If you are a regular here at TechArena, you may have seen our coverage of Tecno’s upcoming tablet, the DroiPad 8II. This is the fourth tablet from Tecno to be launched in Kenya in two consecutive years. The other three are the DroiPad 7Cs, DroiPad 8H, WinPad10.
The Tecno DroiPad 8II is finally available in retail stores in Kenya as of today. Its retail price is Ksh 17,499 and is available through Tecno partner shops around the country. This tablet comes into the market less than a week after Samsung launched the 2016 Galaxy Tab A 7.0 in the country. The Tab A is available for Ksh 20,999 and this makes things a bit hard for Tecno.
Unlike previous tablets by the company, the DroiPad 8II will not be available on Safaricom shops. Why? Basically, Safaricom is not a huge fan of dual SIM devices and this tablet comes with two SIM card slots so you will not find it there. Some of the previous Tecno tablets had single SIM slots and that is why they were available on Safaricom shops. Besides the offline partner stores, Tecno also plans to have the tablet on Jumia at a slightly reduced price.
The tablet market is still very small in Kenya as most people prefer detting phablets that can act as both smartphones and tablets.
Tecno DroiPad 8II Specifications
8 inch IPS display with a resolution of 800 X 1280 Pixels
64-bit Quad Core MediaTek MT 8735P Processor
1GB of RAM and 16GB storage space
Android 5.1 Lollipop
5,000 mAh battery
Reverse charging and OTG support
Dual Stereo speakers
Tecno will be giving away a flash disk to anyone who buys this tablet today.