Is Tecno making a competitor for the Infinix Smart and ending the Boom series in the process?

Just the other day, Infinix went back to its roots and released a truly budget friendly smartphone, the Infinix Smart. It only costs KES 7,999 at Jumia yet packs premium features such as dual front facing stereo speakers, latest Android update and great battery life. It seems the Infinix Smart had Tecno spooked and they are now gearing to launch a competitor, meet the Tecno Spark. (Note the resemblance- smart/spark? )

The Infinix Smart; notice the top and bottom front facing speakers

According to leaked information, Tecno will release two versions of the Spark, the K7 and the K9 Plus.  Now that the Infinix Smart’s headlining feature is the Dirac front facing stereo speakers, the Tecno Spark might follow this music oriented route too. Which brings us to the Boom Series; right from the name, the series was made for music lovers, but Tecno is yet to release a follow up of the Boom J8 more than one year after its launch. Many are speculating that the Spark will take over where Boom series left off. The only difference is that the upcoming Spark series will keep specifications minimal in order to maintain a price tag that is low enough to entice the budget conscious customers. The leaked information stated that the price will be below KES 10,000.

The leaked Tecno Spark

For that amount, you will get a K7 that comes with:

  • 5 inch HD Display
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 13MP Rear camera
  • 5MP selfie camera
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Metallic body

The bigger brother K9 Plus will have the following specs

  • 6 HD Dsiplay
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 13MP Rear camera
  • 5MP selfie camera
  • 3,400mAh battery
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Metallic body

*The differences are highlighted in bold

Tecno Spark teaser

The presence of a fingerprint sensor and a metallic body construction puts the Tecno Spark a notch above the Infinix Smart. Will those two enough features be enough to sway customers to pay KES 2,000 more than the KES 7,999 of the Infinix Smart? Let’s wait and find out once this rumor pans out, if at all.

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