TECNO: The Future of smartphones in Africa


By Giza Mdoe

 Wide angle AI Triple Camera

You have not experienced the wonders of a smartphone until you experience the Phantom 9.We are not just talking of the usual fingerprint in-display sensors,motion sensing and screen rotating gyroscope, we are going the extra mile and introducing Artificial Intelligence Triple Cameras complete with auto sensors and a wide angle photography capability.

The AI Triple Camera (16MP+2MP+8MP) has one camera in the front for your amazing never to miss selfie moments and two cameras in the rear for even clearer, wider angle pictures.

With the amazing AI triple camera plus other wonderful features, we are proud to say it was worth the wait. Photography enthusiasts and business professionals will find that is a great addition to their work and entertainment toolbox,” said Stephen HA, the Managing Director of TECNO Mobile.


He was speaking at the global launch of the Phantom 9, where he highlighted the camera’s unique and revolutionary wide camera angle that is just what you need for those landscape and cityscape pix.


“There are a lot of situations in which the AI triple camera with 120-degree wide angle lens can be very useful. For example, capturing an amazing landscape or cityscape,” he went on to point out.


He said there is no more need to carry around a heavy bulky camera that serves a single purpose of taking pictures only while you can have the multi-purpose Phantom 9 that makes wide angle photography possible.

“With Phantom 9, you can take immersive wide angle photos of landscapes, cityscapes and indoor architecture, even in tight corners, without breaking a sweat,” he summed up.


Scratch Resistant: Chic, Slick Tech

The phone has a slick, smooth very chic body that measures 158.46 x 75.3 x 7.85 mm and weighs a mere 186 gramswhich makes it perfectly slim and light enough to slip in your pocket or hand bag.


The Phantom 9 may be slim and light but it has a remarkably large screen display of 6.4 inches with IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that makes its clarity simply crystal clear. For the tech enthusiasts, the screen resolution is 1080 x 2340 pixels with 409 PPI density at a ratio of 19.5:9. The Phantom 9 display is not just a pretty face, it comes with the high tech scratch resistant of the corning gorilla glass.

This chemically strengthened glass protects the Phantom 9 display from scratches and cracks in the event that you drop it. Just think, your Phantom 9 look will stays fresh and new throughout your memorable time with this smartphone.


No more ‘Its loading’ issues

You can forget your ‘its still loading’ dilemmas because again, the Tecno Phantom 9 is not all looks, it features an octa-core processor that hits speeds of 2.3 GHz, now that’s a fast phone. It is powered by Android 9.0 Pie operating system with an inbuilt storage on the phone is 128GB and a sizable RAM of 6GB.

The Phantom 9’s battery is non-removable and with a capacity of 3500 mAh,it has pretty fast charging action or in tech terms, it can supply 3000 mA current for an hour.

It also features dual SIM cards, 4G LTE network, along with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, and Micro USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.


Phantom 9 Specs


  • Display: 6.4 inch pixels 1080 x 2340 Full-HD+ display
  • Camera: 16 + 8 + 2 MP Main cameras with quad-LED flash Rear and 32 MP front camera with Uniquely Placed front LED flash Front camera.
  • Memory: 128 GB inbuilt storage and 6 GB RAM
  • Processor: Octa-core 2.3 GHz MediatekHelio P35
  • Operating System: HiOS 5.0 based on Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Battery: 3500mAh
  • Others: In-display fingerprint scanner

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