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. It was also launched in Dubai, United Arab Emirate at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel to be precise. What exactly do we know about the newly unveiled Tecno Phantom 8 Plus and 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’s 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 mobile for the live streaming, it was one of the best have seen. The P8 launch slogan is “Capture Your Legend”.
Design wise, Tecno mobile didn’t disappoint at all with the unibody full aluminium metal material used on the Phantom 8. Its front panel featured a 2.5D glass to give its Full HD display screen premium and stunning look. Tecno mobile said it uses Diamond Fire Design crafted with 8 processes and said it is Fashionable, unique, luxurious, comfortable. What do you say about that folks?
The new Phantom came with only Finger Print scanner as its security measure and it is placed behind its rear camera as it is in Phantom 6.
Phantom 8 is a 5.7-inch IPS touchscreen display smartphone with 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD) screen resolution device.
The new Phantom eight 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.
Tecno Phantom 8 features 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 ultra pixel lens 12MP + 13MP dual camera.
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.
We actually still don’t have the full details on the size of the battery, but Tecno mobile did say that it 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 one micro sim and one nano sim or a micro sim and an SD card.
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 the latest Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-fi direct and hotspot, USB Type-C.
Depending on your location in Nigeria, Phantom 8 cost 138,000 – 150,000 Naira, 40,000 Kenyan Shillings, 860,000 Tanzania Shillings, 1399 United Arab Emirate Dirham, 1670 Ghanaian Cedis.
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.
SIM Type: Dual SIM.
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.
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.
Internal Storage Memory: 64GB.
SD card Slot: Yes, support up to 128GB.
Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Light, Fingerprint, Gyroscope.
USB: USB Type-C, OTG support.
Wi-Fi: WI Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, hotspot.
Audio/Music Support: MP3, EAAC, WMA, WAV.
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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