Tecno Mobile, dropped the hint on social media about its next flagship device. After launching series of the low-end devices like Spark K7, WX3, and others, the brand is set to announce a new Tecno Phantom phone that will be unveiled today, October 22nd, 2017 in Dubai.
The new device will be added to the Tecno phantom series, which kicked off with Phantom 5 few years ago. This could be the perfect Christmas gift we’ve all been waiting phone, as the yet-to-be announced phone poses as a successor to last year’s Tecno Phantom 6 and Phantom 6 Plus.
There is no official confirmation of the new device’s name at the moment, but it could be called “Tecno Phantom 8”, with the sister (upgraded) version coming as “Phantom 8 Plus”.
This is in line with its commitment and continuous growth plans in Africa and the Middle East region.
“Recent market reports highlight how the Africa and the Middle East is making a comeback when it comes to smartphone penetration,” said Arif Chowdhury, Vice President of TRANSSION HOLDINGS.
Chowdhury continued: “We see huge potential for our business in this part of the globe. Following our continued success in Africa, the Middle East was the next logical step for us.”
“At Tecno Mobile, we care about our customers and our strategy is in line with ‘Think Globally, Act Locally’ designing products that aims for customer needs in their environment”. Stephen Ha, General Manager of TECNO Mobile, aide, adding that, “for the next 10 years, TECNO aims to be the most influential and favorable communication devices by delivering a differentiated experience to consumers, we are targeting to allocate 25,000 retail stores and 500 flagship stores by year of 2020 with full life cycle development including social content, software and smart devices”.
Tecno Mobile continues to deliver to most African countries with the largest market share currently in Nigeria and Tanzania, in addition to other several key countries in Africa and the Middle East.
Over the company’s 11 year history, it has established itself as one of the top mobile brands in Africa. Last year, TECNO Mobile identified the Middle East as an important market as part of its growth strategy into emerging markets.
Meanwhile, according to Statista.com, smartphone usage in the Middle East and Africa region is continuing to grow steadily, with around 123.7 million owners in the region in 2016, up from 106.4 million during 2015.
Earlier this year, International Data Corporation (IDC) reported that the GCC mobile phone market rebounded in the fourth quarter of 2016 after suffering a decline during the first three quarters. The premier global provider of market intelligence saw the shipment of 5.98 million units in Q4, up 7.7 percent on the previous quarter.