The PHANTOM is back,” says TECNO on launching the latest addition to the PHANTOM smartphone series. Dubbed TECNO PHANTOM 9, the new phone redefines the way you view masterpieces in photography.
The Tecno Phantom-series is the line of flagship mobile devices from the maker. A family of smartphones whose chapter was opened in Tecno’s phone production history with the release of Phantom A and A Plus and grew up to the Phantom 8, which was launched in 2017.
And owing to the spectacular rave those devices mustered when they hit the markets, the brand’s customers and fans were all waiting with bated breath for the next phone that will join the family. Unfortunately for “the watchers”, Tecno Phantom 9 couldn’t be launched in 2018.
The good news is that the Tecno Phantom series is back with the launch of the Phantom 9. In today’s review, we will be discussing solid reasons that make the new Phantom 9 the most innovative mobile device from Tecno as of yet
Tecno Phantom 9 Key Specs
- 6.4″ Full-HD+ display
- 1080 x 2340-px resolution
- 16MP + 8MP + 2MP Main cameras with quad-LED flash
- 32MP front selfie camera featuring Uniquely Placed front LED flash
- Octa-core 2.3 GHz Mediatek Helio P35 CPU
- 6 GB of RAM
- 128 GB of built-in memory
- HiOS 5.0 based on Android v9 (Pie)
- 3500-mAh non-removable battery
- In-display fingerprint scanner; AR and Emoji Stickers
Tecno Phantom 9 Design and Display
The handset dazzles you with its glamorous artistic design, which is created with the aurora colour of Lapland on its back cover, giving the mobile a perfect level of aesthetics. Ogling at the Phantom 9’s innovative and unique body design. Its pure jade-like screen design and the flawlessly balanced ratio of the gold colour.
You would instantly fall in love with the resulting sophisticated artistic look this phone brings. Thanks to its cutting-edge technology and unmatched design.
The Phantom 9 is the numero uno choice of smartphones among Tecno’s flagship series.
It features around 84.83 per cent screen-to-body ratio and measures 158.46 x 75.3 x 7.85 mm in dimension. Even though it has a large 6.4″ display, the phone is still quite portable with its lightweight compact body.
This is achieved due to the U-shaped front-facing cam as well as the uniquely positioned front LED flash, both of which obviate the need for further space getting assigned to the front LEDs.
The new Tecno Phantom 9’s 6.4-inch Dot Notch display brings you a view worthy of a large theatre. It’s the first phone from the maker to sport a display that large. However, the big screen estate isn’t the best part; the manufacturer’s choice of the resolution is.
On a device sporting such a large screen, the higher the pixel resolution it provides, the better. The Chinese OEM understand this, which is why it opted for a Full-HD+ (1080 x 2340px) resolution, in lieu of the HD+ (720 x 1520 pixels) screen, featured in some recently released smartphones from the maker, such as the Camon 11, the Camon 11s and the Camon i4.
The Phantom 9’s AMOLED display ensures that the display is much brighter and much closer to natural colours.
Also, it displays more vividly looking images as a contrast between light and dark is suited perfectly. With the AMOLED screen filtering the blue light, you can rest assured that your eyes are always protected.
In the new release, Tecno takes mobile security to the next level by moving the fingerprint sensor from the back and hiding it under the phone screen. This revolutionary step forward ensures that you stay at the frontline of the newest fashion trends while also offering you advanced smartphone user experience.
Tecno Phantom 9’s in-display fingerprint scanner instantly unlocks the device when you turn it on and move your finger across the fingerprint area, which is displayed on the phone screen.
Tecno Phantom 9 Camera
The camera is the most innovative part of the Phantom. The phone packs 4 camera sensors in total, comprising 3 sensors at the rear and the last one upfront.
The rear camera setup contains a 16MP primary shooter with PDAF and quad-LED. It has 2MP depth sensor for Bokeh and other AI features, in addition to a large 8MP wide-angle lens.
Due to this advanced triple rear camera configuration (16 MP + 2 MP + 8 MP), the pictures you take with the Phantom 9 are much clearer, brighter, and more original.
The primary camera produces a much smarter photograph due to the newly updated AI Scene Detection as well as AI HDR function. With this market-leading tech, the new device is the world’s first smartphone to feature a dual front flash on a DOT notch display.
The 32 MP front-facing shooter, working in tandem with the newly enhanced AI Beauty mode, offers you a captivating selfie experience. Even in a low-light environment, you can snap your selfies, perfectly, without any cause to worry.
The Phantom 9’s camera brings you a whole new unique experience. Distinct from the normal angle lens you may be used to, pictures taken with this smartphone’s 120° wide-angle lens capture more content, exactly like what you would see with your own eyes.
This capability lets you save more as you express even more. The phone takes pictures very closely, even as close as 2.5 centimetres, with no details left out.
The camera also offers ultimate beautification experience as various beautiful stickers are installed on it. It also provides 75 facial features and comes with support for 120° recognition.
Phantom 9 Camera Pictures
Below are some photos taken with the Phantom 9
Tecno Phantom 9 Hardware and Software
This smartphone promises you more powerful performance. Its CPU is an Octa-core MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 SoC. This is clocked at 4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53.
It is paired with PowerVR GE8320 GPU, alongside 6GB of RAM as well as 128GB built-in storage capacity that can be expanded as much as 256GB with microSD.
With the 128 GB ROM and 6 GB RAM, you can easily back up files and data and also run different mobile apps at the same time.
Now, you don’t need to stew over running out of memory, which could make your phone crash. The Phantom 9 ensures that you find it easy to perform fluid and stable multitasking. Due to its practical and exceptional performance, it helps you simplify your phone use, allowing you to work efficiently.
The device CPU is a 12nm architecture and is well optimized for AI. It runs on Android v.9.0 Pie with the latest HiOS 5.0.
. Also, as a result of the upgraded system, Smart Panel and Battery Lab IA are able to identify and intelligently distribute your incoming calls, messages, news, and others. The Tecno Phantom 9 AI Assistant provides unrivalled convenience and serves as a smart reminder.
Tecno Phantom 9 Miscellaneous Features
Apart from the ones we explained above, Phantom 9 offers a slew of other exciting features and capabilities. It is equipped with the dual Nano-SIM option that comes with support for 4G LTE network. The latest phone is offered in Aurora colour of Lapland, Blue and Champagne Gold. It is powered by a 3500mAh battery, straight out of the box.
Questions about Phantom 9
1. When is Phantom 9 launch or release date?
Phantom 9 will be launched in Nigeria on the 4th of July, 2019.
2. How much is Phantom 9 in Nigeria?
TECNO Phantom 9 will retail for around N77,500 Naira to N80,000 Naira in Nigeria
Phantom 9 Images
|Phantom 9 Specs Details||Specs Listing|
|Announced||4th July, 2019|
|Body Build||Aurora Lapland with Aluminium frame|
|Dimension||158.46 x 75.3 x 7.85 mm|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Screen Size||6.4-inch with (~83.3% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 403PPi Density|
|Screen Type||FHD+ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M Colours|
|Display Protection||2.5D Curved Glass with corny Gorilla glass|
|Operating System||Android 9 with HiOS 5.0 on top|
|Chipset/Processor||Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 built on the 12 nm FinFet Process|
|CPU [ Central Processing Unit ]||Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Internal Storage||128GB ROM Expandable via MICRO SD up to 500GB|
|Back Camera||Triple cameras-16MP F1.8 main sensor + 2MP depth sensor + 8MP F2.2, 120-degree wide angle lens, Quad-LED flash|
|Front Camera||32 Megapixel F2.0 selfie snapper with dual LED flash|
|Camera Features||Autofocus, Continuous shooting, 8X Digital zoom, 2X Optical Zoom, Geotagging, Panorama, HDR, Touch focus, Face detection, Scene mode, Auto-watermark, delay capture, Mirror, Beauty Mode, AR shot, Portrait|
|Video Resolution||1080p@30fps, 720p@30fps|
|USB||Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG|
|WiFi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Technology||2G/3G/4G [ GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVO / LTE ]|
|2G Network Bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2|
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
|3G Network Bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network Bands||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Network Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps|
|Speaker||Yes, placed at the bottom|
|Audi Jack||Yes, 3.5mm Audio jack|
|Sound Enhancement||Active Noise Cancelation with a dedicated mic|
|Fingerprint||Yes, Under the screen|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, and Compass Sensor, Temperature sensor, Hall sensor|
|Additional Features||-WMV/RV/MP4/3GP player|
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Push to talk
- Voice command/dial
|Colour||Grey, Blue, Gold|
|Battery Capacity||3,500mAh Removable battery|
|Stand by Time||N/A|