HiOS 8.6: Release Date, Features, and Eligible Devices

Tecno Mobile has officially released its new HiOS 8.6 interface based on the Android 12 operating system. The new interface introduces a new Smart life, System performance, and upgrade to Tecno phones.

Like every smartphone brand, Tecno has its own HiOS skin which is based on Android OS. Every year, we saw the release of a new operating system and this year’s Android 12 is probably the most exciting because of its new design changes, improvements, and features.

The HiOS 8.6 brings in a new design concept of “lightness, technology, trust, and purity”, which introduces a lighter virtual interface to make the system full of flexibility, elasticity, and quality. The new HiOS skin is a continuation of Tecno’s fluid and brand aesthetics, plus it brings in rich features, strong performance, and customisable design.

In this article, we’ll look at the HiOS 8.6 release date, features, and the eligible Tecno devices that’ll receive Android 12-based HiOS 8.6.

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HiOS 8.6 Release Date

The HiOS 8.6 was officially released worldwide on June 8, 2022, in what Tecno tagged as “Explore Ahead Experience Ahead”. This comes a few months after the Android 12 release and global rollout, so we think the delay was to blend in more features that’ll make the Tecno HiOS skin exceptional.

HiOS 8.6 Features

Tecno HiOS 8.6 Features

The Google Android 12 is indeed a special OS as it brings enticing features and customisation options to take the operating system to a new level. Fortunately, Tecno has blended its HiOS interface to fit in perfectly with Android 12 OS.

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The new HiOS 8.6 skin introduces immersive themes, enriching app icons, and refreshed animation effects that fuel the creativity in Tecno phone users. From everyday use like a phone calls, messaging, browsing the internet, to playing games, you’ll experience the new greatness in the new Tecno HiOS interface.

So let’s see what powerful features the HiOS 8.6 has.

Smart Scenes

Smart Scenes is an alarm-like feature that reminds you of important dates like your birthday or that of a relative that’s so important to you. However, it doesn’t end here as Smart scenes keep you in the tab of your business trips and meetings.

The benefit of Smart scenes on the new HiOS interface is that you won’t have to manually set reminders. What’s more, the Smart Scenes feature automatically learn your phone habits and intelligently applies them to enhance your user experience. It’s our pick for the best feature of HiOS 8.6 skin.

Camera Pro Mode

HiOS 8.6 has further enhanced the photo creativity on the new Camon 19 Pro device with a camera pro mode. This professional mode added to the Camon series camera will give the user a one-on-one experience with Tecno’s smart photography.

The user will have total control over camera settings like Exposure, White Balance, ISO, etc. A professional camera experience is what every photography lover will love to have on his smartphone.

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RAM Extension

Before now, many phone brands like Xiaomi and Oppo already provided the RAM extension feature on their MIUI and ColorOS interface respectively. However, Tecno seems to have woken up by adding an option to create more RAM space in the HiOS 8.6 as it was seen on Camon 19 Neo.

This new feature will eliminate the problem of lagging while playing games or constant slow down in opening multiple apps. It’ll rather introduce faster app processing and smartphone experience. This feature allows users to extend the RAM size of their device up to 8GB or 6GB depending on the initial RAM size.

Photo to Video

Photo freaks will have more reason to love Tecno phones with the introduction of the photo to video feature that allows the user to seamlessly combine his or her favourite photos into a single video.

To convert your photo to video on your Tecno device, just go to your phone’s gallery, select the pictures of your choice, pick a temperate, and click convert. High-end Tecno phones will have the option of adding their preferred music to the video.

HiOS 8.6
HiOS 8.6 Eligible Devices

HiOS 8.6 Eligible Devices

Fortunately, a lot of Tecno flagship phones will be getting the HiOS 8.6 unlike before. The Tecno Phantom X and the Camon 18 Premier have been confirmed to get the update, while there’s already an Android 12 Beta variant on the Camon 17, which automatically means it’ll eventually receive the stable version.

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Meanwhile, you should know that all Tecno phones that are running on Android 12 will surely receive the latest HiOS interface, so there’s a guarantee on that.

With these, only a few Tecno phones are likely to get the update and below is a list of those that are guaranteed to get the update.

However, in our unbiased opinion, we felt that some devices deserve to get the Android 12-based HiOS 8.6 since they’re not that outdated. Some of them include:

  • Tecno Pouvoir 5
  • Tecno Spark 7 Pro
  • Tecno Spark 7P
  • Tecno Spark 7
  • Tecno Camon 16 Premier
  • Tecno Camon 16 Pro
  • Tecno Camon 16

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