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Since its establishment, TRANSSION has been moving forward and growing exponentially. It has made remarkable achievements, gained high recognition among the industry and attracted extensive attention from international communities.
  • 2006

    In 2006, TECNO TELECOM LIMITED (predecessor of TRANSSION HOLDINGS) was established, Launched TECNO

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    In July, TECNO TELECOM LIMITED (predecessor of TRANSSION HOLDINGS) was established.

    In August, Set up a consumer electronics research & development center; In the same month, TRANSSION’s first mobile phone, TECNO T201, was successfully launched.

    In September, set up a design institute, adopting world top class industrial design into TRANSSION's products.

    In November, embarked on its global marketing network plan and engaged in developing localized telecommunication devices that are suitable for different markets.

    In December, set up an office in Shun Hing Square, Shenzhen.

  • 2007

    In 2007, launched itel

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    In January, officially launched a second mobile brand itel, starteda dual-brand strategy.

    In February, TECNO launched 5 new models simultaneously in the global market; itel launched its Fun series.

    In November, TECNO launched its first dual SIM mobile phone T780in Africa.

  • 2008

    In 2008,business strategy identified: focus on African market and build self-owned brands

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    In June, set up TRANSSION’s first office in Africa--Nigeria Office.

    In July, decided to enter Africa market after comprehensive consideration and started developing Africa-focused brand marketing.

    In September, launched TECNO T570, which became one of therepresentation models in Africa market.

    In October, built up aregional management system in Eastern and Western Africa.

    In December, TECNO launched its first four SIM mobile phone “4Runner”.

  • 2009

    In 2009, after-sale service brand Carlcare was established

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    In April, TECNO launched T71, its first mobile phone with QWERTY keyboard.

    In July, TECNO T72, TECNO’s first mobile phonewith TV, was launched.

    In August, TECNO launched its first mid-range business-oriented mobile phone, T770.

    In September, TECNO launched its first business-oriented minimobile phone with QWERTY keyboard, 0707.

    In December, TECNO launched its business series together with a new model named “SYSTEM” (T950).

  • 2010

    In 2010, TECNO ranked Top 3 mobile brand in Africa in terms of sales volume

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    In January, TECNO launchedtwo models, K30 and K50.

    In March, TECNO launched T7, equipped with a unique and innovative rotatable navigation key, which was used in TECNO products for the first time.

    In April, Carlcare service centre in Nigeria went into service.

    In August, TECNO launched its first touchscreen mobile phone T9.

    In September, TECNO launched its first model of IRONMAN series, T616.

  • 2011

    In 2011, set up our own factory in Ethiopia

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    In January,TECNO HD11, first model from TECNO “HDsee” series with high definition IPS screen technology was launched.

    In July, TECNO’s product portfolio with 7 series was determined during mid-year meeting; itel launched its second series “Music”, with its firstMusic model“X1”.

    In September, set up our own factory in Ethiopia.

    In October, TECNO was awarded as "Customers' Most Trusted Brand" for 2011-2012 in Ghana.

  • 2012

    In 2012, launched smartphone brand Infinix

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    In January, launched Infinix, ahigh-end mobile brand for smart devices only.

    In February, TECNO launched its first Android smartphone, T1.

    In April, TECNO partnered with Opera by launching an Opera model for Internet surfing.

    In May, TECNO partnered with Qualcomm and launched T3, its first device with Qualcommchipsets.

    In June, TECNO partnered with MTN Nigeria; the first TECNO exclusive shop opened in Nigeria.

    In July, TECNO partnered with Facebook, launched a TV phone, TV70.

    In September, TECNO partnered with Etisalat Nigeria and Safaricom Kenya.

    In November, TECNO started cooperation with Spinlet and 2GO, part of TECNO phones are pre-installed with these two software; TECNO partnered with airtel Nigeria.

    In December, TECNO started cooperation with airtel Uganda and airtel Kenya.

  • 2013

    In 2013, achieved great success in smartphone sector and gained a favorable reception.

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    In February, itel launched its smartphone series iNote, targeting at Africa market with high product performance and reasonable price.

    In March, Infinix Mobility entered Nigeria market.

    In April, TECNO released its first QWERTY smartphone.

    In May, TECNO partnered with Etisalat to release its flagship smartphonePhantom A+, one of the most popular smartphones in Nigeria for year 2013; Infinix unveiled Race Eagle smartphone in Nigeria; itel and Airltel Uganda unveiled the smartphone iNote mini.

    In June, Infinix launched a tablet, Joypad.

    In July, itel launched its second smartphone, iNote Beyond.

    In August, Infinix and airtel launched new smartphones in Nigeria, Race Max Q and Race Bolt Q; Infinix was launched in Saudi Arabia. itel and airtel Uganda unveiled iNote Beyond.

    In September, TECNO partnered with Etisalat to launch its flagship tablet Phantom PAD in Nigeria.

    In October, TECNO and MTN unveiled two smartphones in Uganda, P3 and Phantom A+; itel and airtel Nigeria introduced the customized it2060; TECNO held “Groundbreaking Ceremony” in the ICT industrial park in Ethiopia.

    In November, TECNO released a new smartphonefamily "Live Smart”; TECNO entered Egypt market; itel released its third smartphone, iNote Heron; TECNO partnered with Etisalat to launch its second flagship smartphone, Phantom AIII, in Nigeria.

    In December, Infinix launched smartphone RACE MAX Q in France; Infinix launched tablet Joypad in Saudi Arabia.

  • 2014

    In 2014, established anaccessory brand, Oraimo

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    In January, TECNO carried out "Talk and Clean" campaign to reduce e-waste.

    In February, the first batch of itel VIP stores were set up in Mali, Rwanda and Nigeria; Oraimo, the mobile phone accessories business, started to build its team.

    In March, TECNO Phantom A+ was awarded "The Most Popular Smartphone of The Year”by MOBILE WORLD in Ghana.

    In April, the first shipment order of mobile phone accessories for the Nigeria market was confirmed.

    In May, TECNO partnered with Ministry of Youth & Sports to sponsor "Ghana to Brazil" World Cup campaign;The mobile phone accessories brand Oraimo was officially introduced and its official website went online.

    In August, Oraimo's flagship store in Kenya opened.

    In September, Infinix ZERO, Infinix’s first e-commerce smartphone was launched.

    In November, TECNO won the International Quality Crown Award in the Gold Category in London.

    In December, TECNO was awarded "The Most Promising Brand" and "Top Emerging Brand" at Ghana's Top Brands Awards; TECNO and itel respectively ranked 15thand 72ndMost Admired Brand”by African consumers according to African Businessmagazine; Infinix held a product launch conference in cooperation with SOUQ; Oraimo's first flagship store in Nigeria opened.

  • 2015

    In 2015, decided to explore India market, established the home appliance brand Syinix

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    In March, Infinix Hot Note, its first mobile with “2 days” standby was launched in both Africa and Middle East.

    In May, TECNO Phantom Z was awarded "The Smartphone of The Year" by GTA for 2015.

    In June, Infinix HOT Note, its first mobile with “2 days” standby was launched in Indonesia. Oraimo has successfully enteredSafaricom stores, the Kenya's largest mobile operator; Home appliance brand Syinix was established.

    In July, itel participated to the International Fair of Kinshasa, the only large-scale international exhibition in DRC, and the International Fair of Rwanda; Oraimo sponsored the African chapter of the Commonwealth Boxing championships.

    In August, Infinix cooperated with Google and launched Africa's first Android One smartphone Infinix Hot 2 in Nigeria.

    In September, TECNO participatedUganda's largest annual trade fair, Uganda Manufacturers Association;At the same time, TECNO entered Zimbabwe market; itel explored market in North Africa and Southeast Asia.

    In October, itel entered Bangladesh; Oraimo cooperated with Nigeria's Popular TV station "Channels TV" , participating in tech program named "TECH TREND" .

    In November, Infinix launched Hot Note 2 in Nigeria.

    In December, Infinix launched ZERO 3. Syinix became the exclusive sponsor of Lagos local TV station for 2015-2016 New Year's Eve shows.

  • 2016

    In 2016, TRANSSION achieved remarkable accomplishment in emerging markets with each of its sub-brands highly praised and favored by consumers

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    In January, Infinix’s first “Infinix House”, combining office and experience store, was opened in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    In February, Zero3, the latest product of Infinix, was launched in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    In March, TECNO DroiPad 7C Pro was launched; TECNO SPOT, an online community for users, was officially launched; Boom J8, TECNO's first smartphone running its own operating system-HiOS was launched.

    In April, Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Debretsion visited TRANSSION’s factories in Ethiopia.

    In May, TECNO launched its first smartphone running Android 6.0 Marshmallow — TECNO W4; TECNO was rewarded the Most Popular Mobile Brand of The Year at the 6th GITTA (Ghana Information Technology & Telecom Award); Infinix won the award of 2016 Best New Comer Brand in Indonesia.

    In June, the camera focused device TECNO Camon C9 was launched; Infinix won the award “Mobile Phone Brand of the Year 2016”in Nigeria; Infinix launched the X Earphone and its activity tracker X Band to celebrate the one year anniversary in Indonesia.

    In July, TECNO’s first flagship store in Ibadan, Nigeria was opened; TECNO cooperated with “GOGE Africa”to develop teenager’s innovation abilities; Infinix hosted the launch event of Hot S in Jakarta, Indonesia and Cairo, Egypt; Carlcare after-sales service centre was officially opened in Vietnam; Syinix TV was launched.

    In August, TECNO officially inaugurated the EDU-TEC program and launched the educational tablet — WinPad 10; Together with Jumia, Infinix hosted the launch event of NOTE3, X Band and X Earphone in Kenya; Infinix won the award of the Most Innovative Smart Phone Brand of the Year given by Technology Africa; Oraimo expanded to Dubai, Ghana and Sudan.

    In September,TECNO Phantom 6 & 6 Plus , flagship of the year, were launched in Dubai; itel hosted the 1st Miss itel in Mali; Together with Jumia and MTN, Infinix launched NOTE3, X Earphone and the operating system XOS in Ghana.

    In October, TECNO Kenya hosted the launch event of Phantom 6 & 6 Plus, flagship of the year, in cooperation with the country’s biggest communications company SAFARICOM LIMITED; Infinix marched into Vietnam and released NOTE3,HOTS,HOT4 as well as X Earphone.

    In November, TECNO signed a contract with ICT to establish its first factory in Egypt; Together with Jumia, Infinix launched its 2016 flagship, ZERO 4, in Kenya;Infinix marched into Uganda and became the strategic partner of Kilimall, the leading E-commerce website; TECNO WinPad2 was launched.

    In December, TECNO’s first exclusive store in Egypt was opened; TECNO EDUTEC DroiPad7C Pro was launched in Egypt.

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