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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 was launched


    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


    In January, officially launched a second mobile brand itel, started a 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 T780 in Africa.

  • 2008

    In 2008, clarified strategy: Focusing on Africa and building brands


    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 there presentation models in Africa market.

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

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

  • 2009

    In 2009, Shenzhen Yantian Factory was officially put into operation; after-sales service brand Carlcare was founded


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

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

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

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

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

  • 2010

    In 2010, TECNO sales ranked among the Top 3 in the African mobile phone market


    In January, TECNO launched two 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 a facility in Ethiopia


    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 first Music 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 a variety of smart devices, widely praised by consumers


    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 Qualcomm chipsets.

    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, launched smartphone brand Infinix


    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 smartphone Phantom 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 smartphone family "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, created accessories brand oraimo


    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 15th and 72nd Most Admired Brand”by African consumers according to African Business magazine; Infinix held a product launch conference in cooperation with SOUQ; Oraimo's first flagship store in Nigeria opened.

  • 2015

    In 2015, decided to expand the Indian market; created home appliance brand Syinix


    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 entered Safaricom 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 participated Uganda'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, enter global emerging markets based on the success in Africa


    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.

  • 2017

    In 2017, TRANSSION joined hands with Spice Mobility to re-launch the Spice brand in India


    In January, Carlcare opened its fifth Service Centre in Ivory Coast.

    In February, TECNO’s campaigns for the Phantom 6, Camon C9 and Winpad were shortlisted for the Dubai Lynx Awards.

    In March, TECNO launched its latest camera phone Camon CX | CX Air along with its latest phablet, the PhonePad 3; the first SKD Syinix TV came off the production lines at TRANSSION’s factory in Ethiopia; Carlcare opened its first after-sales service centre in Liberia.

    In April, TECNO donated two million KSH to buy food and drinking water for over 2,000 residents in Kenya’s drought-stricken Isiolo Community; itel opened its first exclusive store in Mali; Syinix together with oraimo sponsored World Environmental Day event in Kenya; Carlcare opened its first after-sales service centre in Mauritania.

    In May, TECNO set up TECNO funds to provide scholarships and school supplies for more pupils in Nigeria; TECNO organised a charity bazaar at Uganda Christian University to raise money for children in orphanages; TECNO’s campaign for the Camon C9 was awarded a 2017 AME (Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness) Silver Medallion in the electronics category; the Infinix S2 Pro launch event was held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    In June, TECNO participated as a Platinum sponsor at the ICT Expo Ethiopia; itel held charity events together with local superstars in Uganda and Tanzania and made a donation to an orphanage in Mozambique; the Spice brand was re-launched in India with after-sales service provided by Carlcare; oraimo was launched in India; Syinix launched a new air conditioner product line sold in Nigeria, Benin and Mali.

    In July, itel visited Malawi’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital and provided blankets and food to the hospital’s child patients; Syinix opened two high-end flagship shops in Ethiopia; oraimo became the official sponsor of the KIU Titans, the basketball team of Kampala International University in Uganda; Carlcare opened its first after-sales service centre in Myanmar.

    In August, TECNO was available at Morocco Mallin Casablanca, the largest shopping mall in North Africa; Infinix launched the Infinix Note 4 in India and Indonesia; Carlcare opened its first self-operated after-sales service centre in Vietnam.

    In September, TECNO opened a Smart Hub in Tanzania, serving as an integrated intelligent experience store that provides professional shopping guidance, smart phone experience, after-sales service, accessories service and leisure interaction; Infinix held its Note 4 launch event in Columbia; itel launched the VoLTE smartphone S41 in India; oraimo officially announced to foray into the Nepalese market; Carlcare opened its first self-operated after-sales service centre in India.

    In October, itel held 10th anniversary distributor meetings in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Cote d'lvoire and Guinea; TECNO unveiled its new Phantom 8 smartphone in the Middle East.

    In November, Infinix launched its Zero 5 smartphone in Dubai in partnership with Souq.com; itel Rwanda won in the Facebook Brand category at the 2017 Smart Service Awards.

    In December, TECNO opened its first brand outlet shop in Bangladesh; Syinix opened its fourth flagship shop in Ethiopia.

  • 2018

    In 2018, TECNO officially launched its global flagship series Camon in India


    In January, TECNO officially launched its global flagship series Camon in India with the release of the Camon i; itel’s Rwanda team donated stationeries and household items such as pens, notebooks, schoolbags and shoes for more than 1,000 teenagers at the Kimisagara Youth Centre in Kigali.

    In February, Infinix joined hands with the Mumbai Football Club to launch the Hot S3 in India; in partnership with Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecommunications service provider, itel launched its budget friendly itel A40 and itel A41 4G smartphones.