Tecno Mobile Kenya in partnership with Safaricom on Friday unveiled their flagship device; Tecno Phantom 6 in a colorful event held in Nairobi. The device is set to give consumers great speed, stability and amazing camera experience at a reasonable price.
The ‘High end’ Phantom 6s is Tecno’s flagship smartphone and caters for customers in search of a sleek, sophisticated and cutting edge device. The device is also said to have a fresh brand identity and it comes equipped with features that will guarantee buyers high performance, superb photography through a dual camera set up and a wide-angle selfie camera, and an all-day battery.
Director of Regional Operations in Safaricom Steve Okeyo expressed his excitement in the launch saying that the device will continue unlocking the ability for more customers in the country to experience Safaricom’s growing 4G network. He said that the launch of the device represents both partners commitment to provide affordable 4G devices to enable customers upgrade to 4G hence boost more usage of the technology which allows customers to access a wide variety of services from the network.
Kenya has been on the right receiving end of high-end smartphones in the past few years, putting Kenyan consumers at a pace that is consistent with the rest of the world. Speaking at the launch, Tecno Regional Director East Africa, Livingstone Migwi said that mobile consumers in Kenya and other emerging mobile device markets have not seen anything like the Phantom 6 series. He also added that the device took three years in the making and the global expertise of over five hundred engineers to deliver right on schedule for the Kenyan mobile market.
The phone which comes in two premium colors, ‘Champagne Gold’ and ‘Anthracite Grey’ is loaded with a version of Android 6 Marshmallow that has been optimized to run more smoothly and provide better power saving with the “doze” mode. Also, with 10 minutes of its fast charge capability you can have up to 39 minutes of Internet usage! Here are some of the main features of the device:
Tecno Phantom 6s Key Specs
The device is fitted with the latest Sony camera lenses that have been crafted to give the best shots including those taken in low light situations. The rear camera is 13MP+5MP and the front camera is 8MP with Dual flash. It also has an 83 degree wide angle selfie to ensure no one is cropped out from group selfies.
In addition, customers will benefit from a colour-rich display and a fast charging battery, with 10 minutes of charging providing 124 minutes of talk time and 30 minutes of hi-speed 4G internet.
- 32GB + 3GB RAM of storage
The 3GB RAM capacity has been designed to ensure multitasking without the device lagging. Expandable to 128 GB
- 2.0 GHz Octa-core processor
To ensure fast multitasking capabilities & smooth running of applications
- Super Amoled Full High Definition screen
Quick response, rich colour, wide visual angle & power saving
Ultra slim metallic body. Stylish, durable & fits well on the hand
- Security: Eye ball scanner
The gadget comes with the capability to unlock the phone through biometric eye pattern recognition. It also comes with a G-sensor, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor.
Through this partnership, Tecno Mobile, one of the top 3 mobile phone brands in Kenya, targets to sell 500 units in the first week and a further 10,000 units in the next three months.
The Phantom 6s will be available in the country exclusively at Safaricom retail shops from today, for the next one week at a retail price of Ksh. 26,999.