Tecno unveiled the Spark 9T today in India, though it differs from the model unveiled in Nigeria last month in terms of design and specifications.
For starters, the Helio G37 SoC powers the original Tecno Spark 9T, while the Helio G35 chip powers the Indian version, according to GSM Arena. The Indian Spark 9T has the same 6.6′′ diagonal and higher resolution LCD (FullHD+ vs. HD+), but the screen refresh rate has been reduced from 90Hz to 60Hz.
The maximum brightness on the Indian model is 500 nits, but the pixel density has increased from 266 PPI to 401 PPI.
The display on the Indian version has a notch for the selfie camera, and the megapixel count has been reduced from 32MP to 16MP. Unlike its Nigerian counterpart, the Indian model’s primary camera has a 50MP sensor rather than a 13MP one.
The 50MP device now has a 2MP portrait camera and what Tecno calls an AI Lens.
The Tecno Spark 9T in Nigeria and India also differ in that the former runs HiOS 8.6 based on Android 12, whereas the latter runs HiOS 7.6 based on Android 11.
Tecno also replaced the USB-C port on the Indian Spark 9T with a micro USB port. Fortunately, the battery’s capacity of 5,000 mAh and maximum charging power remain unchanged.
According to GSM Arena, the other highlights of the Indian Tecno Spark 9T include a 3.5mm headphone jack, IPX2 splash resistance, and DTS Stereo Sound.
The smartphone also includes a side-mounted “smart anti-oil” fingerprint reader that, according to the company’s marketing, unlocks in 0.24 seconds.
It can also be used to terminate calls and disable alarms. It also serves as a camera shutter button for taking pictures.