November 18, 2017

TECNO Phantom 6 is coming – TECNO won’t allow Samsung and Apple rest

AdewaleSep 20, 20164min

It is about that time of the year when we expect TECNO mobile to introduce their flagship device into the Nigerian market. Just as I was thinking….. I came across a post on TECNO’s Facebook page which hinted that the new Phantom will be announced any time from now.

The interesting thing about the signal is that two Phantom smartphones will be announced and they are – TECNO Phantom 6 and Phantom 6 Plus

I immediately shared this with a friend and his response made me chuckle – “Phantom 6 Plus? Tecno will not allow Apple and Samsung rest”

Of course I understood what that statement meant, TECNO has been known for what Nigerians call ‘copy copy’, an almost direct imitation of Samsung’s Galaxy and Apple’s iPhone in terms of specifications and design. A very recent example is the design of the Boom J8 which looked like the iPhone and the introduction of its new UI named HiOS which is pronounced as Apple’s iOS.

Now they have taken after the naming tradition, ‘Plus’ which implies a bigger size than the normal product.

phantom-6-plusThe creative on social networks was tagged Beauty and the Beast – beauty represents the Phantom 6 but am left wondering what beastly feature to expect on the Phantom 6 plus apart from the big size. I began to ponder on what specs is left that TECNO has not added to its devices – first I am sure it will come with HiOS, TECNO’s proprietary UI skin, we’ve had Finger print scanner, metallic body….. so the Phantom 6 may be water resistant and must have a very good camera (we have waited too long for this)

Evidently the Phantom series are usually very competitive in terms of specs and most importantly, pricing when compared to Samsung and Apple so I am not expecting less.  Besides ‘who wants to buy a 350k phone in this Buhari’s economy?’ LOL

Rumours have it that the TECNO Phantom 6 may come with dual camera, 4GB of RAM and MediaTek’s Helio X20 processor.

The Phantom 6 plus on the other hand is also rumoured to come with a single 21MP rear camera – very well then, I have an idea where the ‘plus’ suffix originated from. This reminds me of Microsoft Lumia 950 with 20MP camera and pure view technology so for TECNO to add a 21MP camera, sigh!! To whom much is given, much is expected.

No words on pricing yet, just as other specs are still rumoured but I am certain it won’t come in the range of the iPhone 7 or the exploding Galaxy Note 7.

Apparently I have a concern – TECNO phones are becoming increasingly pricey.

We will keep you updated as more details come in.

  • Xhalimx

    For me, I will advise people to go for Phantom 6 plus. That’s where the real phantom is!

    • Fella Lawson

      Well… desire is relative. If I were to go for any, it would be the Beauty, and not the Beast. Subtle is Classic.

      • Nelsonajah

        beauty sure thrills

      • Xhalimx

        Oga, leave english. P6+ is da bomb. I have proof.

        • sulayman

          If you have proof show it then. Ut is important that we see it

      • Aysha

        Same here!!! Well said…

    • Nelsonajah

      is it cos of the size??

      • Xhalimx

        No. It’s basically about the processor speed and type. okay, yeah…the size too.

        • Nelsonajah

          Yeah the size is OK.. Move and Gaming sure pass

          • Xhalimx

            Yeah, talking about gaming. That’s an angle I haven’t really explored. I hope it is worth its mettle in that regard though.

    • lovely chic4

      i will go with the phantom 6

      • Xhalimx

        Then you really dunno whatsup. Phantom 6+ is the beast!!

        • lovely chic4

          Hmmm… Ok till am ready I will review the two. If the beast proves good,i will go with it

          • Xhalimx

            The beast is already good. no disputing that. WHat we are trying to ascertain here is whether it is the best.

          • Kashox

            Well, it is for now, looking at the today affordable Android devices, if you k=have objection as to which should be, state reasons

    • Daniel A

      What then is your reason for saying that? Phantom 6 no be phone????

  • Tunde Lawal

    Some of us would only wish we bought it sha, our range is still Camon C9. I’ld love to just know what it feels like anyways.

    • lovely chic4

      yes..some will admire it, some will buy and some might ste.. i will be right back

      • Daniel A

        Hey come back here and complete that statement.

    • sulayman

      I know when new devices pop out, the previous versions tends to be forgotten.. Then again the Phantom 6 and 6plus has everything to upgrade. Good phone with nice builds

  • Fella Lawson

    However, is the launch really for the 25th of September?

    • Faceless J

      Yes! This date is all over twitter.

      • Kashox

        And i see you guys talking pre Phantom glory, Finally we achieved it.

    • lovely chic4

      so did they chose dubai?

      • Daniel A

        Yes o. They chose Dubai over Nigeria this time around…..

  • Nelsonajah

    few days to go…dubai is feeling the heat!

    • lovely chic4

      sure they will

  • lovely chic4

    21mp should be almost live pic

    • Daniel A

      exactly. It`ll be as if you`re seeing the person standing next to you….lol

    • sulayman

      I tell you … No reason for that pishure not to look even more Natural, Nice camera build up!!!

      • lovely chic4

        photography on my mind

      • lovely chic4

        except some tech guys tamper with it…there should be check on it tho.

  • Daniel A

    No rest for Samsung and iPhone until they make phones affordable. Nice move from Tecno

  • Ademola A.A.

    I am very sure that if not for the rise in dollar, it could have gone for less the price.

  • sulayman

    DBut does this phone has any sort of sensor to control other DR devices?


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