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TECNO Phantom 9: 6.39-inch smartphone with AI triple camera, 32MP selfie camera, 128GB storage and 6GB RAM for just 210 USD


A new manufacturer coming out of China recently caught our attention with the release of TECNO Phantom 9. You can see why it was a huge hit, as per the specs that it dishes out and more. So keep on reading to find exactly why…

TECNO as a company isn’t exactly new though, as they have been existence since 2006. According to Wikipedia:

“Tecno Mobile is a Chinese mobile phone manufacturer which is based in Hong Kong. It was established in 2006. It is a subsidiary of Transsion Holdings.

Tecno focused its business on Africa and the South Asian market.

However, following market research conducted in Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America, the company found that Africa was the most lucrative region. As a result of this, in 2008, the company stopped doing business in Asia to focus on Africa exclusively.

Later in 2016, Tecno entered Middle East mobiles phones market after acquiring a good market in Africa, and then in Southeast Asia in 2017.”

No wonder we haven’t heard a lot about TECNO, but their revenue recently hit 1 Billon which is insane.

Without further ado, let’s begin our show by taking a closer look at the Phantom 9:

  • 6.39-inch Full HD+ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio or ~403 ppi density
  • Fingerprint sensor (under display)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm) chipset, Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, PowerVR GE8320 graphics and 6GB RAM
  • Triple primary camera: 16MP with f/1.8 aperture and PDAF + 8MP with f/2.4 aperture and 13mm (ultrawide) + 2MP with f/2.8 aperture, depth sensor, LED flash, HDR and panorama
  • 32MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and HDR
  • 128GB internal storage with microSD expansion slot up to 1TB maximum
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
  • Dual sim and 4G LTE
  • July 2019 release date
  • 14,999 Indian Rupees or ~210 USD price tag

As you can see from the above, the Phantom 9 is such a big hit with such a wonderful price tag. Starting with the 6.39-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen with fingerprint sensor under the display. There’s also the Gorilla Glass 3 protection, which you don’t normally find all this in a smartphone in this price range.

Under the hood of the Phantom 9 is somewhere in the mid-range of things. Here we can find it blessed with the Helio P35 chipset paired with a blazingly fast octa-core processor, excellent graphics and 6GB RAM. Again, this is something special we have over here.

Perhaps the best part about the Phantom 9 is on its camera. Sporting a triple camera setup in the form of a 16MP+8MP+2MP combination is impressive, and you will have a fantastic time clicking away. It helps you record those unforgettable moments as well as satisfy your interest in taking photos. Liberate your thought, broaden your view, get more of what you love. Different from the standard angle lens, photos taken by the 120° wide-angle lens capture more contents, just like what you see from your own eyes.

What’s even greater? The 32MP selfie camera! With industry-leading technology, Phantom 9 is the first one in the world to have dual front flashlight even in the Dot Notch screen, breaking through the limitation. It features the newly upgraded AI beauty mode gives you extraordinary selfie experience. Fearless of the night, you could have perfect selfie even in a low light scenario. Go on and take all those incredible selfies and post it on your favourite social media sites.

Storage-wise, the 128GB internal storage should help you a lot as you take all those high-resolution pictures one after the other. Should you need more space, pop in a microSD card and you are good to go up to a maximum of 1 Terabyte. Yes, 1TB for goodness sake.

Finally, the 3500 mAh battery found on the Phantom 9 is more than enough to power up the smartphone for a good full day of usage.


TECNO Phantom 9 provides great value for money for those looking at a great camera smartphone experience. With large 6.39-inch AMOLED screen, mid-range hardware with 6GB RAM, huge 128GB storage, triple primary camera, 32MP selfie camera at a lovely price.

TECNO Phantom 9 had just been released in July 2019 for 14,999 Indian Rupees or ~210 USD price tag. It is available only in one colour - Lapland Aurora.

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