It is no longer news that Tecno Mobile has finally launched their 2017 Flagship Android Smartphone featuring amazing specifications. This is the Tecno Phantom 8!
Before the introduction, recall that last year (2016) flagship phone is the Tecno Phantom 6 and Phantom 6 Plus, and in 2017, Tecno is skipping the rumored Phantom 7 for Phantom 8!
Introducing to you once more is the new Tecno Phantom 8! Tecno really did a lot of work to bring light into their latest device. Especially at the camera aspect.
Comes with virtually, almost all the lovely colors you can think about, Galaxy Blue, Champagne Gold, Black! Under it hood, we have amazing RAM, Internal Storage system but the same Memory or Sim selection.
Sounds cool to say, the Phantom 8 is trying to exchange your hard earned currency for a Selfie Smartphone! But in 2017, that’s not what we all want. We need some cool innovations from Companies targeting Africa and Nigeria.
Tecno Phantom 8 Specs
*. Display: 5.7″ FHD 1920 x 1080px touchscreen
*. Dimension: 159.95 x 79.5 x 7.9 mm
*. Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
*. Colors: Galaxy Blue, Champagne Gold, Black
*. Processor: MediaTek P25 running at 2.6 GHz Octa-Core
*. OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
– 12MP and 13MP AF Dual Rear Cameras
– Dual-Camera with 10x Super Zoom
– 20MP Bright Selfie
– Smart Dual Selfie Flash
*. Design: Diamond Fire
*. Sensors: G-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, E-Compass Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor
*. RAM: 6GB
*. Storage: 64GB ROM Expandable Micro SD, up to 2TB
*. Battery: 3500mAh with type-c light speed charge
*. 4G LTE: Yes
Design and Display
Tecno Phantom 8 comes with an elegant design and display. From the normal Metallic design to featuring a Diamond Fire Design, that looks like a pure craft from the sun making the design more attractive and its beauty is eye-watering.
On the screen display, the Phantom 8 comes with a 5.7-inch FHD 1920*1080px Touchscreen. Comparing it with the Phantom 6, we are seeing a bigger screen size.
Added to it, we have the 159.95 mm height, 79.5 mm width and 7.9 mm thickness. And available in the following colors; Galaxy Blue, Champagne Gold, Black.
Camera and Connectivity
Here is the deal breaker! The cameras seems to be the selling points of Phantom 8! On its arrival, it comes with a 20MP Front Camera with with dual led flash Bright Selfie and 12MP & 13MP AF Dual Rear Cameras.
In addition, the 12MP Sony IMX386 camera with 1.25um Ultra pixel Lens and a 13MP camera that are capable of 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom, according to the company!
The ultra pixel enables the phone to take a selfie with 2.0μm pixel effect. Pairing with a large F/2.0 aperture, it ensures more light onto the lens. The camera on the Phantom 8 and Phantom 6 has huge differences! The Phantom 6 specify on selfies.
It comes with Fast 4G LTE network that can roam in about 200 countries and regions with its multiple bands. Others includes; GSM | WCDMA | LTE | GPS | WiFi | BT | OTG | Type-C
Performances and Storage
For the 6GB of RAM on Phantom 8, Tecno really brighten the show with that specs. That’s double on the Phantom 6; 3GB of RAM! With this, your multitasking has been taken care of!
Company says, it capacitates multi-tasking of about 80 apps without interference. Powered by all-new LPDDR4X standard, the phone enables way faster data transmission speed – 70% snappier than the last generation – and consumes 50% less power easily.
And also, you have the huge 64GB internal storage that is expandable to 2TB. You can save a lot of images, videos, movies, applications and many more.
But then it comes with the MediaTek P25 based on 16nm processor that runs with less power, the processor will not tax your battery anymore, saving the juice for something more important.
Battery and Security
The Phantom 8 comes with a 3500mAh battery capacity non-removable, also bigger than the Phantom 6 2700mAh capacity.
It also boast of speed charging which takes 70 minutes to get fully charged. You also have the Reversible Type-C Light Speed Charge.
As expected, it comes with only Fingerprint sensor which is located at the rear (back) and it is a fingerprint magnet! Probably, the Plus version might come with the Iris Scanner, Water and Dust resistance!
Pricing and Availability
The Phone has been launched but the units has not yet been dispatched but first unit of production would also be coming to Nigeria.
So far, the pricing is yet to be known, but looking at the last year statistics, we are looking at within the range of N130K to N150k!
How do you see the Phantom 8?