The duo was released in August 2017 to complement each other, which is common practice by smartphone manufacturers to release the base model along with its slightly upgraded variant either tagged, Pro or Plus.
In 2017 alone, we've seen several devices from Tecno Mobile including the Camon CX Air, Camon CX, W4, Phantom 8 and 8 Plus.
Tecno as with Infinix and Gionee is in the business of releasing several devices in one year, devices with great capabilities and offered at a reasonable price.
Probably before the year runs out, we might be getting another device.
The Tecno Spark Series
As members of the new Tecno series called 'Spark', their specs help us deduce that just like the Camon series, this is a camera-centric series targeted at selfie and social media enthusiasts.
Although they could've been placed alongside devices in the Camon series, the wave of excitement stirred now wouldn't have been the case given that there are better-specced devices like the Camon CX, in the aforementioned series.
A new series would mean drawing users attention to something different, thereby taking away the would've been inevitable criticism.
The Tecno Spark Plus K9
While the Tecno K7 is targeted at lovers of devices with portable size and not too large display, the K7 is for lovers of those with a massive screen that gives more ease in viewing content on the screen even from a distance.
Now that the first major difference between the Spark K7 and Spark K9 has been hinted, there are also other noticeable upgrades in the later.
These upgrades include improvement in RAM size and battery capacity; improvements that make the Tecno K9 come with a different price tag.
Those aside, you get the Spark K9 in a different size and with better features.
Display and Build
Hardware and Software
Specifications of the Spark Plus provided on Tecno Mobile's website, show that it is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor with a frequency of 1.3 GHz, which is exactly the same as the processor specs of the Tecno Spark K7.
Users can expect fast operations from this speedy processor, the same level as the operations are carried out on the base model.
The RAM size of the Spark Plus is 2GB, which is twice as large as one variant of the Spark with only IGB RAM.
An increase in RAM translates into better multitasking levels with support for a larger number of apps and games to be run simultaneously.
The K9 also features the same 16GB internal memory capacity of the K7, expandable up to 32GB using a memory card.
Minimal storage area coupled with support for expansion means users of this device will still have more than enough space to store their files.
The operating system of the Tecno Spark Plus is HiOS based on Android 7.0 Nougat. In the near future, users may be able to upgrade this smartphone to the latest Android OS, 8.0 Oreo.
This OS provides a clean and easy to navigate user Interface which comes with the perks of using an Android device.
- It ensures efficient battery management,
- Better task scheduling in the RAM,
- A split-screen mode to allow the launching of two apps within one window,
- Customisable user interface with the use of themes and wallpapers, amongst others.
Battery and Connectivity
Price and Availability
Tecno Spark Plus K9 Specs
162 x 82.6 x 7.75 mm
Anthracite Grey, Champagne Gold,
Scarlet Red, and Elegant Blue.
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
720 x 1280 pixels
Memory And OS
Yes, Up to 32GB
HiOS based on Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Autofocus, Touch Focus,
Face detection, HDR,
3400mAh Li-on battery
Dual Micro SIM
Ambient light sensors
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