin and facial features are as smart as possible.
With the preferred bio-metric authentication for many being face, the Spark 3 Pro also has that covered. It comes with a 240 feature point face tracking technology for more secure authentication compared to the regular 108 feature points that other manufacturers analyse. For the primary sensor, the phone brings a dual 13+2MP camera with 4 flash modules. This allows for HDR portraits and night shots using an algorithm for clearer low-light photos.
Hardware and software
TECNO’s Spark 3 Pro comes with a 6.2-inch panel and a thinner composite glass form factor that is easier to grip. The panel is a 19:9 type with an 88 per-cent screen to body ratio. There is a unique feature that comes with this display called the adjustable front flashlight specifically for video chat.
Running TECNO HiOS 4.6, the software is based on Android 9 Pie. The phone offers the flexibility of using gesture navigation and learns from the user’s habit for customized software experiences. Bundled within the software is a personal app feature that can let users hide an app of their choice. As for internal processing, the phone sports a MTK6761 chipset with 32GB storage and 2GB RAM. And for connectivity, the phone comes with 4G data speeds.
Pricing and availability
The TECNO SPARK 3 series will be available in black, nebula black, gold and red finishes priced at Dh449. JUMBO Electronics is the authorized distributor of the phone in the UAE.