Tecno Boom J8 Rumours: Features, Specs, Price and all we know for now

The Tecno Boom J7 was a hit and many will agree. The fresh design, all metal earphones, affordable price and the OS whatever it was, was a real winner. We do not have the statistics but from basic research, the Tecno Boom J7 enjoyed mass adoption.

But that was 2015. We are now in 2016 and many are anticipating the Tecno Boom J8. We have been scouring the web for leaks let alone contacting Tecno itself. After all the hard work, we got something and the future seems bright.

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The Rumors

From scouring the web, we found a leak from Naija Information showing us what the Tecno Boom J8 might look like. We can also verify from our sources that the anticipated device looks like exactly like this. We saw thinner bezels, a bigger display of about 5.5 Inches with a bigger screen to device ratio.

tecno boom j8 image

The Tecno Boom J8 also seems to have a different design philosophy  from the Boom J7. It’s thinner with speakers at the bottom close to what we see in the Huawei P8, Samsung S6 or the iPhone 6. We`weren’t able to verify if the J8 build was plastic, metal or glass but what we saw looked beautiful. For this size of device, we are expecting a mini version for those who want a smaller display or a cheaper device.

Tecno Boom J8 Official Specs

Announced: 2015, February
Available: 2015, April
Colors: White and Black
SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual standby)
OS: HiOS based on Android v5.0.2 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
4G LTE Bands: 3(1800), 7(2600), 20
Dimensions: 76.84*153.3*7.35mm
Weight: Not Known
Display: 5.5″ HD IPS Touchscreen
CPU: Quad-core 1.7 GHz
Memory: 16 GB, 2 GB RAM, microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)
Camera: 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash, 5MP front Camera with Flash
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1,
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery: Removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

What we expect in the Tecno Boom J8 (Update)

  1. HiOS based on Android 6.1 Marshmallow 5.0 Lollipop
  2. OTA Updates (Expected )
  3.  Better battery from the current mAh 2200 3000 mAh
  4. 16MP Camera with OIS & low light abilities ( No OIS)
  5.  Accessories ( All metal earphones, Headphones, screen protector and phone jacket)

Rumored Price and Availability (Updated)

The Tecno Boom J8 is rumored to launch this month across Africa. We have seen it being teased in Kenya and Rwanda. It should be available later this month or a couple of weeks later across Africa. From what we observed, the J8 might be anything between Ugx 500,000 – 800,000 with a mini version going for between Ugx 400,000 – 500,000.


Tecno Boom J8 in Nigeria: We have confirmed that the Tecno Boom J8 is selling at 41,000 Naira in Nigeria (About $200 or Ugx 700,000)

Tecno Boom J8 in Uganda: We have received  confirmation that the Tecno Boom J8 will be going for the price of Ugx  500,000 from Africell Uganda.

Tecno Boom J8 in Kenya: According to Mobitrends a Kenyan website, the Tecno Boom J8 is going for Ksh. 17,000 about ( $ 146, Ugx 565,000)

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  • OlodoRabata

    This phone surely would be the bomb in the markets!

    I wait for its launch although I hear some can buy it now sha

    • KEMI

      it’s in the market for now. I know people who are winning fabulous gifts just by buying the phone. It’s priced around 40k

      • Pepple

        Really? 40K, please where did you get it for that amount?

        • strange iq

          Hmmmm.. Its N41K everywhere o. Don`t be carried away.

          • Pepple

            Come to think of it. Affordables actually advertise theirs for 39,500. Can you beat that?!

      • harry yung

        i hop it continues at 40k cos of naira instability

        • strange iq

          Nah… Its N41k

        • KEMI

          It should. Especially considering that newer phones will be coming out.

      • Koji

        Please what kind of gifts are people winning and where?

        • KEMI

          Well, when you buy the phone, you wil be entered into a lucky dip. I know this happens at Digital Square Ikeja. Not sure about others now.

    • Pepple

      Stay updated bruv. it’s out already.

    • Glive

      Got Mine Already, It’s Got everything I need I’m a Phone. Very Sleek

      • strange iq

        really? Tell us more about it since you`ll have first hand experience

  • harry yung

    well i expect there next boom series..

    • ty

      It’s highly anticipated…..but it’s too soon to be expectant na

    • Shaneefe

      Have u bought this one??buy first before u r expecting anoda series

  • Pradar

    People who buy the phone now have higher chances of Qualifying for a trip to Paris. I don’t want to miss that chance.

    • strange iq

      So na so Paris hungry you reach?? After you go dey claim God father.

      • Shaneefe

        LOOOL paris is for everyone

    • Shaneefe

      Buy for me na let me have the chance too

  • ty

    The phone is actually 41k!

    • Shaneefe

      yes it is