TECNO Phantom 8 today was finally unveiled by TECNO Mobile in Dubai after much speculation as to whether the next flagship devices from the OEM will be the Phantom 7 and Phantom 7 Plus as expected after also launching the Phantom 6 and Phantom 6 Plus in Dubai last year. This will not come as a surprise to many people after Apple unveiled its iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X (pronounced as iPhone 10) at the Steve Jobs centre just over a month ago, Samsung didn’t skip as it followed accordingly on its next flagship devices by unveiling the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus some months ago.
TECNO Phantom 8 Design and Hardware
The Phantom 8 spots a diamond fire design body crafted with 8 processes which makes the smartphone body shine and reflect like it were a diamond. It also comes with a unibody metal frame which is stronger and thinner than the Phantom 6 Plus.
TECNO Phantom 8 Display and Camera
Much of what TECNO Mobile’s social media campaign has focussed on for the Phantom is its dual camera feature. The device spots a 5.7 inch full HD display touchscreen with a 2.5D glass.
In terms of camera, the smartphone spots a 12MP and 13MP auto-focus dual rear cameras which is a very important feature, there is real-time refocus meaning the Phantom 8 can blur out images or elements when focusing on more than one object. The dual cameras are also capable of zooming an object 10 times to bring out the tiniest details. There is 20MP front camera with smart dual selfie flash for shooting selfies.
TECNO Phantom 8 OS and Software
Many people expected the device to come straight with Android Oreo 8.0 but we have the Nougat on it based on the HIOS. It is powered by a 2.6 GHz Octa-core MediaTek helio P25 chipset and a 6GB RAM. There is 64GB internal memory space for storing files.
In terms of connectivity, there is micro and nano SIM support and a SD card capacity support up to 2TB storage space. The Phantom 8 has a 4G LTE global connectivity with 4 module and 20 bands which covers African, Europe, South America, North America, Southeast Asia, South Asia and many more including 200 countries and zones.
Just like in the Phantom 6 Plus, there is a USB Type-C with Light Speed Charge and a glass made rear mounted fingerprint sensor which is an improvement on last year’s flagships.
TECNO Phantom 8 Complete Specifications
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Processor||2.6 GHz Octa Core MediaTek helio P25|
|Display||5.7” Full HDTouchscreen|
|Camera||20MP Front Camera with Wide-Angle Lens|
13MP AF & 13MP Dual Back Camera
|Memory||64GB ROM Expandable via MICRO SD up to 2TB + 6GB RAM|
|Connectivity||Fingerprint, Gyroscope, GPS, WiFi, BT|
|USB||Type-C Light Speed Charge|
TECNO Phantom 8 Unboxing and First Impressions
TECNO Phantom 8 Price and Where to Buy Phantom 8
Phantom 8 will be available in Champaign Gold, Galaxy Blue, and Phantom Black colours.
Phantom 8 price in Nigeria is N122,000. Buy here from Jumia Nigeria
Phantom 8 price in Kenya is Ksh 37,000. Buy here from Jumia Kenya
Phantom 8 in Ghana is GH₵ 1600
Phantom 8 Price in Tanzania is 800, 000 Tanzanian Shilling
Phantom 8 price in UAE is 1399 AED