Africell and Tecno launch the Tecno Boom J8 in Uganda


Africell Uganda this morning together with Tecno unveiled the latest Tecno offering, the high end Tecno Boom J8. This Techno J8 which is now available in Africell stores will cost only 499,000 and comes with a free 4G LTE simcard plus 3.5GB of data valid for one month. Also, TECNO is set to unveil its own mobile Operating system, HiOS which comes with launch of new TECNO Boom J8.

Africell which is ranked the number one telecom in terms in internet data speeds is lately partnering with smartphone manufacturers whose phones have the capability to run on faster operating systems. TECNO has also joined the league of mobile makers to launch their next-generation devices on customized android operating system. The announcement by TECNO of its customized version of the Android 5.1 lollipop OS, unveiled on its latest TECNO BOOM J8 music smart phone on March 31, 2016 raised the bar for the leading mobile devices maker in terms of user experience for its end users.

At the launch of the new TECNO BOOM J8 music, Hong Ji, the Tecno Mobile Operator Sales Manager said the mobile giant TECNO has been working hard to create a signature experience on all its mobile devices that users easily identify and associate with the TECNO brand, making it stand out of the clutter. Hong said “What HiOS has helped us achieve is a unique user experience, one like no other. TECNO users can now tell their favorite brand by merely interacting with its UI. HiOS feels different and acts different; a lot more intuitive than the android OS 5.1 which forms its backbone operating system,”

The new TECNO BOOM J8 is TECNO’s first device to host the brand’s signature HiOS operating system. The music smart phone which is an upgrade on predecessor TECNO Boo, J7 boasts 5.5” HD IPS touch screen, 13MP auto-focus rear/ 5.0MP front camera with Dual LED flash, extra 16GB ROM expandable to 128GB and powered by 2GB RAM. You can find the full specs here

Milad Khairallah, Africell’s Chief Commercial Officer said Africell was committed to giving their customers the best of the telecom service. “We will continue to unveil products, services and innovative give-aways for our subscribers who have made us the number one

telecom network in Uganda. The launch of high-end brands like Tecno with our service is part of that belief and commitment”

Milad closed it off “Africell is the network for those customers who want innovation, quality of data and voice at a reasonable price”

Africell Uganda started off the smart phone launches last August when they put up the iDROID Royal V7, before unveiling the first Luganda Smart phone – the iDROID Simu in December. Africell’s core strength has always been in the line of data offerings, thus the need for smartphones to enable their customers enjoy the network.