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The all-new TECNO Phantom 9 full phone Specs

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TECNO recently launched the UGX 919,000 TECNO Phantom 9 which is a very big upgrade from 2017’s TECNO Phantom 8. The new Phantom brings brand new features that make the long wait for the series return worthwhile. The fresh Phantom device features head-turning flagship-grade specifications. Below we shall look at the TECNO Phantom 9 full specs that make it worth every coin.

Read More: Tecno Phantom 9 Unveiled In Nigeria

TECNO Phantom 9 specs

The major new feature on the Phantom 9 is the in-display fingerprint reader. Many phone makers have now started moving the physical fingerprint sensor, from the front or the back to under the screen. TECNO has also joined the party and touts to have developed a stacking solution for AMOLED screens and an optical sensor.

The TECNO Phantom boasts of a triple rear camera with a 16MP major sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor and a 32MP selfie shooter. The camera department has been completely reworked when compared to its predecessor to give an amazing photo experience.

TECNO is the first company to break the limitations of a waterdrop notch by including dual LED flashlight for the front camera. The Phantom 9 camera promises better photo colour rendering, portraits and macro photography to capture details from as close as 3cm.

In terms of display, the Phantom 9 features a large 6.4-inch full HD+ AMOLED screen with a waterdrop notch. TECNO has been pushing the bezel out of the door and the Phantom 9 is a big step in this direction. The wider and taller Phantom 8 only has a 5.7 screen.

A 3,500mAh battery powers the TECNO Phantom 9. It is the same battery size that the Phantom 8 had. This is rather a small battery when compared to the big battery devices on the market today. But the phone promises a full day of usage.

Hre is the list of full TECNO Phantom 9 specs

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  • 16 Oct 2023

Gigi, 25 May 2023 I have had my Phantom 9 since January 2020. One of the best phones I have had except with the ... more Where can i buy mine

  • 21 Sep 2023

Anonymous, 04 Jan 2020 I don't get y my phantom 9 keeps going out of network and shows zero bytes when I still have m... more The same problem i have

  • 01 Aug 2023

The phone is good, but the battery is a deal breaker, nice amoled screen

  • 29 Jun 2023

The best phone i used in my life, i bought it dec, 2021 up to now i'm enjoying it.

  • 28 Jun 2023

Good day, My screen suddenly blacked out for days now while still on, what can be done please...

  • 25 May 2023

I have had my Phantom 9 since January 2020. One of the best phones I have had except with the overheating issuer. Sadly,it was stolen yesterday and I am yet to trace it

  • 16 May 2023

mine just went off and that is final

  • 04 May 2023

Tina, 28 Oct 2020 My Tecno phantom 9 :I the screen goes black when making calls. I can't end the call from ... more Black screen

  • 21 Nov 2022

I love this phone is the best phone i use now

  • 20 Nov 2022

Okushi Vincess, 06 Feb 2021 Please can I also plug my phone at the same time watching videos? yes you can

  • 27 Aug 2022

My system update icon has been removed....and now my software is malfunction

  • 01 Aug 2022

Auwal, 16 Jul 2022 My own phantom 9 the Battery is not last up to 2days for me, i plogh it in charge that's ... more LikeWise i encounter the same problem

  • 16 Jul 2022

My own phantom 9 the Battery is not last up to 2days for me, i plogh it in charge that's my own problem with phone Thank you.

  • 02 Jun 2022

The phone is a nice mobile phone

  • 13 May 2022

Anonymous, 20 Feb 2020 battery capacity is too low I am using this phone for 2 years , having heating problem when making videos, live videos , when playing heat become 51 degree, automatically switch off

  • 18 Apr 2022

It can be revived, the phone Is a great phone

  • 11 Mar 2022

Anonymous, 15 Feb 2022 Please my phantom 9 just went off , it doesn't want to on again uptill now .... please wh... more my own did the same since yesterday evening and the technician could not revive it up till now. please anyone to help us

  • 28 Feb 2022

Is not collecting enough things more than 16gb instead of 128gb

  • 26 Feb 2022

Anonymous, 15 Feb 2022 Please my phantom 9 just went off , it doesn't want to on again uptill now .... please wh... more Pls hw much is phantom 9 prensently

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The PHANTOM is back,” says TECNO on launching the latest addition to the PHANTOM smartphone series . Dubbed TECNO PHANTOM 9, the new phone redefines the way you view masterpieces in photography.  

The  Tecno Phantom-series  is the line of flagship mobile devices from the maker. A family of smartphones whose chapter was opened in Tecno’s phone production history with the release of Phantom A and A Plus and grew up to the Phantom 8 , which was launched in 2017.

And owing to the spectacular rave those devices mustered when they hit the markets, the brand’s customers and fans were all waiting with bated breath for the next phone that will join the family. Unfortunately for “the watchers”, Tecno Phantom 9 couldn’t be launched in 2018.

The good news is that the Tecno Phantom series is back with the launch of the Phantom 9. In today’s review, we will be discussing solid reasons that make the new Phantom 9 the most innovative mobile device from Tecno as of yet

Tecno Phantom 9 Key Specs

  • 6.4″ Full-HD+ display
  • 1080 x 2340-px resolution
  • 16MP + 8MP + 2MP Main cameras with quad-LED flash
  • 32MP front selfie camera featuring Uniquely Placed front LED flash
  • Octa-core 2.3 GHz Mediatek Helio P35 CPU
  • 6 GB of RAM
  • 128 GB of built-in memory
  • HiOS 5.0 based on Android v9 (Pie)
  • 3500-mAh non-removable battery
  • In-display fingerprint scanner; AR and Emoji Stickers

Tecno Phantom 9 Design and Display

TECNO Phantom 9 image

The handset dazzles you with its glamorous artistic design, which is created with the aurora colour of Lapland on its back cover, giving the mobile a perfect level of aesthetics. Ogling at the Phantom 9’s innovative and unique body design. Its pure jade-like screen design and the flawlessly balanced ratio of the gold colour.

You would instantly fall in love with the resulting sophisticated artistic look this phone brings. Thanks to its cutting-edge technology and unmatched design.

The Phantom 9 is the numero uno choice of smartphones among Tecno’s flagship series.

It features around 84.83 per cent screen-to-body ratio and measures 158.46 x 75.3 x 7.85 mm in dimension. Even though it has a large 6.4″ display, the phone is still quite portable with its lightweight compact body.

This is achieved due to the U-shaped front-facing cam as well as the uniquely positioned front LED flash, both of which obviate the need for further space getting assigned to the front LEDs.

The new Tecno Phantom 9’s 6.4-inch Dot Notch display brings you a view worthy of a large theatre. It’s the first phone from the maker to sport a display that large. However, the big screen estate isn’t the best part; the manufacturer’s choice of the resolution is.

On a device sporting such a large screen, the higher the pixel resolution it provides, the better. The Chinese OEM understand this, which is why it opted for a Full-HD+ (1080 x 2340px) resolution, in lieu of the HD+ (720 x 1520 pixels) screen, featured in some recently released smartphones from the maker, such as the Camon 11 , the Camon 11s and the Camon i4 .

The Phantom 9’s AMOLED display ensures that the display is much brighter and much closer to natural colours.

Also, it displays more vividly looking images as a contrast between light and dark is suited perfectly. With the AMOLED screen filtering the blue light, you can rest assured that your eyes are always protected.

In the new release, Tecno takes mobile security to the next level by moving the fingerprint sensor from the back and hiding it under the phone screen. This revolutionary step forward ensures that you stay at the frontline of the newest fashion trends while also offering you advanced smartphone user experience.

Tecno Phantom 9’s in-display fingerprint scanner instantly unlocks the device when you turn it on and move your finger across the fingerprint area, which is displayed on the phone screen.

Tecno Phantom 9 Camera

The camera is the most innovative part of the Phantom. The phone packs 4 camera sensors in total, comprising 3 sensors at the rear and the last one upfront.

The rear camera setup contains a 16MP primary shooter with PDAF and quad-LED. It has 2MP depth sensor for Bokeh and other AI features, in addition to a large 8MP wide-angle lens.

Due to this advanced triple rear camera configuration (16 MP + 2 MP + 8 MP), the pictures you take with the Phantom 9 are much clearer, brighter, and more original. 

The primary camera produces a much smarter photograph due to the newly updated AI Scene Detection as well as AI HDR function. With this market-leading tech, the new device is the world’s first smartphone to feature a dual front flash on a DOT notch display.

The 32 MP front-facing shooter, working in tandem with the newly enhanced AI Beauty mode, offers you a captivating selfie experience. Even in a low-light environment, you can snap your selfies, perfectly, without any cause to worry.

The Phantom 9’s camera brings you a whole new unique experience. Distinct from the normal angle lens you may be used to, pictures taken with this smartphone’s 120° wide-angle lens capture more content, exactly like what you would see with your own eyes.

This capability lets you save more as you express even more. The phone takes pictures very closely, even as close as 2.5 centimetres, with no details left out.

The camera also offers ultimate beautification experience as various beautiful stickers are installed on it. It also provides 75 facial features and comes with support for 120° recognition.

Phantom 9 Camera Pictures

Below are some photos taken with the Phantom 9

Tecno Phantom 9 Hardware and Software

This smartphone promises you more powerful performance. Its CPU is an Octa-core MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 SoC. This is clocked at 4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53.

It is paired with PowerVR GE8320 GPU, alongside 6GB of RAM as well as 128GB built-in storage capacity that can be expanded as much as 256GB with microSD.

With the 128 GB ROM and 6 GB RAM, you can easily back up files and data and also run different mobile apps at the same time. 

Now, you don’t need to stew over running out of memory, which could make your phone crash. The Phantom 9 ensures that you find it easy to perform fluid and stable multitasking. Due to its practical and exceptional performance, it helps you simplify your phone use, allowing you to work efficiently.

The device CPU is a 12nm architecture and is well optimized for AI. It runs on Android v.9.0 Pie with the latest HiOS 5.0. 

. Also, as a result of the upgraded system, Smart Panel and Battery Lab IA are able to identify and intelligently distribute your incoming calls, messages, news, and others. The Tecno Phantom 9 AI Assistant provides unrivalled convenience and serves as a smart reminder.

Tecno Phantom 9 Miscellaneous Features

Apart from the ones we explained above, Phantom 9 offers a slew of other exciting features and capabilities. It is equipped with the dual Nano-SIM option that comes with support for 4G LTE network. The latest phone is offered in Aurora colour of Lapland, Blue and Champagne Gold. It is powered by a 3500mAh battery, straight out of the box.

Questions about Phantom 9

1. When is Phantom 9 launch or release date?

Phantom 9 will be launched in Nigeria on the 4th of July, 2019.

2. How much is Phantom 9 in Nigeria?

TECNO Phantom 9 will retail for around N77,500 Naira to N80,000 Naira in Nigeria

Phantom 9 Images

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The Tecno Phantom 9 is a great device to get, a lot of people complain about the battery but if you use this device, you won’t regret it.

Wow, I can’t wait to get it…. Oh lord, I need your financial grace upon my life. Amen!

I would appreciate it and thank GOD if he can let my hands touches this amazing phone for the days Ave been trying to get a good phone

I believe one day you will cause I also want to get a hold of the phone too..

A lovely phone mad camera bt battery life is nt gud 3500mh Dey would hv made it 4000mh

true that but trust me when you use the phone you’ll realize that the battery capacity is more than what is written there. And the camera is wonderful, you can even shoot a video with it…lol

The phone is amazing!! Hope there’s not going to be the plus version?

actually they would have in order t o balance the equation. well the device is lit

This device looks great. I can’t wait to get my hands on one

Excellent. Waiting for the launch in Ghana too.

i love the camera so much and tecno please keep using 5000mah battery. bbut this phone is still not a bad phone

Where can one get the phone, I really love it

Can i us my phone which is camon 11pro to swap with d latest phantom 9,,,…if. Yes how much will it cost me to change d phone

Hello Yemi, you can check any of TECNO store to see if this is possible

The phone has great specs for me I love it

The phone looks great, that all it has going for it in my opinion

The battery is not on point

but seriously i would say the phone worth going for. the battery is still cool

There’s much more to it you know,

J’aime tecno et j’espère que le phantom 9 de tecno sera équipé du port USB type C cela rendra le téléphone plus différent.

Make phantom 9 and 9 plus come with latest lite cat 9 and 5G

Kindly give me complete specification of Techno Phantom 9, price in Kenya Shillings and retail shop selling the same in Kenya.

Let the phantom 9 and 9+ come with lates lite cat 9 and 5G

When will the tecno phantom 9plus be release,and how much will it cost?. I look forward to see your reply. Thanks

I need phantom 9 plus when is available

Please, call me on 0241750439 when phantom 9 plus is released to the market so that I go for mine.

Please, I want my tecno phantom 9 now

Any latest information on Tecno Phantom 9, the year is almost ending

please let tecno phantom 9 contain multi Windom , water proof

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Tecno Phantom 9 Full Review: Is the Flagship Worth It?

TECNO Phantom 9

Display and Design

The TECNO Phantom 9 boasts a myriad of specs packed in an outstandingly designed device. The gradient back features a beautiful Lapland Aurora colour and is an attention-grabber. You get an AMOLED display at 6.4″ with a resolution of 1080 by 2340, a first for the company and will provide excellent viewing indoors and while on the go when binging multimedia content or just scrolling through social media or browsing the web.

TECNO Phantom 9 Unboxing

The bezels are small apart from the small chin and the tiny notch that houses the selfie camera. Another first for TECNO is the in-display fingerprint scanner which works most of the time; it gets finicky sometimes and it can be annoying.

One thing worth noting, the phone is very light and sturdy. The back can get scratches and fingerprint smudges and TECNO provides a protective back cover that increases grip and keeps off the smudges.

Software and Performance

The TECNO Phantom 9 rocks 6GB of RAM, 128GB of onboard and is powered by an octa-core 2.35GHz MediaTek Helio P35 chipset. You get Android 9 Pie with HiOS v5.0.

The phone held its own but I hated that it couldn’t keep more apps in the background. When I resumed going to an app I was using, it got refreshed and it was annoying. The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 that packs a more recent processor(Kirin 710) and 4 gigs of RAM did a better job especially if you’re a heavy multitasker. For light tasks and light gaming, the TECNO Phantom 9 will serve you well but when you push it to the edge, it starts to disappoint.

If you’re a power user and like playing games at their highest settings, then skip the TECNO Phantom 9 as other phones in the same price segment do an even better job.

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If you want a smooth experience in terms of performance and everyday use, the TECNO Phantom 9 makes it hard to recommend especially with better-performing phones in this price segment.

tecno phantom 9 phone

The cameras perform decently when provided with adequate light to give you social media-ready photos but indoors and in low light scenarios, it struggles and you’re bound to get less than average performance.

I’ve delved into the camera performance which you can check here plus camera samples. When put against another device in the same price category( camera comparison with the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 ), it gets left behind and if you want a smartphone camera that can handle any situation you throw it at, the TECNO Phantom 9 ain’t it.

Battery Life

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The TECNO Phantom 9 is dual SIM and supports Faiba 4G VoLTE so that’s an advantage that data-conscious people who prefer Faiba’s cheap data bundles will welcome.

You also get support for Safaricom’s VoLTE . Here’s how you can activate Safaricom VoLTE on the Phantom 9.

Is it worth getting?

The TECNO Phantom 9 is a decent flagship and you’re bound to get value when you purchase it but when you start looking around, you’ll see better alternatives that will make you think twice before spending your money.

One example is the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 that starts selling from Ksh 23,499 just like the TECNO Phantom 9 and wins where the Phantom 9 fails – you get an uninterrupted full view 1080 display thanks to the pop-up camera, better general software experience and day to day use thanks to a less annoying EMUI skin and better app management thanks to the newer processor.

Camera performance on the Y9 is much better especially if you like more accurately coloured and more natural-looking photos and with the added Night Mode, you get a more dependable and versatile camera smartphone.

In my opinion, the TECNO Phantom 9 doesn’t bring enough value for your money and is playing catch-up in this tightly competitive segment that already offers more for even less.

However, the choice definitely lies with you.

Pricing and Availability

You can get the TECNO Phantom 9 for Ksh 24,999 and is already available in all  official TECNO retail stores  and Safaricom outlets countrywide plus online retailers such as Jumia too.

If you prefer paying using monthly instalments, TECNO partnered with Lipa Later who offer affordable financing options that start from as low as Ksh 2730 per month for 12 months.

Another sweet option is that you can trade-in your older TECNO(Camon, Spark or older Phantom series) device at LipaLater to upgrade to the TECNO Phantom 9.

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