The Tecno Spark 9 Pro is the higher version of the Spark 9-series, and the direct successor to the Tecno Spark 8 Pro of November 2021. Unlike the 9T, the Spark 9 Pro is got better CPU, better display, and better camera setup. It comes with a 6.6-inches screen with 1080 x 2408 pixels. The screen is IPS, and it has a dewdrop notch on the head, as well as a 90Hz refresh rating.
Coming to the inward specifications, the Tecno Spark 9 Pro is powered by MediaTek Helio G85 octa-core CPU, clocked at 2.0GHz. The Chipset is backed by Mali-G52 GPU, and 4/6GB RAM pegged with a singular 128GB ROM.
As for the camera specs, the Spark 9 Pro has three camera lenses on the rear. These include a 50-megapixel primary lens, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a third QVGA AI sensor, along with four LED lights on the rear. There selfie, there is a single 32-megapixel shooter within the notch upfront.
Battery power on the 9 Pro comes from a 5000mAh unit, and it is given 18W fast charger via USB Type-C. The model has an a-sided fingerprint scanner, supports dual Nano-SIMs, and is preloaded with HiOS 8.6 on top of Google Android 12 out of the box. The table below contains the full specs of the Tecno Spark 9 Pro smartphone.
Tecno Spark 9 Pro Specifications
|Model||Spark 9 Pro|
|Release Date||2022, October|
|Dimensions||169,6 x 79 x 9,3 mm|
|Colors||Quantum Black, Burano Blue, Holy White, Hacker Storm|
|Body Material||Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back|
|SIMs||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Water & Dust||–|
|Resolutions||1080 x 2460 pixels|
|PPI||407 ppi density|
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE|
|Rear Triple||50 MP, f/1.6, 27mm (wide), PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Features||Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Front||32 MP, (wide)
|OS||Android 12, HIOS 8.6|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|Card Slot||microSD (dedicated slot)|
|Fast Charging||Fast charging 18W|
|Sound||3.5mm Audio Jeck Yes
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot|
The Design and Display
Tecno Spark 9 Pro features a shiny textured back and with flat sides both made of plastic and available in Quantum Black, Burano Blue, Holy White, and Hacker Storm. The front is covered in glass with a V-cutout provided for the front camera. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the side.
The display is slightly smaller than what was provided in the Spark 8 Pro. Now, the screen has been decreased from 6.8 inches to 6.6 inches. However, you get a better display with a faster refresh rate meaning less blur when watching fast-paced movies or playing games.
The 6.6-inch IPS display has a resolution of 1080 x 2460 pixels and will be great for watching movies and browsing the web. At 6.6 inches, the Spark 9 Pro measures the same as the Spark 8C and Spark 8T.
Tecno Spark 9 Pro features an upgraded Selfie camera. This is perhaps the most outstanding upgrade on the device. You now get a 32-megapixel camera as against 8 megapixels in the previous generation. The camera has an f/2.45 aperture.
The camera on the back is also improved. You get a 50 megapixels AI triple camera. 50 MP main camera with F/1.6 aperture, a 2 MP in-depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, and a 2MP AI Lens with an f/2.0 aperture. This should be great for capturing those great moments. Both cameras can handle full HD videos.
Hardware and Software
Tecno Spark 9 Pro retains the same Mediatek Helio G85 as its predecessor. This is the same processor we saw in the Infinix Note 12i, the Hot 12, and the Tecno Pova Neo 2. The chips run a dual-core Cortex-A78 and a hexacore Cortex A55 at 2.0GHz and 1.8GHz respectively. Graphics is handled by an Arm Mali-G52 GPU.
This Tecno phone is available with 128GB built-in storage with the option of 4GB or 6GB RAM. A dedicated microSD slot for expansion. The smartphone supports fast charging, though the capacity has dropped from 33W to 18W. This will still charge your 5000 mAh battery pretty fast.
It runs on Android 12 with HiOS 8.6 out of the box.
The android phone packs dual SIM with 4G LTE support. You also get USB Type C with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
How much is Tecno Spark 9 Pro Price In Nigeria and Availability
Tecno Spark 9 Pro’s price in Nigeria starts at around 131,500 Naira. The Spark 9 Pro is expected to cost around 1,320 GHS in Ghana, and 18,500 KES in Kenya.
The smartphone was launched in June 2022 and is expected to be available for purchase in June 2022.