early, Africa’s frontier phone maker, TECNO Mobile, is on a roll as the company unveils two of its latest devices almost consecutively. Barely a week ago in Nairobi, it launched its Camon CX smartphone, and just yesterday, March 27, 2017, it launched its PhonePad 3, at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.

There is no doubt that the Chinese mobile multinational is one of the most innovative in the mobile industry as they strive to keep up with trends. As the world evolves, TECNO Mobile evolves with it. What else could account for the latest PhonePad 3? Aptly dubbed ‘Do business, stay mobile’, the PhonePad 3 is a user-friendly high-end device designed to meet the needs of professionals and business owners on the go.

“With the release of the PhonePad 3, we want to continue to show that TECNO is not taking its foot off the pedal in bringing very competitive smartphones to users across the African mobile market,” Emeka Onuh, the retail sales manager of TECNO Tablet, said at the launch. Adding that the new device improves and facilitates proper business communications, efficiency and productivity.

Tecno PhonePad 3 features

Sleek appearance – TECNO PhonePad 3 is a slim sleek beauty with a metal unibody design and brushed metal back that comes in three colours – grey, champagne gold, and blue. The beauty has a 7.5 inch IPS HD screen, with a screen-to-body ratio reaching up to 74 percent. The phablet also flaunts a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual true tone LED flash and 5-megapixel front camera.

Improved productivity – The PhonePad 3 has a non-removable 4100mAh battery that could last for 48 hours when fully charged. It is equipped with a modest quad-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT8375W processor and a 2GB RAM for a smooth and lag-free operation. Plus a 16 GB internal memory that is expandable to 128GB via MicroSD card

Swift connectivity – The new device comes with a dual micro sim setup and ultra-fast 4G LTE connectivity. Not forgetting the fingerprint sensor by the side for easy unlocking.

Essential business apps: The phablet comes with pre-installed premium business applications including CamScanner and Camcard. As the name implies, the CamScanner scans documents at a single tap. And with Camcard, users can easily scan business cards with the phone camera.

The new TECNO phablet will be one of the most sought after devices to grace the African mobile market this first quarter of 2017. And with the PhonePad 3 costing about N75, 000($245), it is clear that Africa’s frontier phone maker is sticking to its novel strategy of a pocket-friendly price while it keeps raising the bar on technological advancements.


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