Tecno Spark 8 is now being offered in a new 4GB RAM variant in India. The new variant of the smartphone has some differences from the original Tecno Spark 8 handset that went official in September this year. The latest version packs a 6.56-inch display, 16-megapixel AI dual rear cameras, and is powered by the MediaTek Helio G25 gaming SoC. The new Tecno Spark 8 model also comes with support for the Indian language. Like other variants of Tecno Spark 8, the new variant can also be purchased in three color options.
Tecno Spark 8 price in India, availability
The price of Tecno Spark 8 in India has been set at Rs. 10,999 for the 4GB + 64GB storage variant. The phone is available for purchase in Atlantic Blue, Iris Purple and Turquoise Cyan color options.
The launch offers of the smartphone include a free Bluetooth earpiece worth Rs. 799 as well as a one-time screen replacement, the company announced through a press release.
In comparison, the Tecno Spark 8 2GB + 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 7,999 and the 3GB + 32GB storage variant sells for Rs. 9,299.
Tecno Spark 8 Specifications
The new Tecno Spark 8 variant comes with dual-SIM (Nano) support and runs on Android 11 (Go Edition) with HiOS v7.6 on top. It sports a 6.56-inch HD+ (720×1,612 pixels) dot notch display with 20.15:9 aspect ratio, 120Hz touch sampling rate and 480nits peak brightness. The pixel density of the display is 269ppi.
The Tecno Spark 8 4GB RAM variant is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G25 gaming SoC clocked at 2.0GHz, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. Storage can be expanded via microSD card. The company has packed the MediaTek Helio A25 SoC in the base 2GB RAM variant. The company claims that the HyperEngine technology present in the handset ensures good performance during gaming.
For optics, the latest version of the Tecno Spark 8 packs a dual rear camera setup, which is headlined by a 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.8 aperture. It is paired with AI lens and quad flashlight. Modes for the rear cameras include AI Beauty, Smile Shot, AI Portrait, HDR, AR Shot, Filters, Time-lapse, Panorama, Video Bokehand, Slow Motion and more.
For selfies, like the vanilla model, the new variant also packs an 8-megapixel shooter with dual front flash. It also supports wide selfie and AR shot modes.
Tecno Spark 8 comes with 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5, GPS, Micro-USB and 3.5mm headphone jack. It is also equipped with DTS stereo sound effects. The new Tecno Spark 8 variant comes with Indian Language Support feature which allows users to interact in select local languages.
Onboard sensors include accelerometer, ambient light sensor and proximity sensor. It also has a rear mounted fingerprint sensor.
The smartphone packs a 5,000mAh battery, which the company claims to provide up to 65 days of standby time. Tecno Spark 8 can offer up to 30 hours of calling and 144 hours of music playback. The dimensions of the phone are 164.82×76.05×9.2mm.