The rave of the moment in Nigeria’s phone and gadgets loving community has finally been unleashed. Tecno Phantom 5 the third most talked about device in recent time coming just after Infinix Hot 2 – Android One device and Tecno made Camon C8 – the self acclaimed photographic monster.
The new Tecno device was unveiled yesterday at an event held inside the distinguished Sheraton Hotels, Ikeja. Keynotes were by various Tecno stalwarts and then came the big unveil – the premium looking Tecno Phantom 5.
Tecno Phantom 5 is a 5.5″ follow up of 2014 flagship Tecno Phantom Z. The new device boasts an averagely sized 3GB of RAM (we’ve seen better at same price range, but we’ll pass). The device chasis is all metal, giving it that distinct metallic/premium look.
There’s a noticeable new addition to the device’s specs, the fingerprint touch sensor, an enhanced HiFi 2.0 Dolby Nature surround audio-first, which uses the same systematic audio outputs utilized intheir music exclusive device – the boom J7, thus offering a natural ‘Boom’ sound with zero sound distortion.
The best part of the details is the fact that the new device is an LTE device (though Nigeria is not yet an LTE enabled country – mobile networks I mean, not broad-bands). Aside that, the new Tecno Phantom 5 packs a 13MP auto-focus camera sensor, and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. What we can not however say is if the device would be getting Marshmallow and subsequent releases, seeing that Tecno has so far never done so.
The new device is run by MediaTek’s TFA9890 processor which doles out quite a fascinating experience on an 8-core CPU.
Capping up the features on the new premium device, Tecno slammed down a hefty 69900Naira price tag to accompany the device, making it the first ‘premiumly’ priced device from Our dearly beloved ‘budget friendly’ brand. Tecno are taking a leap of faith and entering the highly competitive premium smartphone industry in the country which is jointly run by big wigs Samsung, LG and Apple.
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