Tenor D (also known as 10.or D), which is the company’s cheapest smartphone till date has started receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update with June 2018 security patches. The Tenor D is an entry-level smartphone priced at just Rs 4,999 and with this new update, it’s the cheapest smartphone to run the full version of Android 8.1 Oreo. We have other smartphones running Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) like the Nokia 1 and Lava Z50, but the Tenor D runs the near stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo. Other Tenor smartphones including the Tenor G and Tenor E are yet to receive the update.
To recall, Tenor promised that it would start rolling out Android Oreo update to its smartphones in July 2018, but sadly, it didn’t happen. Nevertheless, the update is now being pushed to Tenor D, and it weighs 1213MB in size. The update is being seeded via OTA; It brings June 2018 security patches, general stability fixes and all the Android 8.1 Oreo features such as new icons for Phone & Gallery apps, notification drawer colour changes with respect to dark/white wallpaper and more.
Other Android Oreo features such as Picture-in-Picture mode, Passwords save functionality, etc. have been added to the smartphone as well. The installation time took over 15 minutes, and so far, I did not notice any bugs on the smartphone, except for one random reboot. The fingerprint scanner unlocking speed has been improved as well.
Tenor D Specifications and Features
The Tenor D was launched earlier this year in two variants with 2GB of RAM & 16GB of internal storage priced at Rs 4,999 and the premium 3GB RAM & 32GB storage option is retailing for Rs 5,999 in the country. The Tenor D was introduced to take on Xiaomi Redmi 5A, which the Chinese company managed to sell in a large number. In fact, the Tenor D sports similar specs as the Redmi 5A.
The phone boasts a 5.2-inch display with 16:9 aspect ratio and HD resolution. Under the hood, the phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset, clubbed with 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage. There’s a dedicated microSD card slot as well for expanding the storage up to 128GB.
The Tenor D has a 13MP shooter on the rear side with LED flash support and a 5MP shooter is present on the front. The device is armed with a 3500mAh battery and offers connectivity options- 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS and a Micro USB port is present on the bottom.
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