[Giznext Exclusive]: Tecno’s First 5G Phone Coming To India In January Third Week; Smartwatches Next In Line; CEO Arijeet Talapatra

(Last Updated On: December 31, 2021)

After launching its first 5G smartphone in Nigeria, Tecno is all set to bring the Pova 5G to the Indian shores as well. The device will be announced in January in India. The company has planned the launch in the third or the fourth week of the same month. Besides, the Transsion Holdings-backed smartphone brand is expected to launch more products in its accessories segment. 

Meanwhile, we got a chance to do exclusive interaction with Arijeet Talapatra, CEO of Transsion India regarding Tecno’s upcoming smartphones.

Tecno First 5G Smartphone In India

“We will be launching our first 5G smartphone in the third or the fourth week of the next month,” he informed Giznext during an interaction. Shedding more light on the upcoming 5G smartphone, Talapatra said that the device will be priced between Rs. 18,000 to Rs. 20,000.

It was interesting to hear from Mr. Talapatra that Tecno will bring four 5G smartphones in 2022. For the unaware, the company has recently launched its 5G device in Nigeria at NGN 129,000 (which is close to Rs. 23,500). The Tecno Pova 5G smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor. It comes with a 6.95-inch display, 120Hz refresh rate, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB inhouse storage.

The device will have a triple camera setup at the back, including a 50MP primary camera, 13MP, and 2MP camera. The device will also support a 16MP camera at the front. Also, there will be a 6,000 mAh battery along with 18W fast charging support and USB Type-C.

It is important to note that the Tecno has launched 18 smartphones in 2021 and now plans to bring close to 24 devices between Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 30,000 in its five smartphone series, such as POP, Camon, Pova, Phantom, and Spark.

Tecno Plans Expand Accessories Segment

Apart from launching its first 5G smartphone, Tecno has huge plans to increase its offerings in accessories. Yes, you read that right as the company is all set to add new categories in 2022. In fact, the company’s top man exclusively informed Giznext that “We are planning to launch new TWS, speakers, and smartwatch next year.”

He said that speakers will be launched in January, while smartwatches will be available in Q2 and both will be priced under Rs. 5,000. In addition, the smartphone company is working on the MiFi segment that will be launched by the end of next year and the company is planning to increase its offline presence in the country.

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