The Tecno Phantom 9 is the latest smartphone from Tecno Mobility launched in June, 2019. The device is the direct successor of Phantom 8 launched back in 2017, and comes with an in-screen fingerprint scanner, triple rear camera setup, and a large 6.4-inch Full-HD+ display.
The specifications details includes the aforementioned 6.4-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution. The device has a U-shaped notch cut-out, making the display a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and giving the device about 83.4% screen-to-body ratio.
Thanks to Samsung AMOLED screen, the display on the Phantom is sharp and crisp, and despite being 6.4-inch, the Phantom 9 is still much compact and smaller than the previous Phantom 8 with 5.7-inch display. The display also has a built-in on-screen fingerprint sensor, which places your security right in front of you; the first of it kind from Tecno Mobility.
Under the hood, the Tecno Phantom 9 runs on an Octa-core MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 SoC clocked at 2.35 GHz. This is a power efficient CPU built on a 12nm architecture, and optimized for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology. It is integrated with PowerVR GE8322 GPU, assisted with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage.
On the camera department, Tecno made use of three (3) camera sensors at the back, just like on the Camon 11s or the Camon i4. Of the three sensors, there’s the 16-megapixel main sensor with quad-LED and PDAF, a 2-megapixel depth of field lens, and a large 8-megapixel wide angle lense. On the frontal, you are getting a single 32-megapixel selfie camera with a uniquely placed dual-LED flashs just on the bezels above the display.
The device has support for dual 4G enabled SIM, fuelled by a 3500mAh battery and runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) based on the latest HiOS v5.0.
The fingerprint scanner is not the only thing TECNO is teasing with the next Phantom flagship. They are also teasing that the camera will the “new standard in premium mobile photography”.
We should also expect that this will be the fastest TECNO phone that you can buy and will have better AI capability than the much cheaper phones on their lineup. Here are other specifications the TECNO Phantom 9 will pack.
We will have to wait and see what this is about when they launch it in the middle of July.