Tecno focused its business on Africa and the South Asian market.
However, following market research conducted in Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America, the company found that Africa was the most lucrative region. As a result of this, in 2008, it stopped doing business in Asia to exclusively focus on Africa.
In 2006, Tecno Mobile was founded as Tecno Telecom Limited, but later changed its name to Transsion Holdings with Tecno Mobile serving as one of its subsidiaries. In 2007 Tecno created a second brand iTel that sold in Africa and in May 2017 was recognized as "most student friendly brand". Early 2008, Tecno shifted its market target entirely to Africa following market research. In 2010 ascended into the top three mobile phone brands in Africa. In 2012, Tecno released the first "Made in Ethiopia" smartphone. Tecno announced in 2016 their first mobile phone to run on Marshmallow. In 2016, Tecno Mobile launched "The Best Camera Smartphone In Africa". In the same year, Tecno launched the Tecno Phantom 6 and Tecno Phantom 6 Plus with a Biometric authentications security followed by the Phantom 8 that was unveiled at an event in Dubai In 2017, Tecno Mobile launched its first Dual front led flash device, the phone is dubbed Tecno Camon CX.
Tecno Mobile’s made inroads in India follow its earlier success in Africa. In April 2016 phones officially hit the shelves in India, Tecno Mobile has identified other emerging markets, besides Africa, where the population is large and purchasing power low. It entered the Bangladesh and Nepal markets in 2017 and has started trial sales in Pakistan.
In January 2018 Tecno launched another smartphone on the Camon series dubbed Tecno Camon CM in Kenya,Nigeria,Ghana,South Africa,Uganda and India which became the first device from Tecno Mobile to feature the 18:9 aspect ratio.