Technology: The Tecno Phantom 9 Is Now Available In Kenya

The Lapland Aurora Skinned Tecno Phantom 9. Image from

The long-awaited Phantom 9 of the Tecno smartphone series is finally here. With an array of coveted smartphones on its portfolio, Tecno adds another flagship with enhanced features and a performance profile, that is sure to upgrade your smartphone experience to a whole new level. Tecno Phantom 9 retails in all Tecno shops across Kenya, Safaricom outlets and on Jumia at a sale price of Ksh 24,999.

Now let’s get to the sauce and see what one should expect once you make a purchase of the Tecno Phantom 9.

  • Design and Screen real estate

Adorned in a magnificent display of sultry Lapland aurora back, Tecno phantom 9 gives you a screen estate of 6.4 FHD + Amoled display with a tiny notch. The IPS display has a resolution 1080 x 2340 at 403 ppi. This means you get a detailed display, higher quality of anything displayed on your screen and a better experience when surfing or watching. To amplify this is the minimum side bezels (to protect the screen) coupled with a tiny chin for an immersive display.

  • Processor and performance

As we anticipated in the teaser, Tecno phantom 9 outdoes its predecessor by running on Android 9.0 a.k.a Android pie. The smartphone comes with an internal storage of 128 GB on a 6GB of RAM for seamless and better user experience. The external memory is expandable up to 512 GB.

Tecno Phantom 9 is also powered by an octa-core Media Tek Helio P35 chipset, that clocks up to 2.35 GHz. This processor is a powerhouse that supports brilliant camera features, AI frameworks, and prolongs battery life. Speaking of which, the smartphone houses a 3500mAh battery charged through a Micro USB port.

  • Camera capabilities

As promised Tecno Phantom 9 delivers a redefined experience by giving its users SLR quality images on a palm-sized handset. The AI triple camera on the smartphone includes a 16MP + 8MP + 2MP for clearer and wide-angle photography. You will be excited to know that the triple camera also supports close up shots that reproduce minute details and capture more photons. As a result, you get enhanced image clarity, contrast and overall quality.

The smartphone phone also provides google lens features for smart identification of objects.  Just “camera” an object and the device will reveal the relevant information for your use.

But that’s not all. Different from every other smartphone out there, the TECNO PHANTOM 9 brings a revolutionary Drop screen Dual Front Flashlight, for stunning selfies irrespective of the scene. This innovation will empower users to take shots at night or in low light conditions without worry.

For privacy purposes, the smart device comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner and face unlock.

  • Other specifications
Body dimensions158.5 x 75.3 x 7.9 mm (6.24 x 2.96 x 0.31 in)
Weight164.4g (5.78 oz)
SIMDual SIM, (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display typeAMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Screen size6.39 inches, 84% screen to body ratio
Screen resolution1080 x 2340 pixels, (403 ppi density
Aspect ratio19:5:9
ProtectionCorning Gorilla glass 3
Operating systemAndroid pie 9.0
SkinHIOS 5.0
Rear camera16MP, f/1.8

8MP, f/2.4, 13mm (ultrawide)

2 MP, f/2.8, depth sensor

Selfie camera32 MP, f/2.0
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Video1080p, 30fps
Audio jack3.5mm
BluetoothYes, 5.0
RadioFM radio
SensorsFingerprint (optical), accelerometer, gyroscope, face unlock, proximity, compass, ambient light sensor.
BatteryNon-removable Lion 3500mAh
ColoursLapland Aurora crystal clear
PriceKsh 24,999
  • Conclusion

Tecno has allowed its customers to trade-in their Tecno Phantom 8, for a new Phantom 9 from as low as Ksh 2,730 per month. Terms and conditions apply.

In addition to this, you can also opt to get a new Tecno Phantom 9 and pay later, thanks to the partnership between Tecno and Lipa Later. To apply, simply head to Lipa Later and get to buy a phantom 9, on affordable monthly instalments for up to 12 months.

Speaking of which, find out how Tecno is shaking up the mobile market.

Feature image via mobitrend

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