TECNO announced the launch of its newest smartphone, the Phantom 8, on Monday, October 23, 2017, in the Middle East and Africa. The launch took place at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai.
The Phantom 8 carries a 20MP front camera and 12MP and 13MP dual camera at the rear with 10x super zoom, single shot HDR, 4-in-1 skin brightening technology, real-time refocus and filter and ultra-quality super pixel lens with noise control. This strengthens TECNO’s position as the brand with some of the best smartphone cameras.
The phone is powered by a 6GB RAM, carries a 64 ROM, packs a 3500mAh battery with 50 percent extra ultra-fast charge capacity, and runs on a 2.6GHz MediaTek Helio P25 processor.
Its diamond design uni-body comes with 2.5D glass and a 5.7 full HD screen on the surface. It also has a glass fingerprint scanner that, according to TECNO, “guarantees 50 percent more responsiveness.” The Phantom 8 will be available in five different colour variations — shadow gold, galaxy blue, royal purple, jack black and diamond blue. It fully supports virtual reality videos.
During the launch, Arif Chowdhury, Vice President of Transsion Group, TECNO Mobile’s parent company, stated that 2017 has been a remarkable year for the company. It won the award for the 2017 Smartphone Brand of the Year at Titans of Tech Awards in Lagos as well as receiving recognition in key markets, expanding its product lines and venturing into new markets.