Tecno Phantom 8 Full Specification, Review and Price in Nigeria, Kenya, Dubai & Ghana

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Tecno Phantom 8 Full Specification, Review and Price in Nigeria, Kenya, Dubai & Ghana.

It is official guys, the next Tecno mobile’s flagship is Tecno Phantom 8. Though it is still unclear and if you ask me, am curious why they jumped Phantom 7 since last year’s was Phantom 6. Aren’t you curious too? Some people think Tecno skipped the 7th iteration of their flagship line just to play along with the big boys like Samsung’s Galaxy S8, its Note and Apple’s iPhone 8. Well everything will be cleared out tomorrow (October 22 2017) at the launch event of the 2017 Tecno mobile’s flagship.Tecno Phantom 8Unlike its predecessor, the recently launched Phantom 8 has no Plus variant has earlier rumors had suggested. However, it came in different variants with discrepancies only in RAM and internal storage. It was also launched in Dubai, United Arab Emirate at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel to be precise. What exactly do we know about the newly unveiled Tecno Phantom 8 Plus and Phantom 8? Well that’s what this article is all about, the full gist on the Tecno P8 launch event.Tecno Phantom 8 specsTecno Phantom 8 specs and features were introduced by Tecno mobile’s Product Director (Miss Lu Han) at the Jumeirah Hotel Today (October 22 2017) in Dubai, UAE. Thousands of fans streamed the live event that lasted between 4PM – 6PM Nigerian time on YouTube and i must commend Tecno mobile for the live streaming, it was one of the best have seen. The P8 launch slogan is “Capture Your Legend”.Phantom 8 Tecno camera

Tecno Phantom 8 & Tecno Phantom 8 Plus Specifications and Price.

Unlike last year’s flagship whose virtually all specs has been leaked ahead of the launch event, we know little about the phantom 8 and its Pro variant. As a matter of fact, we only know what Tecno mobile has been teasing to us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Below are the specs of latest tecno phones.

October 22 2017 Update: Now we know everything that is it to know about the latest smartphone on the Phantom line. Check them out below.

Design & Display.

Design wise, Tecno mobile didn’t disappoint at all with the unibody full aluminium metal material used on the Phantom 8. Its front panel featured a 2.5D glass to give its Full HD display screen premium and stunning look. Tecno mobile said it uses Diamond Fire Design crafted with 8 processes and said it is Fashionable, unique, luxurious, comfortable. What do you say about that folks?tecno phantom 8 front imageThough as at the time of first publishing this article (October 21 2017), it is still unclear how many security measures is in place to protect the user’s privacy and their position. Last year’s Tecno Phantom 6 has Finger print sensor at the rear just below the back camera while its Plus variant features both Finger print scanner and Iris scanner.

October 22 2017 Update: The new Phantom came with only Finger Print scanner as its security measure and it is placed behind its rear camera as it is in Phantom 6.

Phantom 8 is a 5.7-inch IPS touchscreen display smartphone with 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD) screen resolution device.

Processor & Operating System.

There is currently no news on the type of processor used on the 8th iteration of the Tecno Phantoms but they are expected to feature the latest Mediatek Helio P25 Deca-Core processor with clocked speed at 2.6 GHz. Since Google 8.0 Orea is still available for few phone companies, the soon to be release phantoms are expected to come with Android 7.1.1 Nougat on board.

October 22 2017 Update: The new Phantom eight is powered by an Octa-Core Mediatek processor with clocked speed at 2.6GHz. It runs on HiOS 3.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat out the box upgradable to Android 8.0 Orea.

Camera, Battery & Storage.

Tecno mobile has confirmed the phantom 8 and Tecno phantom 8 plus will be featuring a dual rear camera in one of their latest teasing. One of the trending features of many recently launched smartphones. Though we don’t have the details of the camera.

Launch Event Update: OMG! Tecno Phantom 8 features a whooping 20MP front facing camera with Led Flash and capabilities to take very quality pictures even in a low light condition. The front camera has smooth and brighten mode. The rear camera on the other hand is a Sony IMX386 ultra pixel lens 12MP + 13MP dual camera.

Few among the features of the rear camera are Auto-refocus, 2X optical Zoom on the 12MP and 10X super digital zoom on the 13MP.

tecno phantom 8 rear image

We actually still don’t have the full details on the size of the battery, but Tecno mobile did say that it will get fully charge within 70 minutes (1 hour : 10 minutes) with the USB Type-C light speed charging port and connector.

The newly launched Tecno Phantom 8 came with  6GB RAM / 64GB internal memory with support for SD card up to 2TB. Also it came with hybrid SIM set up meaning you can either use one micro sim and one nano sim or a micro sim and an SD card.

Connectivity & Color.

Techno Phantom 8 is available in three different colors; Champagne Gold, Galaxy Blue and Phantom Black. They supports dual Sim Cards, Sd card slot, 2G, 3G and 4G+. It supports the latest Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-fi direct and hotspot, USB Type-C.

Phantom 8 Plus & Tecno Phantom 8 Price in Nigeria.

Depending on your location in Nigeria, Phantom 8 cost 138,000 – 150,000 Naira, 40,000 Kenyan Shillings, 860,000 Tanzania Shillings, 1399 United Arab Emirate Dirham, 1670 Ghanaian Cedis.

Tecno Phantom 8 Specs Highlight.


Dimension: 159.95 x 79.5 x 7.9 mm.

Screen size: 5.7-inch IPS with 2.5D Glass front panel.

Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (FHD).

Pixel Density: 380 PPI.

Body: Aluminium Metal.


2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900.

3G: HSDPA 900/1900/2100.

4G: LTE.

SIM Type: Dual SIM.

Operating System & Processor.

Android version: HiOS 3.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat.

Processor Type: Mediatek Helio P25.

Processor Speed: 2.6 GHz Octa-Core.

Graphics Processor: Mali.


Main Camera: Sony IMX386 ultra pixel lens 12MP + 13MP camera with tri Led Flash.

Video Recording: 1080p@30fps.

Front Camera: 20MP with dual Led flash.

Features: Auto-refocus, 2X optical Zoom on the 12MP and 10X super digital zoom on the 13MP.



Internal Storage Memory: 64GB.

SD card Slot: Yes, support up to 128GB.


3500. mAh.


Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Light, Fingerprint, Gyroscope.


Bluetooth: v4.0.

USB: USB Type-C, OTG support.


Wi-Fi: WI Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, hotspot.


Audio/Music Support: MP3, EAAC, WMA, WAV.

Loudspeaker: Yes.

Video Support: MMV, MP4, H.263, H.264.

FM Radio: Yes.


Champagne Gold, Galaxy Blue, Phantom Black..


It will be available in Dubai and many African countries which include Nigeria, Niger, Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Somalia, Zambia, Mozambique, Ghana, Senegal, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Congo Kinshasa, Congo Brazzaville, Ethiopia and Sudan.


That will be all on the Tecno Phantom 8. Let’s know your personal opinion about the Phantom 8 (Plus). Kindly take few seconds of your time to share this article.

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