After successfully launching the Spark Series and a plethora of smartphones , TECNO Mobile launched the Tecno Phantom 8 as their biggest and most prominent device of 2017.
We were all expecting the arrival of Phantom 7 but TECNO decided to skip the number 7 and jump to 8 , which flows with the tide of flagship smartphones of 2017 ( i.e iPhone 8 , Galaxy S8 , Galaxy Note 8 ).
Tecno Phantom 8 was unveiled on the 22nd of October as the successor to Phantom 6. The device ships with a 5.7-inch 1920 x 1080 display , 6GB of RAM , 64GB Storage , 20MP camera and 3500mAh battery.
The Key Specs :
- 5.7-inch FHD display
- Helio P25 Octa-core 2.6GHz Processor
- 13MP + 12MP dual rear cameras
- 20MP front camera
- 6GB RAM
- 64GB storage
- 3500mAh battery with rapid charge
- Android 7.0 Nougat with HiOS v3.0 UI
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Design & Display :
Phantom 8 features a different design from its predecessors and this is
the third major design change on the Phantom series since its inception
in 2013. Shipping with a 5.7-inch FHD 1080 x 1920 display , the Phantom
8 is a premium looking smartphone that is expected to go head-to-head
with other flagship smartphones of 2017.
Tecno Phantom 8 comes with a full metal unibody that is glossy and
somehow looks like plastic. But don’t get it twisted , the Phantom 8 is
fully metallic with a 5.7-inch 2.5D glass screen. Tecno calls the design
“Diamond Fire Design” which , going forward , may be the design of other phantom devices.
hardware , the Phantom 8 is powered by an Octa-core MediaTek Helio P25
chipset clocked at 2.6Ghz frequency. It comes with 6GB RAM , 64GB
internal storage with an option to expand using a microSD card up to
The Phantom 8 runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with Tecno’s custom HiOS v3.0 UI
Tecno Phantom 8 sports 12MP + 13MP dual rear cameras which , according
to TECNO , provides “professional level photos for everyone”. The 12MP
camera uses SONY IMX386 sensor with f/1.8 lens and has 2X optical zoom ,
while the 13MP sensor has 10X optical zoom.
The camera also comes
with features such as Autofocus, portrait mode [refocus], Auto HDR,
Night mode, Superpixel and smart filters.
For selfies , the
Phantom 8 has a 20MP with “smart dual selfie” flash. The front camera is
30% brighter than its predecessor and includes features such as a
Smooth Mode as well as a Brighten Mode.
Phantom 8 ships with a 3500mAh battery which is an improvement on last
year’s edition. This phone has quick charge capability.
Pricing & Availability
Phantom 8 has been unveiled and is available Galaxy Blue, Phantom Black
and Champagne Gold. Tecno Phantom 8 price in Nigeria is yet to be
revealed but will likely cost above #100,000.
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Tecno Phantom 8 Specs
The Tecno Phantom 8 Specs :
- Availability: Announced Oct. 22
- Available: Yes.
- SIM: Yes , dual sim
- Platform: Android Operating System (Android 7.0 Nougat) + HiOS UI
- Fingerprint: Yes, rear-mounted.
- Technology: GSM / HSDPA / LTE
- 2G Bands: Yes
- 3G Bands: Yes
- 4G Bands: Yes , Band not specified
BODY & DISPLAY:
- Size: 5.7-inches FHD with 2.5D glass
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Pixels
- Protection: –
- Dimensions: 159.95 x 79.5 x 7.9mm
- Weight: –
- Build : Full metal , Diamond Fire Design
- Colours: Galaxy Blue, Phantom Black and Champagne Gold
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio P25
- CPU: 2.6GHz Octa-core.
- GPU: –
- WLAN: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: –
- GPS: Yes
- USB: Type-C
- OTG : Yes
- NFC: –
- RAM: 6GB
- Internal Storage: 64GB
- External Storage: Yes , microSD up to 2TB
- Rear Camera: 13MP + 12MP , Sony IMX386 dual rear cameras
- Rear Flash: Yes
- Features: Autofocus, portrait mode [refocus], Auto HDR, Night mode, Superpixel and smart filters
- Front Camera: 20MP
- Front Flash: Yes
- Features: Smooth Mode , Brighten Mode
- Capacity: 3500mAh
- Type: –
- Features: –
- Ambient Light Sensor
- Proximity Sensor
- E-Compass Sensor
- Gyroscope Sensor
What are your thoughts on the Tecno Phan tom 8