Tecno Phantom 8, tecno mobile’s 2017 flagship has been launched. Though am still curious why they skipped Phantom 7 considering the fact that Tecno Phantom 6 was 2016 flagship.
Some people think Tecno skipped the 7th iteration of their flagship line just to play along with the big boys like Samsung’s Galaxy S8, its Note and Apple’s iPhone 8. Unlike its predecessor, the recently launched Phantom 8 has no Plus variant has earlier rumors had suggested. However, it came in different variants with discrepancies only in RAM and internal storage. Just like the Phantom 6, it was also launched in Dubai, United Arab Emirate at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel to be precise on October 22 2017.
What exactly do we know about the newly unveiled Tecno Phantom 8? Well that’s what this article is all about, the full gist on the Tecno P8 launch event. Tecno Phantom 8 specs and features were introduced by Tecno mobile Product Director (Miss Lu Han) at the Jumeirah Hotel Today (October 22 2017) in Dubai, UAE. Thousands of fans streamed the live event that lasted between 4PM – 6PM (Nigerian time) on YouTube and i must commend Tecno for the live streaming, it was one of the best have seen. The P8 launch slogan was “Capture Your Legend”.
Tecno Phantom 8 & Tecno Phantom 8 Plus Specifications and Price.
Unlike 2016 flagship whose virtually all specs have been leaked ahead of the launch event, we know little about the phantom 8 before the launch. As a matter of fact, we only know what Tecno has been teasing us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Below are the specs of the latest tecno phone.
October 22 2017 Update: Now we know everything that is it to know about the latest smartphone on the Phantom line. Check them out below.
Design & Display.
Tecno Phantom 8 is a 5.7-inch IPS touchscreen display smartphone with 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD) screen resolution device.
Design wise, Tecno mobile didn’t disappoint at all with the full metal (aluminium) unibody material used on the Phantom 8. Its front panel featured a 2.5D glass to give its Full HD display screen premium stunning look and feel.
According to Tecno_mobile, Diamond Fire Design crafted with 8 processes was used. It is Fashionable, unique, luxurious, comfortable. What do you say about that folks?
The new phantom came with only fingerprint scanner as its security measure and it is placed behind its rear camera as it is in Tecno Phantom 6. But there is no iris scanner as seen in phantom 6 plus
Processor & Operating System.
Techno phantom 8 is powered by an Octa-Core Mediatek processor with clocked speed at 2.6GHz. It runs on HiOS 3.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat out the box upgradable to Android 8.0 Orea.
Camera, Battery & Storage.
OMG! Tecno Phantom 8 boast of a whooping 20MP front facing camera with Led Flash and capabilities to take very quality pictures even in a low light condition. The front camera has smooth and brighten mode.
The rear camera on the other hand is a Sony IMX386 12MP + 13MP dual camera with ultra pixel lens.
Few among the features of the rear camera are Auto-refocus, 2X optical Zoom on the 12MP and 10X super digital zoom on the 13MP.
The phantom 8 is packed with 3500 mAh battery which tecno said will get fully charge within 70 minutes (1 hour : 10 minutes) with the USB Type-C light speed charging port and connector.
The newly launched Tecno Phantom 8 came with 6GB RAM / 64GB internal memory with support for SD card up to 2TB. Also it came with hybrid SIM set up meaning you can either use 2 micro sim card or a micro sim and an SD card.
Connectivity & Color.
Techno Phantom 8 is available in three different colors; Champagne Gold, Galaxy Blue and Phantom Black. They supports dual Sim Cards, Sd card slot, 2G, 3G and 4G+. It supports Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-fi direct, hotspot and USB Type-C.
Tecno Phantom 8 Price in Nigeria 2018.
Depending on your location in Nigeria, Phantom 8 cost 125,000 – 130,000 Naira, 40,000 Kenyan Shillings, 860,000 Tanzania Shillings, 1399 United Arab Emirate Dirham, 1670 Ghanaian Cedis.
Tecno Phantom 8 Complete Specs.
Display & Design.
- Dimension: 159.95 x 79.5 x 7.9 mm.
- Screen size: 5.7-inch IPS with 2.5D Glass front panel.
- Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (FHD).
- Pixel Density: 380 PPI.
- Body: Aluminium Metal.
- 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900.
- 3G: HSDPA 900/1900/2100.
- 4G: LTE.
- SIM Type: Dual Micro SIM.
Operating System & Processor.
- Android version: HiOS 3.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat.
- Processor Type: Mediatek Helio P25.
- Processor Speed: 2.6 GHz Octa-Core.
- Graphics Processor: Mali-T880 MP2.
- Main Camera: Sony IMX386 ultra pixel lens 12MP + 13MP camera with tri Led Flash.
- Video Recording: 1080p@30fps.
- Front Camera: 20MP with dual Led flash.
- Features: Auto-refocus, 2X optical Zoom on the 12MP and 10X super digital zoom on the 13MP.
- RAM: 6GB.
- Internal Storage Memory: 64GB.
- SD card Slot: Yes, support up to 128GB.
- 3500 mAh.
- Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Light, Fingerprint, Gyroscope.
- Bluetooth: v4.2.
- USB: USB Type-C, OTG support.
- GPS: A-GPS.
- Wi-Fi: WI Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, hotspot.
- Audio/Music Support: MP3, EAAC, WMA, WAV.
- Loudspeaker: Yes.
- Video Support: MMV, MP4, H.263, H.264.
- FM Radio: Yes.
- Champagne Gold, Galaxy Blue, Phantom Black.
It will be available in Dubai and many African countries which include Nigeria, Niger, Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Somalia, Zambia, Mozambique, Ghana, Senegal, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Congo Kinshasa, Congo Brazzaville, Ethiopia and Sudan.
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