Tecno phones have become quite popular in Africa because of their decent pricing and continued improvements overtime. Today Tecno Mobile launched a new phone, the Techno Boom J8  at a star studded event in Kenya. The Boom J8 is a successor to the popular Boom J7. For starters it looks much better than the J7 because it shares’ some design principles from Apple.

The new BOOM J8 is a collector’s item; this smartphone designed from inside-out brings a whole new music experience to music lovers.”
Well, if you are one of those people who like to see specs before you pay bridal price, this woman is not afraid to share what is under the cover to help you make your decision quick-quick. New BOOM flaunts impressive mobile specifications such as a 2GB RAM up from 1GB in BOOM J7, 16MP AF back / 8MP front face-loving cameras with Dual LED flash. Powered by MediaTek Quad-core processor and boasting 5.5” – TECNO digital marketing lead, Jesse Oguntimehin says;

Tecno Boom J8

Tecno Boom J8 Specifications

Technology

  • GSM: GSM 900 / 1800
  • 3G: HSDPA 900 / 2100
  • 4G: LTE 800 / 1800 / 2,600
  • SIM Type : Dual SIM (Micro SIM, dual standby)
  • OS : Android 5.1 Lollipop with HiOS UI

Design

  • Dimensions: 153.3 x 76.84 x 7.35 mm
  • Weight: TBD
  • Display: 5.5-inch, 720 x 1280 pixels (320 PPI), IPS
  • Capacitive touchscreen
  • Build: Plastic with metal trimmings
  • Colours: Super White. Space Grey, Champagne, Gold.

Hardware

  • Processor Type : 64-bit Quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex-A53
  • Processor Name: Mediatek MT6753
  • Graphics Processor : Mali-T720
  • RAM : 2 GB
  • Internal Storage : 16 GB
  • External Storage : microSD, up to 128GB
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity

Cameras

  • Rear: 13 MP, 4864 x 2736 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Video recording : Yes
  • Front-facing : 5 MP with flash

Multimedia Features

  • Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA,
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio: Max Audio with Boom Headphones
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes

Connectivity and Networks

  • Bluetooth: v4.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0

Other Specs

  • Charging: Fast Charge – 15 min for 8 hours of phone calls
  • Battery : Non-removable Li-Ion 3,000 mAh
  • Power Management : Ultra lower power mode

The Tecno Boom J8 will retail for Uganda shillings 499,999/- when it goes on retail in Uganda. There will also be promotions where customers will get a free Boom Headphones with the purchase of a Tecno Boom J8.