belated. Tecno Spark 9T is an inexpensive smartphone for Africa (+first reviews)

Formally, the smartphone Tecno Spark 9T has already been announcednot only in narrow African circles, but even globally. In fact, something is not visible outside the Black Continent yet. At the end of the news you will find the first few video reviews. Please note that they are all in English with an African accent. However, not the worst accent.

The smartphone is actually quite modest. The chipset is the MediaTek Helio G37, which is essentially a cosmetic upgrade to the 2018 MediaTek Helio P35 chip. In AnTuTu we are waiting for 120-130 thousand points.

Memory. Relatively modest 4 GB of RAM. Permanent memory - 64 or 128 GB. There is support for memory cards, a separate tray.

Despite the outright budget of the device, the screen is equipped with a slightly increased (up to 90 Hz) refresh rate. Standard dimensions - 6.6 ″ (105 cm²), low resolution - 720 × 1612 (267 ppi).

Everything is fine with the battery. Classic 5000 mAh. There is no fast charging, only 10 watts.

Suddenly a very decent front camera, already32 MP. And there are a lot of megapixels, and reviewers praise her. At the same time, a set of three rear cameras is dismal to the point of disgrace - 13 + 2 + 0.08 MP (main camera, depth sensor, proprietary AI Lens).

The fingerprint scanner is located on the side. There are no NFC modules. But there is Type-C. Whether the fifth Wi-Fi is not specified. Rather yes than no.

The price of Tecno Spark 9T is quite humane. ₦78,300 (₽10,200, $193) and ₦88,000 (₽11,500, $217) at launch in Nigeria for the 4+64 and 4+128 GB versions, respectively.

First reviews of Tecno Spark 9T

Main characteristics of Tecno Spark 9T:

ScreenS-IPS, 6.6″, 720 × 1612, 267 ppi, 105 cm², 90 Hz, touch, capacitive, multi-touch
IronMediaTek Helio G37
4 x Cortex-A53, 4 x Cortex-A53, PowerVR GE8320
Memory RAM 4 GB, ROM 64-128 GB, Micro-SD, separate slot
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile networksLTE
Battery Li-Pol, 5000 mAh, charging 10.00 W
Dimensions164.27 x 75.55 x 8.65 mm
Rear Camera: Triple, Flash, Auto Focus

- 13 MP, f/1.85, 78°

- 2 MP, depth sensor, f / 2.4, 89 °

- 0.08 MP, f/2.0, 40°, AI Lens
front camera: 32 MP, no flash, no autofocus
Navigation GPS
OS Android 12, HiOS 8.6.0
Sensors Accelerometer, Approach, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner (Side)
USBType-C v2.0

George Kiselyov