TECNO has brought a special edition of its entry-level device with a design refresh on the TECNO Spark 9 Pro Sport Edition. We first reported the new addition that now joins the regular Spark 9Spark 9T and the Spark 9 Pro available in the country.

Designworks, a BMW group company reimagined the  color, material and finish design of the TECNO Spark 9 Pro Sport Edition. The design company combined Spark’s 9 series design with world-class automobile design and luxurious touches for passionate Gen Z.

The TECNO Spark 9 Pro Sport Edition blue and white colour scheme takes its cue from an icy crystal talisman. TECNO says that the bold and bright blue expresses the elements of metaverse and also presents futurism, while the purity and primitiveness of white appeals to Gen Z consumers who wish to express their refinement and preference for high standards.   

TECNO Spark 9 Pro Sport Edition 50MP Main Camera

The TECNO Spark 9 Pro Sport Edition comes with an unparalleled triangular texture that the company says elevates the phone from a regular high-powered handset to the mobile phone counterpart of a frontier luxury sedan.This same texture brings a sense of identity and confidence that comes with owning a premium car. 

The TECNO Spark 9 Pro Sport Edition also has intricate crystal diamond-cut elements that TECNO says creates a subtle sense of luxury that discreetly expresses the younger generations’ desire for opulence.

We’ve reviewed the regular TECNO Spark 9 Pro, including a dedicated camera performance review and even put it against the Redmi Note 11S in our in-depth comparison review.

We speculated that TECNO would add a new processor, a new camera setup or a new artsy colour version as they did with the recently launched TECNO Camon 19 Pro Mondrian Edition. The tech company went with the latter option.

Other features remain the same – like the Twin Camera design, which features a 50MP triple camera array that includes a 2MP depth sensor and VGA camera.

We also have a 32MP front-facing camera.

TECNO Spark 9 Pro Camera Review: Surprisingly Good

As you’ll see in the review linked above, TECNO’s photography prowess on the Camon 19 series rubbed off on the Spark 9 Pro is a surprisingly good camera smartphone as it is up to the task of mobile photography.

The TECNO Spark 9 Pro Sport Edition has a 6.6″ full resolution(1080p) capped at a 60Hz refresh rate.

Under the hood is a Helio G85 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of board storage. You also get up to 3GB of virtual RAM thanks to HiOS Memory fusion feature. Android 12 and HiOS 8.6 come baked in.

Powering the TECNO Spark 9 Pro Sport Edition is a 5000mAh battery and a Type-C charging port that supports 18W fast charging – an upgrade from the 10W featured on its predecessor. It takes an hour and 22 minutes to go from 2% to 83%.

Pricing and Availability

The TECNO Spark 9 Pro Sport Edition goes for Ksh 21,500 and is available at TECNO’s official retail stores counytrwide and online on e-commerce sites like Jumia and Kilimall.

Its siblings, the TECNO Spark 9 Pro ,TECNO Spark 9 and Spark 9T go for Ksh 20,899, Ksh15, 599 and Ksh 17,199 respectively.

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