Tecno Phantom 7 and Tecno Phantom 7 Pro will be Tecno upcoming Flagships for this year. In this post, we shall be reviewing the upcoming Tecno Phantom 7 Pro, rumoured specs, price and special features.
Believe it or not, TECNO Mobile is no longer what we knew them to be. In the past, they were known for dirty cheap devices. As the years roll by, they were able to upgrade their software and hardware. Like a brand who knows what is doing with a concrete plan for the future, they gradually penetrated Africa Mobile phone segment as the leading mobile brand. In 2016, TECNO chose Dubai as the venue for the launch for the Phantom 6 and Phantom 6 Plus – which happened to be her flagships for that year.
TECNO Phantom Series Pioneered TECNO Foray Into Global Market
The launch of the two flagship devices which took place at the Burj Khalifa Tower, Dubai pioneered TECNO’S foray into the Middle-East, North-America and South East Asia. The TECNO Phantom 6 Plus was the most specced of the two, boasting of 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage space. With that huge RAM size paired with a MediaTek Helio X20 Deca-core processor, running high task demanding apps wouldn’t pose a problem.
The Phantom 6 Plus was Great, the Tecno Phantom 7 Pro Should be Greater
The MediaTek Helio X20 Deca-core soc clock at 2.1GHz has tri-cluster processors with each designed to handle tasks differently. There is two high power ARM-A72 processors clock @ 2.1GHz, four medium power ARM-A53 processor clock @ 1.85GHz and four low power consuming ARM-A53 processors clock @ 1.3GHz. It can delegate simple tasks to one cluster of cores while directing more complex (and more power-hungry) tasks to the other clusters.
Looking at the above specs sheet, the Phantom 6 Plus is a powerful device that might stand the test of time. So if the phantom 6 Plus is that powerful, we expect the TECNO Phantom 7 Pro to be more powerful. Below are some of the features and specs we want to see in the upcoming Phantom 7 Pro.
Tecno Phantom 7 Pro design
From what we have seen lately from TECNO, we could sense the direction the company is going in terms of design. Tecno engineers have stepped up their game big time. The Phantom 6 Plus was good but the Camon CX was by far the most beautiful device from the brand. The upcoming Tecno Phantom 7 Pro is expected to raise the bar in design innovation and form factor compared to previous devices from the brand.
We expect it to be slimmer and lighter compared to what was obtained on the Phantom 6 Plus. Also the Phantom 6 Plus has its fingerprint scanner mounted at the back of the phone but looking at the TECNO I-series released in India after the launch of the Camon CX, it might be right to guess that the Phantom 7 Pro might come with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner.
One trend the Phantom 7 Pro might not follow is the removal of the headphone jack. We still expect the device to come with this feature because it is still an important feature in a smartphone today.
Tecno Phantom 7 Pro Display
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have shown how awesome a brilliant display on smartphones could be. No doubt, they have the best display on any smartphone right now. If we look at previous flagships from TECNO, Phantom Z, Phantom 5 and Phantom 6, they all have full HD display with 1080 *1920pixels resolution with little or no significant glass protection. Should we still expect the same feature on the Phantom 7? For me, I think it’s time to step up here.
We love what we saw on the Camon CX, the 2.5D glass display at the front panel was great for the price and lots more are expected from the phantom 7. From what we read online, the Phantom 7 Pro will feature a bezeless design with a resolution of 1440 * 2560 pixels or at worst a full HD IPS configuration. So guys what do you think here?
Software and Performance
The Phantom 6 Plus may have been termed the beast performance wise, the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 7 Pro will be faster and powerful with updated software and hardware. If the rumour flying around the internet is anything to go by, the device will be equipped with a MediaTek processor having at least 4GB of RAM.
MediaTek Helio X30 which is a Deca-core processor is the most powerful Soc from MediaTek and if everything about the Rumours flying abroad is true, the TECNO Phantom 7 Pro may come with the Soc.
There are even some online sources saying that the device will cramp as much as 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage space. If the rumour mills are true, then we might see the launch of another beast device from Tecno.
Tecno Phantom 7 Pro Camera Features
2017 is a year many OEMs upped their game in smartphone camera Innovation. With the Samsung S8 and S8 Plus, HTC U11 and Google pixel being the best Camera smartphones, it won’t be long before many of us drop our DRSL camera in favour of a smartphone camera. Many may argue if this could be possible, but judging from what smartphone cameras are capable of these days, the number of people depending on DRSL for photography may dip in the nearest future.
Coming back to what we expect from the upcoming Tecno Phantom 7 Pro camera. A better low light performance with an ultra large sensor for capturing clearer and brighter images, 4K video recording and optical image stabilisation are some of the features expected from the device.
A camera was not one of the strongest strengths of the Phantom 6 Plus, though it has a 21MP camera at the back, the Camon CX was significantly better. We expect the TECNO Phantom 7 Pro to tick many areas where the Phantom 6 Plus and Camon CX left untick. An IOS (optical image stabilisation), 4K video recording and better depth of field are some of the features of modern smartphone cameras and TECNO cannot afford not to include these on the upcoming flagship.
Dual Back Camera Could be a Reality
One trend that many smartphone brands are following these days is the dual camera bandwagon of a thing. Even the likes of Innjoo, Gionee and Infinix have all followed suit. The OnePlus 5 was just released with a dual rear camera similar to what the iPhone 7 Plus has. The Phantom 6 was Tecno’s first dual camera device with 13MP and 5MP camera configuration at the back. But considering what is expected from a flagship device these days, The Phantom 7 Pro might feature dual back camera similar to the one on iPhone 7 Plus.
We are in the era of visual reality, and phone these days now come full bloated with all necessary sensors and hardware for an immersive experience. A gyroscope is needed for VR headset to work seamlessly couple with other functionality. Previous devices from TECNO Mobile have not been great in this regard. Therefore we expect the Phantom 7 Pro to come with all these sensors-gravity sensors, light sensor, proximity sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometers, compass etc.
Connectivity options expected are GPS with GLONASS, USB type C 3.0, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm audio jack, WiFi hotspot, 4G Internet connection etc.
Tecno Phantom 7 Pro Battery
One great feature smartphone users consider before making a buying decision is the battery life. The Phantom 6 Plus packs 4050Mah of battery juice and Quick charging system which was excellent if you ask me. The Phantom 7 Pro is expected to be powered by nothing less than 4000mAh of battery and fast charging technology.
TECNO Phantom 7 Pro Release Date
It is no longer new that TECNO flagships are usually released around September of every year and this year own won’t be different. So if Tecno should honour her 12month refresh cycle, the Phantom 7 is expected to be released September 2017 otherwise it might arrive sooner.
TECNO Phantom 7 Pro Price and Availability
Tecno Phantom 7 and 7 Pro prices will depend on availability but one thing that is pretty sure is that they will be more expensive than their predecessor. We shall keep our eyes on the information about them and we promise to update this post with the right prices for the Phantom 7 and 7 Pro
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Tecno Phantom 7 Pro Specifications
- Brand Name: Phantom 7 Pro
- GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G: HSDPA 2100/1900
- 4G: Yes
- SIM Type: Dual SIM
- OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with HiOS
- Dimensions: N/A
- Weight: N/A
- Screen Size: 5.5-inch AMOLED Display with Corny Gorilla Glass
- Display: Full HD AMOLED Display with 1920*1080pixel resolution
- Sensors: G-sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, Compass
- Build: CNC Metallic Grade
- Colours: Gold. Grey and Black
- Processor Type: Deca-Core Processor
- Processor Name: MediaTek
- Graphics Processor: Mali GPU
- RAM: 4GB/6GB
- Internal Storage: 64GB/128GB
- External Storage: MicroSD card up to 258 GB
- Rear: 12MP + 12MP dual camera with autofocus and Quad-LED flash
- Video recording: 4K
- Front-facing: 8MP megapixel
- Music Support: mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr
- Loudspeaker: Mono
- Video Support: mpeg4, h.263, h.264
- FM Radio: Yes
- Bluetooth: v4.2
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
- GPS: Yes GLONASS
- USB: USB Type C v3.0; USB-OTG
- Charging: Fast charging
- Battery: Non-Removable Lithium Battery
- Availability: Coming soon
Where to buy TECNO PHANTOM 7 and 7 PRO
The TECNO PHANTOM 7 PRO will be sold in all Tecno retail outlets in Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Indonesia, UAE, Uganda, Ethiopia, Iran, India etc.