Tecno Phantom 8 Launched ; Specs And Price

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.


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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 & Software :

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

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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


  • 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
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  • 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: –


  • Sensors:
    • Fingerprint.
    • G-Sensor
    • Ambient Light Sensor
    • Proximity Sensor
    • E-Compass Sensor
    • Gyroscope Sensor

What are your thoughts on the Tecno Phan tom 8

Comments (1)

  1. when you talk of beauty and class you talk of the phantom 8,i would so love to get my hands on this device

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