Tecno Phantom 9 Review, Specs and Price in Nigeria (2020)

Following up the former Tecno Phantom 8 is the new Tecno Phantom 9 launched recently in July 2019. We can expect as usual that this new Tecno Phantom phone is an entirely enhanced version of its predecessors, sporting storming upgrades and advanced smartphone features. The details about the latest Tecno phone, Tecno Phantom 9, that swept me off my feet is a daring AI triple Camera setup and a revolutionary in-display fingerprint sensor. I’m positive that you’ll feel the same way, but that’s only when you have profound knowledge about this new Tecno phone. So here is a detailed review that gives you the things you need to know about Tecno Phantom 9, starting with a rundown to a spec and price list, down to an elaborate discussion on the details. Keep up.

Tecno Phantom 9 Price, Features and Spec List

  • Launch: July 2019
  • SIM: Dual-Nano-SIM
  • Network: GSM/ WCMA/ LTE (FDD, CSFB)/ WI-Fi/ BT
  • Display: 6.4-inch Dot Notch AMOLED screen
  • OS: HiOS based Android 9.0 Pie
  • Security: In-display fingerprint
  • Processor: 2.35GHz Octa-Core
  • Storage: 128GB
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Camera: Front (32MP) Rear (16MP+2MP+8MP)    
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Price: NGN 79,000
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Tecno Phantom 9 Camera

Up until this new Tecno Phantom smartphone came around recently, we never saw a Phantom smartphone camera system as enhanced as those on the latest Tecno phone, Tecno Phantom 9. This device packs the new AI triple rear camera setup consisting of a 2MP camera which offers amazing AI bokeh effects, a 16MP main camera for AI scene recognition and AI HDR, and lastly, an 8MP ultra-wide camera of up to 120-degree giving you 3cm extreme macro photography. While Phantom 9’s ultra-wide camera lets you capture up to a 120-degree field of view taking extreme close-up shots from even 2.5cm, the main camera offers you intelligent photography with AI scene detection and AI HDR.

As for selfies, the latest Tecno phone comes with a 32MP ultra pixel selfie camera with F2.0 aperture and 1.6μm pixels to give you up to 18 facial dimensions for a selfie shot.

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And speaking of more camera features, the new Phantom 9 gives you preinstalled lovely AR stickers and 75 key facial features to add fun to you stunning shots. This device also recognizes when your photo has gone up to 120-degrees. You can also animate your favourite emoji with real facial expressions which you can use when taking pictures or recording videos.

Tecno Phantom 9 Security

Yet another fun and revolutionary detail of the latest Tecno phone – security. Unlike the former Phantom 8, you’ll no longer find a fingerprint sensor at the rear of this new device. Instead, Tecno Phantom 9 introduces to you the ground-breaking in-display fingerprint sensor. This simply means that on this new phone, Tecno moved the fingerprint sensor from the rear to the screen, hidden under the display.

The new security technology featured on this device is not only trendy and fashionable but also gives quite an effective personalized protection and an overall smart and convenient user experience. To use this feature, you need to record your fingerprint information and then your device will always give you instant access to your smartphone data any time you light it up and then place your finger on the fingerprint area on the display.

Tecno Phantom 9 Display

Up from Phantom 8’s 5.7-inch display, the new Phantom 9 sports a broader 6.4-inch AMOLED Dot Notch screen display to contribute to its overall beauty and design. This means the Phantom 9 offers you a full view to browse more content smartly and enjoy them better. The AMOLED screen is there to make you display even brighter, natural, clearer, and reveal more detail in your gorgeous view. Tecno promises that Phantom 9’s AMOLED screen display will be able to filter blue ray and protect your eyes.  

Tecno Phantom 9 Performance

The latest Tecno phone is run by the updated HiOS 5.0 based on the latest Android 9 Pie operating system which jointly works to give you a remarkable smartphone experience. The Phantom 9 as an upgraded system comes with some pretty cool amazing functions to offer you an unimaginable smartphone performance such as AI assistant to provide you with a better smartphone operational ease and serving as an intelligent reminder, AI Video Beauty, Smart Panel, and AI Battery Lab.

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Tecno Phantom 9 Memory

Tecno equipped this device with a bigger 128GB of onboard memory up from the Phantom 8’s 64GB ROM which means you can now save and store more important and files and data on hand. Of course, a bigger ROM needs a bigger RAM to keep things running smoothly. This device, however, comes with a 6GB of RAM to enable for more superior performance, ensuring that you store more into your device conveniently and run various applications at the same time – multitasking with ease.  

Tecno Phantom 9 Design

The design of this new Phantom 9 enrolls it among flagship smartphones. Tecno mobility relays that this device undergoes up to 168 hours of manufacturing to achieve 42 million exquisite texture lines to give a glamorous craftsmanship design. This device also comes in a carefully selected Lapland Aurora color to reach extreme aesthetics. Tecno Phantom 9 is a 158.46mm tall, a 75.3mm wide, and 7.85mm thick smartphone.

Tecno Phantom 9 Battery

Uh-oh…touché! The new Tecno Phantom 9 retains the small 3500mAh battery of its predecessor, Phantom 8. I think Tecno has some homework to do to get the Phantom lineup battery back in shape like 2016’s Tecno Phantom 6 Plus which comes with a 4050mAh battery or even better.

Tecno Phantom 9 Network & Connectivity

The latest Tecno phone is equipped with dual-Nano-SIM connectivity which lets you enjoy anything within GSM, WCDMA, LTE (FDD, CSFB), and Wi-Fi network connection. Tecno Phantom 9 also allows for Bluetooth connection for file transfer.

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Tecno Phantom 9 Sensors

The new Tecno phone features a fingerprint sensor, though this time, in-display. Moving forward on sensors, Phantom 9 also comes with a G-Sensor, an Ambient Light Sensor, a Proximity sensor, and an electronic compass.

Yeah, here we are. So what do you think? Is it the new AI triple Camera setup and revolutionary in-display fingerprint sensor featured on the new Tecno phone that impressed you the most like me? Or maybe it’s the ameliorated 6.4-inch AMOLED Dot Notch screen display that you fancy? Whatever it is, you know we’re always here to hear. We’d also love to hear your thoughts on our review of the latest Tecno Phantom 9. Like…it helps. And be sure to catch up in another review of the latest smartphones.

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