The story of TECNO Telecom and its rise in Africa

This is a historical timeline of how TECNO Telecom, a Chinese mobile phone company, began and rose to become Africa’s smartphone giant.

The company was established in July 2006 in Hong Kong with its first research and development center in Shanghai, China. Initially, TECNO focused its business on the South Asia market. However, following market research conducted in South East Asia, Africa and Latin America, the company found that Africa was the most profitable region. As a result, in 2008 it stopped making business in Asia to exclusively focus on Africa.

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TECNO Telecom Historical Timeline

2006 – Establishment of TECNO TELECOM LIMITED.

2007 – The corporation created a second brand, Itel, and began making movement into the African market.

2008 – TECNO focused strictly on Africa following market research.

2010 – TECNO rose to the top three mobile phone brands in Africa.

2012 – TECNO released its first “Made in Ethiopia” smartphone.

2013 – TECNO has a presence in 12 countries in Africa with an average market share of 20% in each country.

2015 – The combined smartphone market share of Samsung, TECNO and Apple in Africa at 55% during Q1, 2015. The TECNO Camon C8 helped the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer achieve this feat.

2016 – TECNO Mobile Announced TECNO W4, the first TECNO Smartphone To Run Android Marshmallow 6.0 Operating System”.

2016 – TECNO Mobile presents “The Best Camera Smartphone In Africa”.

2016 – TECNO Mobile created the T-Band smartwatch this year. It is an innovative smart bracelet that can monitor your sleep patterns, receive call notifications, and also take photos on any TECNO phones running Android 6.0 marshmallow.

Let’s have a look at the main features of three (3) popular TECNO smartphones: Phantom 5, Boom J7, and Boom J8:

TECNO Phantom 5

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Main features: Android 5.1, Lollipop, 5.5" FHD Touchscreen, 13MP Back Camera with Dual Flash, 8.0MP Front Camera with Flash, 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM, Expandable SD, up to 128GB, 3000mAh Battery, Fingerprint Identity Sensor.

TECNO Boom J7

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Main features: Android 4.4, Kitkat, 1.3GHz Quad-core, 5.0''Touchscreen, 8.0MP AF Back Camera with Flash, 2.0MP Front Camera, 16GB ROM +1GB RAM, 2020 mAh Battery.

TECNO Boom J8

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Main features: Operating System: HiOS (Based on Android 5.1), Network: GSM/WCDMA/LTE

Band: GSM:900/1800, WCDMA: 900/2100, LTE:Band B3/7/20, Dimension: 76.84*153.3*7.35mm, сonnectivity: Wi-Fi, BT, GPS, Processor: Quad-core, Display: 5.5" HD IPS Touchscreen, Camera: 13.0 MP AF Back Camera with Flash, 5.0 MP Front Camera with Flash, Memory: 16GB ROM + 2GB RAM, Expandable Micro SD, up to 128 GB, Battery Capacity: 3000mAh.

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The story of TECNO Telecom and its rise in Africa
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