Within the sweet-spot price segment of INR 6-15 K, there is a stiff competition in the Indian smartphone market. TECNO is one such brand that has been constantly improvising the segment by pushing norms to make advanced camera technology and meaningful localized features available to consumers at a competitive price-points, ever since the brand’s launch in 2017.
Post the success of CAMON i4 which led the crown of best smartphone with triple rear camera under 10K, the brand has taken another step forward recently by launching its Flagship ‘PHANTOM 9’ available on Flipkart in India.
Priced at INR 14999, what makes TECNO PHANTOM 9 a bang-for-the-buck smartphone is its in-display fingerprint sensor, 6GB+ 128GB configuration and Hair Crack Dual LED Front Flashlight, which isn’t available in any other smartphone in this segment. It is designed for today’s tech savvy millennials who do not want to compromise on style along with advanced features, without going too deep in their pockets.
With a small dot notch display and minimal bezels, the design of TECNO PHANTOM 9 offers a premium feel with its dual-tone gradient finish & Lapland Aurora inspired styling. The device features a bright and colorful 6.4-inch full HD+ AMOLED display. The phone is slim and weighs around 164 grams, making it ultra-light and easy to carry.
‘Camera’ being the core strength of TECNO, the PHANTOM 9 ticks every box of premium smartphone camera features that today’s youth looks for while buying a smartphone. TECNO PHANTOM 9 possesses a triple rear camera setup with Super Quad LED flash comprising of a 16MP primary sensor, 2MP depth sensor and an 8MP Ultra wide-lens captures 120°cinematic shots, it has an additional feature of microspur that supports focusing on objects within 2.5 cm. This collectively help capture superior quality images with ample detailing and brighter pictures irrespective of low light conditions. The front camera is equipped with a 32MP high resolution selfie camera that uses the second generation of camera technology ‘4-in-1’ pixel for high-definition resolution. The unique Dual Flashlight ensures brighter, more stunning selfies irrespective of any scenes, especially lowlight ones. You can also tweak the brightness of the flash upfront by a simple swipe up/down gesture on the camera app. The selfie snapper supports features like HDR, Beauty, Wide Selfie, Animoji, and Night Algorithm 2.0. Using these features, one can capture some appealing and powerful selfies.
Talking about the performance, TECNO PHANTOM 9 comes with a 3,500 mAh battery and 12nm technology based Octa-core processor which makes the smartphone faster and power efficient. Running on Android 9.0 Pie, the phone boots the HiOS 5.0 and provides user-friendly features such as Quick Toolbar, Smart Panel, and Reading mode.
Overall, TECNO PHANTOM 9 is a great piece of innovation packed with high-end features. The versatile triple rear-camera, 32MP selfie camera, and super responsive in-display fingerprint are the key highlights of the product, making it the most desirable smartphone under this price bracket. To top it all, TECNO PHANTOM 9 comes with an exceptional promise of “111” under which a consumer is entitled to a 1-time screen replacement for six months, 100 days’ free replacement, and 1-month extended warranty, which is yet again a unique service promise in the online space.