TECNO Phantom 9 Complete Specifications, Features and Price

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After releasing the last Phantom nearly 2 years ago, TECNO today unveiled its latest smartphone from the Phantom series – the TECNO Phantom 9. The Transsion Holdings based company revealed its most premium device till date with specifications expected of a high-end smartphone.

The Phantom 9 has a striking Lapland aurora cover design which makes it pleasing aesthetically. It has a 6.4 full view screen with an AMOLED display featuring a dot-notch which houses the selfie camera at the top. Oneplus was the first company to adopt the in-display fingerprint on its Oneplus 6T, Samsung followed suit with the Galaxy S10 series and TECNO has done the same with the Phantom 9.

TECNO Phantom 9 Key Specifications

  • 6.4” FHD AMOLED Display
  • 16MP +2MP + 8MP AI Triple ultra-wide-angle Rear Camera
  • 32MP Front Facing Camera with Dual LED Flash
  • 3500mAh Battery
  • Octa-core 2.35GHz (MT6765)
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB ROM expandable further with the SD card
  • HiOS 5.0 based on Android™ 9
  • 4G LTE
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor
  • Face Unlock
  • Lapland Aurora

Design and Display

Aesthetically, this is the most pleasing TECNO smartphone ever. The TECNO Phantom 9 has a plastic unibody featuring a Lapland aurora back cover design. On the gradient colour are parallel lines looking like rain-marks. At the back of the smartphone is the AI triple and the ‘Phantom’ name carefully written underneath.

TECNO Phantom 9

In terms of display, the Phantom 9 has a 6.4” Full View (2340*1080 resolution) HD AMOLED screen with a dot-notch at the top of the screen. The dot-notch houses its front-facing camera and the dual front flashlight.

Hardware and Software

The TECNO Phantom 9 runs Android 9 Pie based on the OEM’s custom HiOS UI. It is powered by an Octa-core 2.3GHz MediaTek 6765 processor. It has a 6GB RAM and a 128GB storage capacity to manage as many files as possible conveniently.

TECNO Phantom 9 Camera

Apart from being a powerful performance beast, Phantom 9 has great photo-taking capabilities. At the back is its AI-enabled triple camera consisting of 16MP + 2MP + 8MP 120 degrees ultra-wide-angle lens with LED. Flash which combines together to deliver a powerful final photo output.

For selfies, there is a 32MP front-facing camera with dual LED flashlight. The rear camera is capable of shooting full HD videos at 60 fps.

Connectivity and Battery

In-display fingerprint sensor is the latest technology to be adopted by smartphone brands and TECNO did the same with the Phantom 9. A thumb press on the screen from the bottom end unlocks the device provided the fingerprint has been registered on the device. Other connectivity options include the Face ID unlock, Bluetooth 4.2 and WIFI.

The TECNO Phantom 9 uses dual Nano SIM with 4G LTE support. It has an internal storage of 128GB which is further expandable via the SD card slot. In terms of juice, it has a 3500mAh non-removable lithium-ion battery, it remains to be seen how that performs with the specifications of the device.

TECNO Phantom 9 Complete Specifications

Design

  • Dimension: Height: 158.52 mm *Width: 75.3mm*7.85 mm
  • Material: Plastic
  • Weight: N/A
  • Colour: Lapland Aurora
  • SIM Dual SIM: (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: AMOLED screen
  • Size: 6.4-inch
  • Screen Resolution:  19:9, FHD 2340*1080 pixels
  • Multi-touch: Yes

Software and performance

  • Operating System: Android 9 Pie
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P35 6765, Octa-core 2.35GHz
  • IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • RAM: 6GB RAM
  • Internal Storage: 128GB
  • Card Slot: Yes, up to 500GB

Camera

  • Primary: 16MP + 2MP + 8MP with Quad-LED flash
  • Secondary: 32MP with Dual LED Flash

Network and Connectivity

  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900
  • 3G: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8 
  • 4G: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28A/B28B TDD-LTE: B38/B40/B41Bluetooth v4.2
  • USB microUSB 5 Pin
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • Audio Jack 3.5mm
  • Sensor: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor

Battery

  • Capacity: 3500 mAh, non-removable
  • Type: Li-ion
  • Fast Charging: Yes, MediaTek Pump Express
  • OTG Support Yes

TECNO Phantom 9 Price and Availability

The retail price of the TECNO Phantom 9 is expected to be between N75,000 to N80,000. What a steal! See Jumia offers.

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  1. Tecno Phantom 9 – Full Specifications
    Launch
    Also Known As
    Tecno Phantom 9, Phantom Nine
    Announced
    2019, June
    Status
    Express Release: 2019, July
    Body
    Dimensions
    158.46 x 75.3 x 7.85 mm (6.17 x 2.93 x 0.35 in)
    Weight
    186 g (6.56 oz)
    Build
    Front/back glass, aluminum frame
    SIM
    Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
    Display
    Display Type
    AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    Size
    6.4 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~83.3% screen-to-body ratio)
    Resolution
    1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~408 ppi density)
    Touch Screen
    Yes, up to 10 fingers
    Display Protection
    Corning Gorilla Glass 4 (unconfirmed)
    – 2.5D Curved Glass
    – HiOS 5.0

    Platform
    Operating System
    Android 9.0 (Pie)
    – HiOS 5.0
    Chipset
    Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12 nm)
    CPU
    Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
    GPU
    PowerVR GE8320
    Memory
    RAM (Memory)
    6 GB
    Storage Capacity
    128 GB
    Card Slot
    Yes, up to 500 GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)
    Phonebook
    Practically Unlimited
    Call Record
    Practically Unlimited
    Main Camera
    Camera Type
    Triple Lenses
    Camera Sensor(s)
    16 + 8 + 2 megapixel main camera
    Camera Features
    Autofocus
    Continuous shooting
    Digital zoom
    Digital image stabilization
    Geotagging
    Panorama
    HDR
    Touch focus
    Face detection
    White balance settings
    ISO settings
    Exposure compensation
    Self-timer
    Scene mode
    Sensor size – 1/2.8″
    Pixel size – 1.12 μm
    Phase detection
    6-element lens
    Secondary rear camera – 8 MP wide angle lense
    Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
    Third rear camera sensor – 2 MP depth of field lense
    Video Resolution
    1080p@30fps, 720p@30fps
    LED Flash
    Yes, Quad-LED (Single-toned) flash
    Selfie Camera
    Camera Type
    Single Lens
    Camera Sensor(s)
    32-megapixel
    Camera Features
    Face Beautification
    HDR+
    scene recognition
    AI FaceID
    Dual-LED
    Video Resolution
    1080p@30fps
    LED Flash
    Yes, Dual-LED

    Sound
    Loudspeaker
    Yes
    Speaker Location
    Chin, below display
    Audio Jack Type
    Yes, 3.5mm audio jack
    Sound Enhancements
    Active Noise Cancelation with a dedicated mic
    Connectivity
    USB
    Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG
    Bluetooth
    Bluetooth 4.2
    Wi-fi
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
    NFC
    GPS
    Yes
    FM Radio
    No
    Other Features
    Sensors
    Fingerprint (in-display sensor), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
    Colors
    Aura Blue
    Java Support
    No
    Messages
    SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
    Games
    Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store
    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
    Battery
    Battery Capacity
    Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
    Fast Charging
    Yes
    Wireless Charging
    No
    Talk Time
    Up to 29 hours
    Stand-by
    Up to 400 hours
    Music Play
    Up to 52 hours

    Network
    Technology
    GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVO / LTE
    2G Network Bands
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
    CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
    3G Network Bands
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
    CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
    4G Network Bands
    LTE 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)
    Speed
    HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
    GPRS
    Yes
    EDGE
    Yes

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