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Tecno Phantom 9: Everything You Need to Know About It

TECNO is very popular on the African continent for its affordability. However, the trusted brand has a premium line known as the TECNO Phantom. After more than a year of silence, “the phantom is back” says TECNO on the launching of the newest addition to their ever high-quality Phantom smartphone series. Dubbed PHANTOM 9, the new device takes smartphone photography to a whole new level, thanks to its outstanding triple A1 camera.

If you are a budding photographer, professional photographer, lover of selfies or you just want to pride yourself by owning a smartphone with the best camera ever made by TECNO, the PHANTOM 9 is your best bet. Whether its a family picnic during the daytime or clubbing at night, the PHANTOM 9 makes you record all your beautiful moments while offering you with the fun of capturing crystal clear pictures.

The Tecno Phantom series exhibits the best TECNO has to offer and has gathered so many praises from both the local and international market. Fans and customer of Tecno were all waiting anxiously when rumors of the phantom 9 spread like wildfire in 2018. Unfortunately, Phantom 9 was unable to launch in 2018. Fast forward to July 2019: its no longer rumors, it is official, the Tecno Phantom series is back with the launch of the Phantom 9. In today’s review, Naijmobile presents to you the Tecno Phantom 9 stunning specs and price

Tecno Phantom 9 Design and Display

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The device comes with an eye-catching artistic design made with aurora color of Lapland on its back cover, which gives the smartphone a glamorous appearance.

Looking at the Phantom 9’s unique and innovative body design, its crystal-clear jade-like screen design and the perfect ratio of the grid color, you are sure to fall in love with its artistic look at first sight. Thanks to its modern technology and one-of-a-kind design, the Phantom 9 is the number one choice among the Phantom series.

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The handset features around 84.83% screen-to-body ratio and measures exactly 158.46 x 75.3 x 7.85 mm; thus, although it has a massive 6.4 display, the Phantom 9 can still fit into your pocket or purse with its lightweight, compact body. This is possible due to the U-shaped front-facing camera and the front LED flash.

The beautiful Tecno Phantom 9 also features a 6.4″Dot Notch display which gives you a great view when you play games or watch videos. The Phantom 9 will be the first phone from TECNO to have such a large display. That’s not all; the Phantom 9 is also equipped with a full-HD+ (1080 x 2340) resolution.

The Phantom 9’s is also equipped with an AMOLED display to give you a brighter and more natural look. The AMOLED screen helps filters blue light, so you are assured your precious eyes are free from strains.

In terms of security, TECNO took their game the next level by taking the fingerprint sensor from the back and placing it under the fingerprint screen. This fantastic feature ensures you stay up-to-date with the latest fashion trend while also enjoying top-notch smartphone user experience. Sleek, durable and fast the Tecno Phantom 9’s in-display fingerprint scanner unlocks the device without any glitch as soon as you power it on and move your finger across the fingerprint scanner on the phone screen.

Tecno Phantom 9 – Full Specifications

Launch

  • Also Known As
    Tecno Phantom 9, Phantom Nine
  • Announced
    2019, June
  • Status
    Express Release: 2019, July

Body

  • Dimensions
    158.46 x 75.3 x 7.85 mm (6.17 x 2.93 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight
    186 g (6.56 oz)
  • Build
    Front/back glass, aluminum frame
  • SIM
    Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Display Type
    AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size
    6.4 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~83.3% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution
    1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~408 ppi density)
  • Touch Screen
    Yes, up to 10 fingers
  • Display Protection
    Corning Gorilla Glass 4 (unconfirmed)
    – 2.5D Curved Glass
    – HiOS 5.0

Platform

  • Operating System
    Android 9.0 (Pie)
    – HiOS 5.0
  • Chipset
    Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12 nm)
  • CPU
    Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8320

Memory

  • RAM (Memory)
    6 GB
  • Storage Capacity
    128 GB
  • Card Slot
    Yes, up to 500 GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)
  • Phonebook
    Practically Unlimited
  • Call Record
    Practically Unlimited

Main Camera

  • Camera Type
    Triple Lenses
  • Camera Sensor(s)
    16 + 8 + 2 megapixel main camera
  • Camera Features
    Autofocus
    Continuous shooting
    Digital zoom
    Digital image stabilization
    Geotagging
    Panorama
    HDR
    Touch focus
    Face detection
    White balance settings
    ISO settings
    Exposure compensation
    Self-timer
    Scene mode
    Sensor size – 1/2.8″
    Pixel size – 1.12 μm
    Phase detection
    6-element lens
    Secondary rear camera – 8 MP wide angle lense
    Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
    Third rear camera sensor – 2 MP depth of field lense
  • Video Resolution
    1080p@30fps, 720p@30fps
  • LED Flash
    Yes, Quad-LED (Single-toned) flash

Selfie Camera

  • Camera Type
    Single Lens
  • Camera Sensor(s)
    32-megapixel
  • Camera Features
    Face Beautification
    HDR+
    scene recognition
    AI FaceID
    Dual-LED
  • Video Resolution
    1080p@30fps
  • LED Flash
    Yes, Dual-LED

Tecno Phantom 9

Tecno Phantom 9
  • Display: 6.4 inch pixels 1080 x 2340 Full-HD+ display
  • Camera: 16 + 8 + 2 MP Back / 32 MP front
  • Storage: 128 GB
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.35 GHz Mediatek Helio P35
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)

Tecno Phantom 9 Camera

The Tecno Phantom 9 camera is unarguably the most eye-catching part of the phone. The Phantom 9 has a total of 4 camera sensors: 3 sensors at the back and one at the front.

Rear Camera: 16mp+8mp+2mp triple camera. F2.2 Aperture, Quad LED flash, 1080@30fps video

Front Camera: 32mp dual selfie camera, f2.0 Aperture, AI Face Recognition, dual LED flash, 1080p@ 30fps video capture.

The advanced triple rear camera of the Phantom 9 will make your picture clearer, brighter, and more natural. Due to the new AI scene detection and AI HDR function, the rear camera of the Phantom 9 produces are a smarter photograph. Also, It may interest you to now that the Phantom 9 is the world first ever smartphone to come with dual flash. The 32mp dual selfie camera offers you are a very clear selfie even in the darkest of
places.

The Phantom 9 camera offers you a captivating experience. Different from the regular angle lens you may be familiar with, photos taken with the Phantom 9 120-degree full angles lens capture more content similar to what you would see with your eyes. The features allow you to express yourself more. The Phantom 9 captures images very closely, even a close as 2.5 centimeters, with no blurs or details left out.

The camera is packed with beautiful stickers you can use to decorate your photos. It also offers more than 70 facial features and supports 120-degree recognition.

Below are some photo taken with the Phantom 9.

Tecno Phantom 9 Hardware and Software

Applications and games will run without any glitch on the Tecno Phantom 9. This is because it boasts an Octa MediaTek MT 6765 Helio P35 processor that gets support from generous 6gb Ram. For storage, you get 128GB space on the inside which can be expanded by jaw-dropping 256GM using a microSD card. The Tecno phantom 9 ships with Andriod 9.o pie with the latest HIOS 5.0

Battery and other features

Juicing up the Phantom 9 is a 3500mAh battery, and it does not end there. It also comes with a super fast charging allowing for a quick top-up of the battery. The Phantom 9 supports 4G LTE network and dual sim slots. The phone is offered in champagne gold, blue and Aurora color.

Pricing and Availability

The Phantom 9 is not yet available in Nigeria, but it is rumored to begin sales on the 10th of July in India and from there cut across Nigeria, Kenya, and other African countries. When it hits the Nigeria market, you can be able to buy the Phantom 9 from leading online stores like Jumia and Konga. The Tecno Phantom price is expected to be in the neighborhood of N75,000 to N80,000 in Nigeria.

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