The Tecno Phantom 9 is the latest smartphone from Tecno Mobility. And is the predecessor of the Phantom 8 released in 2017. The Tecno Phantom 9 is the first device from Tecno Mobility to feature an AMOLED display. This device has some amazing features some of which are an in-screen fingerprint scanner, triple camera setup, a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Display.
TECNO PHANTOM 9 KEY SPECS AND FEATURES
- 6.4 inch, FULL HD+ AMOLED DISPLAY, 1080×2340 pixels
- Octa-core 2.35 GHz Mediatek Helio processsor and 6GB RAM
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint sensor (in-screen)
- 128GB built-in storage
- 16 + 8 + 2MP Back camera and 32MP front camera
- Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Non-removable Li-Ion 3500mAh battery
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The Tecno Phantom 9 back and frame is made from a polycarbonate material now popularly called ‘glasstic‘. The back is curved and has patterned lines that cut across diagonally.
The Tecno Phantom 9 is clearly the best looking phone from Tecno this year.
It is a 7.8mm thick device. On the left of this device, you have the SIM tray that houses two 4G nano SIM cards and an SD card. On the right, you have a power button and the volume rocker keys. At the top, you have a microphone while the bottom spots a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microphone, a micro USB port and speaker grills.
Rocking the Phantom 9 display is a 6.4″ Full HD+ AMOLED display with 1080×2340 pixels resolution. At the top of the display is water-drop notch cut-out (housing the front facing camera), dual flash and earpiece. The device has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and giving the Phantom 9 about 84% screen to body ratio.
The Tecno Phantom 9 has no visible fingerprint sensor, but you can find it underneath the display (yeah, an in-screen fingerprint sensor).
At the back of the Tecno Phantom 9 are three cameras, just like the Tecno Camon i4. A 2MP depth sensor with an aperture of F/2.8, a 16MP main camera with an aperture of F/1.8 as well as an 8MP wide angle lens with an aperture of F/2.4. The main camera on the Phantom 9 gives you video mode where you can record 1080P videos.
On the frontal, you are getting a single 32-megapixel selfie camera with uniquely placed dual-LED flashes just on the bezels above the display.
Tecno Phantom 9 is powered by a 3500mAh non-removable battery. It comes with a 10W charger with a micro-USB cable. Unfortunately, the charger is not a fast charger. But this device supports fast charging. It charges from 0 to 100% in about 2hrs 30mins but with a third party fast charger it charges from 0 to 100% in about 1hr 59mins.
HARDWARE & SOFTWARE
Under the hood of the Tecno Phantom 9, runs an octa-core MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 SoC clocked at 2.35GHz. This is a power efficient CPU built on a 12nm architecture, and optimized for artificial intelligence (AI) technology. It is integrated with PowerVR GE8322 GPU, assisted with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage.
The price of this device ranges from $210 – $220 depending in your location and the deal. In Nigeria, the price of the Phantom 9 ranges from N75,000 to N80,000.
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TECNO PHANTOM 9 FULL SPECIFICATIONS
- Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- 2G band : GSM 850/900/1800/1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 3G band: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 4G band: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
- Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size: 6.4inches, 100.2 cm2 (~84.0% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Dimensions: 158.5 x 75.3 x 7.9 mm (6.24 x 2.96 x 0.31 in)
- Weight: 164.4 g (5.78 oz)
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- OS: Android 9.0 (pie)
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Card Slot Support: Yes, up to 1TB (dedicated slot)
- Internal: 128GB
- RAM: 6GB
- Triple: 16 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, 13mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.8, depth sensor
- Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Video: [email protected]
- Single: 32 MP, f/2.0
- Features: HDR
- Video: [email protected]
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.55mm Jack: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
- Radio: FM radio
- USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- Lapland Aurora
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
- Wireless Charging: No
- Fast Charging: Yes
- Water Resistance: No
- Dust Resistance: No
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