Tecno Spark 2 Launched With Android Go and Facial Recognition




Do you remember Tecno Spark K7?
That best selling smartphone that rocked the market in 2017?
Guess what? It has a successor!!
Meet the new Tecno Spark 2



Tecno Spark 2 has been launched as the successor to last year’s edition and going by the specs and new features , we can say it is a worthy successor. The spark 2 comes with improvement in key areas such as display and aesthetics , security and battery capacity.
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Tecno Spark 2 Specs :
Display:  6-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 720 pixels
Software: Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition
Processor:  Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580WP
Memory:  1GB RAM , 16GB ROM
Camera: 8MP Front – 13MP Back
Battery: 3500mAh
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What’s New On The Spark 2? :
Bigger display , More Pixels :
The new Spark 2 comes with a 6-inch display which is .5 inches bigger than last year’s edition (Spark K7 had 5.5 inches). As you would expect , the screen has a higher resolution @1440 x 720 pixels , which should display sharper images.

Spark 2 Colors


Beautiful Aesthetics , Bezel less Display : 
One of the biggest and most noticeable change is the full view , 18:9 aspect ratio display which gives a cleaner , more attractive look. Hands-on , it makes the phone feel slim and tall.
Another noticeable change is the camera placement at the back. It is cleaner and the LED flash is separate from the camera lens , unlike the K7 where the lens and led flash are housed together.

Spark 2 Display

The body is made of plastic which is not a surprise considering the fact it costs just #36,200.
Face Recognition Unlock (Face ID) :
Tired of using your fingerprint scanner all the time? The Face recognition software on the new Spark 2 will allow you unlock your smartphone using your face.

Android Oreo GO Operating System : 

The Tecno Spark 2 runs on a special edition of Android 8.1 Oreo called “Android Go”.
Android Go is an optimized version of Android operating system designed to work on low-entry smartphones , especially smartphones with 512MB and 1GB RAM. It is built to provide efficiency by optimizing the performance , apps and storage so even with 1GB RAM or less , you can still enjoy using the smartphone. You can learn more here.

Improved Battery :
Power users will love the 3500mAh battery on the Spark 2 , which should last up to 12 hours on moderate consumption.

Low RAM and Internal Storage :

One area TECNO didn’t improve on is the RAM and Internal storage of Spark 2. It comes with 1GB RAM which , considering it is 2018 and how far smartphone tech has gone , is too small for a device ; albeit a budget phone.

For storage , the spark 2 has 16GB in-built storage which if you consider the OS and pre-installed apps , leaves the user with just 11GB left. This is however remedied by the availability of a dedicated external SD card slot.

No 4G LTE :

As with its predecessor , the Spark 2 does not support 4G LTE Network. So if you’re looking for a smartphone with 4G capability , you might want to look elsewhere.
It is a fingerprint magnet :
Remember i told you the Spark 2 has a plastic body , yeah?

Well , get ready to have your fingerprint all over your phone when you hold it , because the Tecno Spark 2 is a fingerprint magnet. Not that its a big deal but it will make you consider buying a phone case.
Not to worry though , the spark 2 ships with a free phone case. How nice!
Spark K7 Vs Spark 2
We compare the Spark K7 vs Spark 2

 TECNO SPARK K7 TECNO SPARK 2

Display 5.5-inch HD 
(1280 x 720px) 6-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 720 pixels
Body Plastic Plastic , Full view 18:9 aspect ratio
Internal Storage : 16GB 16GB
RAM : 1GB / 2GB 1GB
Front Camera : 5MP with flash 5MP with flash
Back Camera 13MP with flash 13MP with flash
Battery 3000mAh 3500mAh
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat Android 8.0 Oreo (Go edition)
4G LTE No No
Pricing & Availability
The Spark 2 will be available in online and offline retail stores across the country at an official price of #36,200. Note that price may vary with each store.

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Full Specifications Of The SPARK 2
Tecno Spark 2

GENERAL INFORMATION
Announced: June 2018 
Available: Yes
SIM: Dual SIM
Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
Price : #36,200
Security : Fingerprint (rear-mounted)  , Face Recognition Unlock.

NETWORK


Technology: GSM/ HSPA/ LTE

BODY AND DISPLAY

Type: HD+ display
Size: 6 inches
Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
Dimensions: –
Weight: 156 g
Colours: –

HARDWARE


Chipset: Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580
Processor Speed: 1.3Ghz
CPU: Quad-core
GPU: –

CONNECTIVITY


WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth Profiles: –
GPS: Yes
USB: Yes
USB-OTG : –
Headphone jack : Yes
FM Radio: Yes

MEMORY


RAM: 1GB
Internal Storage: 16GB
External Storage: Yes ,microSD (dedicated slot)

CAMERA


Rear Camera: 13 MP
Rear Flash: Yes,
Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Front Camera: 5MP
Front Flash: Yes, LED flash

BATTERY


Capacity: 3500 mAh
Type: Li-Ion
Features: –
Fast Charging: –
Standby Time: N/A
Talk Time: N/A
Music Playback: N/A

OTHERS


G-sensor
Light Sensor
E-Compass
Proximity Sensor
Accelerometer
Gyro
Proximity
Compass
Barometer
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 What are your thoughts on the Tecno Spark 2 ? Leave your comments below.

Tecno Spark 2 Launched With Android Go and Facial Recognition Tecno Spark 2 Launched With Android Go and Facial Recognition Reviewed by Dom Maxino on July 09, 2018 Rating: 5

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