Tecno is gradually improving its presence in the global mid-range market with the launch of the latest Spark 9 series. This comprises the high-end Spark 9 Pro that boasts of incredible design and now the all-around mid-range Spark 9t that has the necessary basic features that’ll keep you going. The new device dubbed Tecno Spark 9t is a decent high-performance smartphone for those who want to experience something new.
It boasts of an impressive 90Hz refresh rate with a low-end waterdrop notch at the top screen. If there’s one thing you won’t find attractive on the Spark 9t, that’s definitely the 13MP rear camera that’s too small for a 2022 handset. Apart from that, you’ll definitely enjoy cruising around on the MediaTek Helio G37 SoC chipset even though it’s poor when it comes to gaming.
This phone has an impressive 5000mAh battery but without any official fast charging support. The Tecno Spark 9t can as well be a good option for those who want an affordable mid-range phone. Though this phone doesn’t support the 5G network connectivity, you can still get a decent performance for your day-to-day browsing with the Android 12 version on top. Here are the rest of the Spark 9t features and price in Nigeria.
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Tecno Spark 9t Key Specifications
- Display: 6.6-inch IPS LCD, 90Hz
- Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels
- Processor: Mediatek Helio G37 SoC
- Front Camera: 32-megapixel
- Rear Camera: 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel + QVGA
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 64GB /128GB
- Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
- OS: Android 12, HiOS 8.6
Design and Display
The Tecno Spark 9t will be arriving in Atlantic Blue, Turquoise Cyan, Iris Purple, and Cocoa Gold color options. This phone is built in a simple way which seems good enough for those who appreciate a simple look. The back panel comes in plastic material with a Matte finish to resist smudges and fingerprints.
Except for the two lenses and a Dual-LED flash which protruded from the surface, the back panel has a flat surface with no camera bump nor the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner which is already outdated. The fingerprint scanner doubles as the power button which is positioned on the right edge of this phone. However, unlike the Spark 9 Pro with some “SPARK” pattern designs on its body, the Spark 9t has a plain rear panel which we found unattractive.
There’s also a dedicated slot for the microSD card and SIM. The 3.5mm headphone jack, micro-USB port, and speaker grille were all available in this phone. The front panel introduces the selfie camera which is tucked in a teardrop notch cutout at the top centre of the screen.
The Tecno Spark 9t comes with a 6.6-inch screen, an HD+ resolution (720 × 1600 pixels) and a screen-to-body ratio of 83.4. Also, there’s a 20.9 aspect ratio which you will enjoy watching movies on. This phone’s display is built with an IPS LCD panel which has a 90Hz of refresh rate. The screen has a 266 PPI density that makes this phone bright enough to use outdoors.
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When it comes to the camera, you’re getting a 13MP primary shooter on the rear that’s assisted by a 2MP depth sensor and QVGA lens. This is an amazing camera setup for a mid-range phone which we’re proud to have. However, you won’t expect some of the best photography shots, especially during the night.
Flipping over to the front panel you’ll notice a waterdrop notch at the top that serves as home to the 32MP selfie camera. This is the same as the Spark 9 Pro and you’ll get amazing selfie photos that are good for social media uploads. Furthermore, the Tecno Spark 9t selfie camera can record 1080p videos at 30fps likewise its main camera.
Performance, Storage, and Software
Under the hood, the Tecno Spark 9t is powered by a MediaTek Helio G37 SoC octa-core chipset. Apart from that, it’s a low-end chipset with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores. It boasts a 2.3 GHz clock speed and 12 nm architecture This chipset isn’t the best in the mid-range market when it comes to performance. This limits the Spark 9t’s performance especially when it comes to heavy tasks like gaming. However, this phone works perfectly for your day-to-day activities including scrolling through different apps on your phone, browsing the internet, multitasking and watching media content.
The Tecno Spark 9t is paired with 4GB /64GB and 4GB /128GB storage options. If you want a bigger RAM you can go for the high-end Spark 9 Pro which has a 6GB RAM model. Meanwhile, there’s a dedicated microSD card slot for each of the storage variants you choose.
As for software, the Tecno Spark 9t runs the Android 12 version with Tecno HiOS 8.6 overlay. This gives the phone lots of features and apps which you may find useful to enhance your user experience.
The Tecno Spark 9t draws power from a 5000mAh battery which can last for a whole day on average usage. However, heavy users will have to connect the phone to a charger frequently especially when it involves playing high-end games online.
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Tecno Spark 9t: Price in Nigeria and Availability
The Tecno Spark 9t starts selling at ₦78,000 (roughly $129) for the 4GB + 64GB variant and ₦88,000 (about $145) for the bigger 128GB storage model.
As for availability, the Tecno Spark 9t is expected to be launched and released in Nigeria in the first week of July. Meanwhile, it has already been launched in most countries like Ghana and Pakistan.
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Tecno Spark 9t Full Specifications
- Brand: Tecno
- Model: Tecno Spark 9t
- Release Date: July 2022
- Colors: Atlantic Blue, Turquoise Cyan, Iris Purple, Cocoa Gold
- Touchscreen: YES
- Type: IPS LCD, 90Hz
- Display Size: 6.6-inch
- Screen Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels
- Facebook Support: YES
- In-display fingerprint scanner: No
- Sensors: Fingerprint: (side-mounted)
- Dimensions: —
- Operating System: Android 12, HiOS 8.6
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6765V/CB Helio G37 (12 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- RAM: 4GB
- Inbuilt Storage: 64GB /128GB
- SD Card slot: Yes (dedicated slot)
- Rear Flash: Dual-LED Flashlight
- Rear Camera: 13-MP (wide), 2-MP f/2.4 (depth), QVGA f/2.0
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Front Camera: 32-MP (wide)
- Front Flash: Dual-LED flash
- Wi-Fi: YES
- Bluetooth: 5.0
- USB: MicroUSB-C
- GPS: YES
- WLAN: YES
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- 3G Support: Yes
- 4G/ LTE Support: Yes
- 5G Support: No
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE
- Capacity: Li-Po 5000mAh, non-removable
- Fast Charge:
- Price in Nigeria: ₦78,000
- Price in the US: $129