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How the TECNO Spark 9 series helps you see your best self(ie)
Crafting an excellent selfie camera isn’t easy. You need to find the perfect balance between hardware and software in a cramped space. Both Apple and Samsung rely on their impressive software to boost 10 and 12MP lenses, but it only goes so far. Now, TECNO is hoping to combine powerful hardware and software to reimagine the selfie. Here’s how it plans to do so on the TECNO Spark 9 Pro.
A new selfie experience
Before you start to think about software, you need a selfie lens that can keep up with the demands. TECNO Spark 9 Pro tapped a 32MP shooter with Samsung’s powerful ISOCELL 2.0 technology onboard. Then, it added dual flashlights to the Spark 9 Pro to make sure you get spot-on lighting with every single snap. You can also bin your selfies down to 8MP to capture better low-light results or tap into the Ultra HD mode for every clean, crisp detail.
While the megapixel count is impressive, Spark 9 Pro’s real innovations lie in its software developments. You can tap into Super Night Mode 3.0 or test TECNO’s Ring Screen Fill-in Light. Basically, the ring light adds brightness around the edge of the camera app to give you smooth, even lighting for your selfies. The Spark 9 Pro even packs AI Portrait Restoration to take shaky hands out of the equation. It captures a live image and then processes the result into one smooth, bokeh-filled selfie.
Beauty filters can be a hit or miss feature on selfie cameras, too. You might get filtered when you prefer a natural look or sometimes the opposite happens. Luckily, Spark 9 Pro has come up with a solution — AI-powered gender recognition. The Spark 9 Pro looks for features like beards, eyebrows, and noses, and applies careful filters to match each face.
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Designed for your life
Of course, the selfie camera isn’t the only impressive feature you’ll find on the Spark 9 Pro. TECNO carefully crafted the rest of the device to feel just as premium. It starts with a clean design, marked by right angles and a slim body. The glittering sand-like finish sparkles in the sunlight while a slightly matte finish keeps the Spark 9 Pro from throwing too much glare.
You’ll also notice a double-ring camera setup on the back, which skips the traditionally bulky bump for two simple circles. The top ring carries a sharp 50MP primary shooter while the bottom circle is home to a 2MP depth sensor with a dedicated AI lens that powers the Spark’s impressive processing.
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The power to perform
The last piece in TECNO’s puzzle is its supporting cast. You can tap into MemFusion to boost your RAM by up to 3GB, while the Super Boost scans for junk on your phone to clean up the overall experience. Factor in the MediaTek Helio G85 processor and Ultra Power Saving Mode, and you should have the power to go all day long — even on the large 6.6-inch Full HD+ display.
The TECNO Spark 9 Pro series will also arrive with HiOS 8.6 onboard, which promises a smooth, exploration-focused experience. You can also tap into App Twin, which adds a second version of apps such as Skype, Facebook, or Messenger so you can run multiple accounts at once.
Everything starts with a powerful selfie experience on the TECNO Spark 9 Pro, but there’s so much more to discover. Hit the button below to learn more.