Tecno Phantom 8 is the latest flagship smartphone from Tecno that looks to take things up from where the impressive Phantom 6 and 6 Plus left off. The device packs dual cameras, speedy octa-core processor and abundant RAM.
Tecno Phantom 8 Key Specs & Features
*.5.7-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (400ppi)
*.2.6GHz octa-core Mediatek Helio P25 CPU with 6GB RAM
*.Android 7.0 (Nougat) with HiOS
*.64GB Storage with support for memory card up to 256GB
*.12MP + 13MP Dual Rear Camera and 20MP Front Camera
*.4G LTE Data
*.Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
*.3500 mAh Battery
Design and Display
The Tecno Phantom 8 doesn’t look too bad for something to rub shoulders with heavyweights such as theSamsung Galaxy S8andiPhone 8. It sports a metallic chassis with an alluring 3D ‘DiamondFire Design’ for a premium touch. The edges are curvy and the overall profile is rather svelte at 7.9 millimetres.
Tecno Phantom 8 sports a 5.7-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. You may expect slightly sharper images than what the predecessor offered. There is robust Corning Gorilla Glass to protect against scratches.
This again joins the bandwagon of flagships rocking dual rear cameras. Tecno Phantom 8 combines a 12MP sensor with a 13MP sensor for greater image depth and quality. Youget Tri-LED flash, autofocus and 10X zoom among the shot features.
Bright selfies are on the card with this one. There is an amazing 20MP camera with dual-LED flash on the front. Selfie lovers are sure going to love this!
Hardware and Software
Apps and games will run with practically no glitches on the Tecno Phantom 8. This is because it boasts an octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 processor that gets support from generous 6GB RAM. The system memory is the company’s best ever.
For storage, you get 64GB space on the inside. This is expandable by jaw-dropping 2 TB using a microSD card. The Tecno Phantom 8 ships with Android 7.0 Nougat sporting HiOS 3.0 skin – this is a tad disappointing. But there’s promise of upgrade.
Another thing that may disappoint some buyers a bit is that the Tecno Phantom 8 comes with a 3,500mAh battery. However, this supports fast charging to reduce the amount of time it stays in the socket.
Tecno Phantom 8 features a fingerprint scanner and supports fast LTE connectivity. It has a USB Type-C port, dual SIM slots, USB On-The-Go (OTG), and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct.
Pricing and Availability
Tecno Phantom 8 is not yet available in Nigeria, Ghana, or Kenya as at the time of this post. It is expected at a price of 1399 AED. When available, you can buy the Android phone at leading online stores in the countries. Tecno Phantom 8 price in Nigeria is expected to range from 120,000 Naira to 170,000 Naira.
Tecno Phantom 8 Price in Kenya is expected to start at around 35,500 KSh. Price in Ghana starts at around GH₵ 1465. The Tecno Phantom 8 was launched in the UAE and is expected in a couple of countries in the Middle East.