Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Why didn’t TECNO update the TECNO Boom J8?

Would have loved to see another "Music Phone" from TECNO

One good and affordable device from 2016 was the TECNO Boom J8. It was a follow-up to another device many people had bought in 2015, the TECNO Boom J7. And I kind of expected a Boom J9 in 2017. That didn’t happen. Why?

Read my reviews:

The TECNO Boom J8 featured cool specs, specs that we still see most similarly-priced phones launch with. Except (well) for Android version.

TECNO Boom J8TECNO Boom J8 Specs:

  • a 5.5 inch HD screen (720p resolution)
  • 2GB RAM and 1.3GHz Quad Core processor
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 3000mAh battery
  • 13MP back camera and 5MP front camera both with Flash
  • Supports 4G/LTE networks
  • TECNO HiOS on top of Android 5.1

A TECNO Boom J9 ideally would have brought us

  • Same screen size but in Full HD
  • Same RAM but a different better processor
  • 32GB internal storage
  • Same battery size
  • 13MP back camera and 8MP front cameras
  • 4GLTE support
  • Android 7 Nougat.

You can still find the TECNO Boom J8 in shops or even online. They would have done all of us a favour and at least sent out Android Nougat or Marshmallow update to the device. It is still pretty good looking.


A year later and it still looks this good as you can see in the pictures.

What are your thoughts on the Boom J8? Do you think people aren’t just into “music phones” as it was being marketed to be?

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