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Tecno Phantom 8 Specifications and Price in Kenya

Tecno Phantom 8 specifications

Tecno has finally unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Tecno Phantom 8. The phone was unveiled yesterday in Dubai with its camera being the main selling point. Since this is the company’s flagship, it replaces the Phantom 6 and 6 Plus smartphone from 2016. As you have probably noticed, Tecno has skipped the number 7 and went ahead to launch the Phantom 8, no reason has been given for this move but my guess is that the company had to do it as other manufacturers such as Apple and Samsung have devices with 8 on their names. These devices include the iPhone 8, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8.

The design of the Phantom is one of the first things that you will notice about the phone. It is glossy with a mirror-like finish that looks like a fingerprint magnet. That is not a big deal though as some of the other features about this phone will get you excited about it. Tecno has definitely made sure the Phantom 8 is not disappointing (on paper) as you will see from the specifications below.

Below is a look at some of the key Tecno Phantom 8 Specifications.

Tecno Phantom 8 Specifications

 SpecificationsTecno Phantom 8
BodyDimensions159.95 x 79.5 x 7.9 mm
Weight- g
SIMDual SIM
DisplaySize5.7 inches
TypeIPS LCD touchscreen
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
PlatformOperating SystemAndroid OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset2.6 GHz
CPUOcta-core Mediatek Helio P25
GPU-
StorageInternal space64 GB, 6 GB RAM
MicroSD card SlotYes, up to 2TB
CameraRear Facing CameraDual 12MP + 13MP
Featuresautofocus, LED flash, 10x Super Zoom
Video RecordingYes
Front facing camera20MP, Smart Dual Selfie Flash
ConnectivityCellular Data2G, 3G, 4G
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
SensorsSensorsG-Sensor, Proximity, Gyroscope, Ambient Light
ExtraAdditionalFingerprint scanner, Type-C USB port
Battery3500mAh Li-Ion battery
Available colorsGalaxy Blue, Champagne Gold, Black
PriceKsh 37,000

From the specifications above, is the Tecno Phantom 8 worth your money? Is it an upgrade when compared to the Phantom 6 and is it able to compete with other flagship smartphones within the same price range? I personally think it does, it has most specs you expect from a flagship smartphone from Tecno. Even with that said, the user experience is what will determine if I can recommend this phone or not.

The price I have indicated above has not been confirmed but it is what we expect it to retail for, if anything changes, I will update this post accordingly.

I will hopefully be getting a review unit and when that happen you will see what exactly I think about this phone right here. With that, make sure you follow TechArena on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Telegram so that you do not miss out when that happens.

Also Read: The OPPO F3 Specifications And Price In Kenya

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Editor at TechArena. I cover all things technology and review new gadgets as I get them. You can reach me on email: kaluka@techarena.co.ke
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