The Techno Phantom 9 To Begin Selling in Kenya Next Week. We all know that Techno launched the Phantom 9 earlier this month, though the phone is available in some other countries, the phone is not yet available in Kenya.
Moreover, Techno lovers cannot wait to place their hands on this device.
However, here is the good news, that phone will be selling in Kenya anytime from next week.
What will be the pricing? You may be asking. Techno seems to have kept this card close to its heart; in fact, we are not even sure of the date of release. All we know is that is is somewhere next week and Techno is keen to keep us guessing.
We are keeping our eyes open, and be sure we will be the first to inform you on the pricing as we are made aware of it. You can also read more thoughts about this device here.
Just in case you missed this, Techno Phantom 9 is a great device, no doubt. It packs some of the latest features that include an under-display fingerprint scanner and tri-lens camera on the back.
However, avid smartphone users will know that it falls short of the competition in other areas, primarily battery capacity and the processor.
Here are the full the specifications.
- Also Known As Techno Phantom 9, Phantom Nine
- Announced 2019, June
- Status Express Release: 2019, July
- Dimensions 158.46 x 75.3 x 7.85 mm (6.17 x 2.93 x 0.35 in)
- Weight 186 g (6.56 oz)
- Build Front/back glass, aluminum frame
- SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size 6.4 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~83.3% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~408 ppi density)
- Touch Screen Yes, up to 10 fingers
- Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4 (unconfirmed)
– 2.5D Curved Glass
– HiOS 5.0
- Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie)
– HiOS 5.0
- Chipset Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12 nm)
- CPU Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU PowerVR GE8320
- RAM (Memory) 6 GB
- Storage Capacity 128 GB
- Card Slot Yes, up to 500 GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)
- Phonebook Practically Unlimited
- Call Record Practically Unlimited
- Camera Type Triple Lenses
- Camera Sensor(s) 16 + 8 + 2 megapixel main camera
- Camera Features Autofocus
Digital image stabilization
White balance settings
Sensor size – 1/2.8″
Pixel size – 1.12 μm
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP wide angle lense
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Third rear camera sensor – 2 MP depth of field lense
- Video Resolution 1080p@30fps, 720p@30fps
- LED Flash Yes, Quad-LED (Single-toned) flash
- Camera Type Single Lens
- Camera Sensor(s) 32-megapixel
- Camera Features Face Beautification
- Video Resolution 1080p@30fps
- LED Flash Yes, Dual-LED
- Loudspeaker Yes
- Speaker Location Chin, below display
- Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack
- Sound Enhancements Active Noise Cancellation with a dedicated mic
- USB Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG
- Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
- Wi-fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- GPS Yes
- FM Radio No
- Sensors Fingerprint (in-display sensor), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Java Support No
- Messages SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
- Games Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store
- Additional Features – WMV/RV/MP4/3GP player
– MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A player
– Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
– Push to talk
– Voice command/dial
- Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
- Fast Charging Yes
- Wireless Charging No
- Talk Time Up to 29 hours
- Stand-by Up to 400 hours
- Music Play Up to 52 hours
- Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVO / LTE
- 2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
- 3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
- Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
- GPRS Yes
- EDGE Yes
It is only the right pricing of Phantom 9 in a market that will attract customers to it. Techno phones as we know are not very popular with Kenyans unless they are high-end phones.
That said, the latest tread is techno is very revealing, the company could be slowly phasing out the phantom series.
Looking at the pattern Techno is using to release Phantom devices, it seems even the company itself is losing faith in the product.
Let us wait and see the availability of this device.
This phone has already been launched and is available on Jumia and Safaricom shops in Kenya.