After observing the trends with TECNO smartphones in the market, I gained a fairly good grasp of their life cycles. I remember a few weeks after the launch of the TECNO Phantom A, someone said to me that she would wait till it had dropped in price to a certain level. I smiled and responded to her that if she kept that attitude, she would not get a Phantom A to buy. True to my projections, in a few weeks, the Phantom A+ hit the market and the A became extinct. It was almost nowhere to be found, much less at the price that she was looking for. And the newer flagship cost more.
My point? If you see a TECNO smartphone out there that you really like, go and get it now, because TECNO smartphones have short life cycles in the market. Usually, a couple of months after release is all the window that is open for you to buy that model that you like before it disappears off the shelves.
TECNO is not a large company. Instead of producing huge numbers of each model and risk not selling enough, they produce enough to sell, then release a newer version that usually has some minor improvements. It is a plan that works well if you don’t have the financial muscles of the big players. Their smartphones keep getting better in measured steps, and they keep selling out.
If you want a TECNO smartphone, just go buy it. The waiting game does not work here.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.