The anticipated smartphone becomes Tecno’s second launched device this year — after the Spark 3 and 3 Plus in May. It also happens to succeed the Phantom 8 that launched in 2017. The one year delay in launching isn’t commented on, but we assume is to perhaps innovate it more without rush considering it as one of the company’s high-end smartphones.
On the other hand, its delay explains the new unique specs & features that have been embedded on the phone. This shows how the company is keeping up with the latest smartphone-tech trends.
In our recent article, the specifications and features we mentioned are the very ones we are seeing on the new devices. Unlike the price, we predicted UGX1M considering that its predecessor cost UGX1.4M, the Phantom 9 is priced at a RRP of UGX919,000.
The price becomes our first impression considering a high-end smartphone is UGX481,000 short its predecessor. The colors available we only have come across the Lapland Aurora variant.
Specifications and Features
The Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) comes with a 6.4-Inch FHD AMOLED display with a water-drop notch. Comes with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The display is protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
On speed, and storage, the Phantom 9 runs on Android 9.0 (Pie), Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 chipset, an Octa-core processor with a GPU of PowerVR GE8320 and a non-removable battery of 3,500mAh. This is all coupled with a 6GB RAM and an internal storage of 128GB, expandable to 1TB first of its kind on any Tecno mobile.
In terms of its imaging and video, the Phantom 9 comes with a rear camera setting. The sensors — 16MP primary + 8MP ultra-wide angle + 2MP depth sensor with an aperture of f/2.2. The front-facing camera meanwhile is embedded in the water-drop notch, with a 32MP sensor and an aperture of f/2.0. All cameras support 1080p at 30fps video recording.
Connectivity, the Phantom 9 supports a 3.5mm standard audio jack, Wi-Fi, BlueTooth V5.0, microUSB v2.0, USB-OTG, and GPS.
The most talked and hyped feature is its in-display fingerprint scanner first of its kind on Tecno smartphone. The same feature we have come to see smartphone manufacturers like; Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Nokia embed in their newest handsets.
Price, Color and Availability
The Tecno Phantom 9 is price at a RRP of UGX919,000 available in all Tecno shops in Lapland Aurora color option.