Tecno kicks off the year with the new Tecno Spark Go Plus. The newly launched Spark Go Plus is indeed an addition to the Spark sub-brand, although it was launched in India which is likely to change name while going global. Tecno Spark Go Plus offers a 6.52-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop-style notch, a rear fingerprint sensor, and has 8-megapixel selfie and rear cameras.
It should have been an upgrade, but it seems to be a wasted effort all together from Tecno. The Tecno Spark Go Plus suppose to be high-end variant of the previous launched Tecno spark Go but the specification is trash with a difference of Battery Capacity. Everybody have been expecting something more unique especially when it comes to processor and inbuilt storage, but it later ended up being coupled with MediaTek Helio A22 and a 2GB RAM/ 32GB internal storage — Goddamit.
Display: 6.52-inch ((720x1600)
Processor: MediaTek Helio A22
Front Camera: 8MP
Rear Camera: 8MP
Battery Capacity: 4000mAh
OS: Android 9 Pie
Release Date: 9th January 2020
Display & Design
The dual-SIM (Nano+Nano) features a 6.52-inch HD+ (720×1600 pixels) display with 89.5 percent screen ratio, 480 nits brightness, and 20:9 aspect ratio. It measures about 166.7×75.8×8.4mm.
Software & Hardware
Tecno Spark Go Plus runs on Android Pie (Go Edition)-based HIOS 5.5.2 software and is powered by the 2GHz MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core SoC paired with 2GB RAM. It comes with 32GB of built-in storage capacity, with the option to expand further using a microSD card slow (up to 128GB). The smartphone packs a 4,000mAh battery, and the company touts that it can last up to six hours of video playback, 110 hours of music playback, 6.9 hours of gaming, 5.7 hours of browsing, 26 hours of talk time, and 343 hours of standby time.
Tecno Spark Go Plus Camera
It has an 8-megapixel AI rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual flash and offers features like bokeh effect and AI beauty mode.
Up front, the phone sports an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture as well, an 81-degree viewing angle and a single flash support. Features of front Camera include adjustable flashlight brightness, portrait mode, and AI beauty mode.
Sensors & Connectivity
Connectivity options include Dual LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor and rear fingerprint sensor. Also, the phone also supports Face Unlock.
Tecno Spark Go Plus Specifications
Model: Spark Go Plus
Release date: 9th January 2020
Form factor: Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm): 166.70 x 75.80 x 8.40
Battery capacity (mAh): 4000
Colours: Hillier Purple, Vacation Blue
Screen size (inches): 6.52
Resolution: 720×1600 pixels
Aspect ratio: 20:9
Processor: 2GHz quad-core
Processor make: MediaTek Helio A22 (MT6761)
Internal storage: 32GB
Expandable storage type: microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB): 128
Dedicated microSD slot: Yes
Rear camera: 8-megapixel (f/2.0)
Rear flash: Dual LED
Front camera: 8-megapixel (f/2.0)
Front flash: Yes
Operating system: Android 9 Pie
Skin: HiOS 5.5.2
Bluetooth: Yes, v 4.20
Number of SIMs: 2
SIM Type: Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE: Yes
Face unlock: Yes
Fingerprint sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Tecno Spark Go Plus Price, Availability
The Tecno Spark Go Plus is priced in India at Rs. 6,299 (roughly N31,000) and comes in a single 2GB RAM + 32GB storage option. The phone will go on sale via 35,000 retail touchpoints across India staring today.
Launch offers include a free Bluetooth earpiece worth Rs. 799 (roughly N4,000), one-time screen replacement, one month extended warranty, and three months of Ganaa Plus subscription worth Rs. 297 (roughly N1,500) for free.