Reviewing the Tecno i7, before it comes to the country on Monday
Transsion Holdings, which has presence in 58 countries, will introduce its flagship devices of Tecno brand mobile phone in Bangladesh on July 17.
Transon The Tecno i7, with its metallic body, gives a solid first impression when you take it out of its box. It has curved sides, giving it an overall shape similar to that of current iPhone models. The front panel is dominated by the screen, with a fingerprint scanner embedded into the Home button just below it.
Transsion Holdings Bangladesh Chief Executive Officer Rezwanul Haque said Transsion claims to have a market share of over 40 percent in six major African countries, and believes that its products will do well in Bangldesh , one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the world.
The power and volume keys are on the right, and have decent tactile feel. There is a hybrid dual-SIM slot on the left, and a Micro-USB port and two speaker grilles on the bottom.
The rear camera is placed in the upper left corner, with a quad-LED flash below it. There's also Tecno branding and a large "Rocket Charging" logo on the rear. There are antenna bands running across the top and bottom of the rear, making this phone look like several other budget models.
Overall, the Tecno i7 isn't bad at all in terms of design, and its solid build quality will give you confidence while using the handset every day. The phone will be going on sale in Champagne Gold, Sky Black, and Space Grey. We received a Sky Black unit for our review. It came in a standard retail box with a data cable, power adaptor, earphones, SIM ejector tool, and documents. The company is also giving buyers a complimentary transparent case and screen guard.
The Tecno i7 features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixel) IPS display. It is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750T processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The handset packs 32GB of storage which can be expanded by up to 128GB using a microSD card. One of the biggest highlights of the Tecno i7 is its 16-megapixel front camera which is being marketed as a "night selfie camera." It has its own LED flash and can also use the screen as a flash. The Tecno i7 also has a 13-megapixel rear camera with a quad-LED flash and PDAF.
One of the most interesting features of HiOS is that it mimics functionality similar to Apple's 3D Touch. When you long-press an icon, you'll see options to create a new folder, delete, share, see info, or freeze that app. The expected price of the device will be Tk 19,900 in Bangladesh market.