Tecno Phantom 9 Specs and Price

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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. A feat made possible with its revolutionary triple AI camera. If you’re looking to get the best camera smartphone ever made by this Transsion-owned brand, you have it in the PHANTOM 9. It lets you record every one of your unforgettable moments while providing you with the fun of capturing vividly looking pictures.

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 phone 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

TECNO Phantom 9 image

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; thus, 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 — equipped with a 6.4″ 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 colors. 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. Fast, robust, and secure, the 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, 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 cam 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 flash. 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, at night (for instance), 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 centimeters, with no details left out.

The camera offers you with the ultimate beautification experience as various beautiful stickers are installed on it. It also provides 75 facial features and comes with support for 120° recognition. Also, the beautification and location aspects of the light are considered here. Pick one and capture as many pictures as you like and use real facial expressions to animate your favorite emoji. This enables you to catch more fun while taking pictures or recording videos.

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, which is clocked at 4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53. This 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 and Android v.9.0 Pie, and that brings us to the most fascinating part of the new Phantom 9. It has the latest HiOS 5.0, which works with the latest Android TM 9 Pie OS — a perfect and powerful example of a smartphone. With this newly upgraded capabilities, you will find that this advanced content is more interesting: IA Wizard, Video Beauty IA

. 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, the 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 N75,000 Naira to N80,000 Naira in Nigeria

Phantom 9 Images

Phantom 9 Specs DetailsSpecs Listing
Talk TimeN/A
ModelPhantom 9
BrandTECNO
Announced4th July, 2019
StatusAvailable July,2019
DESIGN
Body BuildAurora Lapland with Aluminium frame
Dimension
158.46 x 75.3 x 7.85 mm
Weight180g
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY
Screen Size6.4-inch with (~83.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 403PPi Density
Screen TypeFHD+ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M Colours
Display Protection2.5D Curved Glass with corny Gorilla glass
SOFTWARE
Operating SystemAndroid 9 with HiOS 5.0 on top
Chipset/ProcessorMediatek MT6765 Helio P35 built on the 12 nm FinFet Process
GPUPowerVR GE8320
CPU [ Central Processing Unit ]Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
Internal Storage128GB ROM Expandable via MICRO SD up to 500GB
RAM6GB
CAMERA
Back CameraTriple cameras-16MP F1.8 main sensor + 2MP depth sensor + 8MP F2.2, 120-degree wide angle lens, Quad-LED flash
Front Camera32 Megapixel F2.0 selfie snapper with dual LED flash
Camera FeaturesAutofocus, 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[email protected], [email protected]
CONNECTIVITY
USBMicro USB 2.0, USB OTG
BluetoothBluetooth V5.0
GPSYes
WiFiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
FM RadioYes
NFCN/A
NETWORK
Technology2G/3G/4G [ GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVO / LTE ]
2G Network BandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G Network BandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network BandsLTE 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 SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
SOUND
SpeakerYes, placed at the bottom
Audi JackYes, 3.5mm Audio jack
Sound EnhancementActive Noise Cancelation with a dedicated mic
OTHER FEATURES
FingerprintYes, Under the screen
SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity, and Compass Sensor, Temperature sensor, Hall sensor
Additional Features-WMV/RV/MP4/3GP player
-MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A player
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Push to talk
- Voice command/dial
- Organizer
ColourGrey, Blue, Gold
BATTERY
Battery Capacity3,500mAh Removable battery
Fast chargingYes
Battery TypeLi-PO
Stand by TimeN/A

Phantom 9 Rumour and What we Predicted

The TECNO Phantom 9 and Phantom 9 Plus production process might begin sooner than expected. After the 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month, a lot of smartphone manufacturers might have gotten enough inspiration for the year.

According to a source, TECNO has officially started production talks about the Phantom 9 and Phantom 9 Plus. Since the devices will be launched later in the year just like the latest iPhones. This is what we know for now, about the TECNO Phantom 9 and Phantom 9 Plus.

The Phantom 9 and Phantom 9 Plus will be more premium than ever, with a more advanced Aluminium Alloy 3D diamond lightning body. The back would be non-removable with a side dual sim slot as well. What we do not know however is whether TECNO will be joining the In-display fingerprint scanner trend.

The smartphones will come with the trending top-notch bezel-less display. This might be first TECNO smartphone to come with top-notch that flooded MWC 2018, according to the source. It’s too early to know how long the top-notch will be, but it should be able to house the selfie camera.

We expect to see a 6.2-inch bezel-less FHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. The screen should boast the current full view trend and. The screen to body ratio is expected to pass the 80% mark, according to the source.

The TECNO Phantom 9 and Phantom 9 Plus will house a more [powerful MediaTek chip. An Octa-core processor that clocks at a maximum speed of 2.6GHz is expected.

If the Phantom 8 should be used as a yardstick, Phantom 9 should come with nothing less than 6GB of RAM just like its predecessor and at least 128GB of storage.

Camera is the major focus for TECNO, therefore, we expect to see a better camera configuration with an enhanced low-light capability. The cameras at the back should be able to capture 4K resolution images with ease

The TECNO Phantom 9 and Phantom 9 Plus are expected to be announced in late 2018. The TECNO Phantom 9 is rumoured to be priced competitively, to compete with current best high mid-range devices in Nigeria

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TECNO's Best Smartphone Yet

If you're looking to get the best camera smartphone ever made by this Transsion-owned brand, you have it in the PHANTOM 9. It lets you record every one of your unforgettable moments while providing you with the fun of capturing vividly looking pictures.

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  • Camera
  • Performance
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25 Comments
  1. Sunday says

    I would appreciate it and thank GOD if he can let my hands touches this amazing phone for the days Ave been trying to get a good phone

  2. Uwakwe Emmanuel says

    A lovely phone mad camera bt battery life is nt gud 3500mh
    Dey would hv made it 4000mh

    1. Chomski says

      true that but trust me when you use the phone you’ll realize that the battery capacity is more than what is written there. And the camera is wonderful, you can even shoot a video with it…lol

    2. Abbeylincon says

      The phone is amazing!! Hope there’s not going to be the plus version?

  3. Emmanuel says

    This device looks great. I can’t wait to get my hands on one

    1. Stephen says

      Excellent. Waiting for the launch in Ghana too.

  4. olusegunade says

    i love the camera so much and tecno please keep using 5000mah battery. bbut this phone is still not a bad phone

  5. Prudence says

    Where can one get the phone, I really love it

  6. Oluwaleyemi Amos says

    Can i us my phone which is camon 11pro to swap with d latest phantom 9,,,…if. Yes how much will it cost me to change d phone

    1. Busayo says

      Hello Yemi, you can check any of TECNO store to see if this is possible

  7. Chomski says

    The phone has great specs for me I love it

  8. Digital Barker says

    The phone looks great, that all it has going for it in my opinion

    1. Bolaji says

      The battery is not on point

      1. scarycuteface says

        but seriously i would say the phone worth going for. the battery is still cool

    2. Chomski says

      There’s much more to it you know,

  9. Djibrilla Alfred says

    J’aime tecno et j’espère que le phantom 9 de tecno sera équipé du port USB type C cela rendra le téléphone plus différent.

  10. Speedle says

    Make phantom 9 and 9 plus come with latest lite cat 9 and 5G

    1. Steve Evanson kanyua says

      Kindly give me complete specification of Techno Phantom 9, price in Kenya Shillings and retail shop selling the same in Kenya.

  11. Speedle says

    Let the phantom 9 and 9+ come with lates lite cat 9 and 5G

  12. Okeybarca says

    When will the tecno phantom 9plus be release,and how much will it cost?. I look forward to see your reply. Thanks

  13. Emmanuel Asante says

    I need phantom 9 plus when is available

    1. Emmanuel Asante says

      Please, call me on 0241750439 when phantom 9 plus is released to the market so that I go for mine.

  14. Leroy NQ kundor says

    Please, I want my tecno phantom 9 now

  15. George K Armah says

    Any latest information on Tecno Phantom 9, the year is almost ending

  16. Leroy NQ kundor says

    please let tecno phantom 9 contain multi Windom , water proof

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