Chinese manufacturer Transsion Holdings launched five smartphones named Tecno i3, Tecno i3 Pro, Tecno i5, Tecno i5 Pro and Tecno i7 in India under the branding of Tecno, a subsidiary of Transsion Holdings. The cheapest of the bunch Tecno i3 costs Rs. 7,990 and the expensive model Tecno i7 costs Rs. 14,990.
“India is our top priority market across the group and the 58 countries that we operate in, including the Middle East and Africa,” Transsion Holdings Vice-president Arif Chowdhury told PTI.
Bearing Tecno i7 rest of the devices will go on sale in selected states starting from 19th April. Tecno i7 will be available for purchase in May.
Tecno i3 Specifications
It is selling for Rs. 7,990. It sports a 5-inch IPS LCD HD (720×1280 pixels) display. The device is powered by a MediaTek MT6737 that consists of 1.1GHz quad-core CPU and ARM Mali-T720 GPU. It packs 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage with an option to expand the storage via microSD card upto 32GB. On the camera front, it features 8MP camera on the back and 8MP camera on the front. A 3050 mAh battery fuels the device.
Tecno i3 Pro Specifications
i3 Pro comes with 3GB RAM and fingerprint sensor. Other specifications are same as its sibling i3. It is priced at Rs. 9,990.
Tecno i5 Specifications
It comes with a 5.5-inch IPS LCD HD (720×1280 pixels) display panel. Under the hood, it is powered by a MediaTek MT6737T that comprises of quad-core 1.1GHz CPU and ARM Mali-T720 GPU clocked at 600MHz. It offers 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage that can be expanded via microSD card upto 32GB. It houses 13MP camera on the back and 8MP camera on the front.
The device is backed by a 4000 mAh battery with Rocket charging support. It houses an anti-oil fingerprint sensor. It is priced at Rs. 11,490.
Tecno i5 Pro Specifications
While most specifications match that of the Tecno i5, the i5 Pro comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM. It is priced at Rs. 12,990.
Tecno i7 Specifications
It boasts a 5.5-inch LTPS Full HD (1080×1920 pixels) panel with a pixel density of 267ppi. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 that consists of octa-core 1.5GHz CPU alongside ARM Mali-T860 GPU. In the memory segment, it includes 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage that can be expanded via microSD card upto 32GB. It features a 13MP camera on the back and 16MP camera on the front. A 4000 mAh battery fuels this device. It is priced at Rs. 14,990.
All these devices come with VoLTE support out-of-the-box. Also, these handsets come with 100 days replacement and one-time screen replacement warranty.
The company is also mulling to start its own manufacturing plant in India. It seems Chinese manufacturers are vying to gain a stranglehold on the second largest smartphone market India.