Tecno Phantom10: There are phones that are produced to upset the market. What we mean by upset the market is that, they are produced cheap but offer more value for to users than more expensive phones in similar category. This new Phantom10 phone from Tecno is meant to do just that.
The Tecno Phantom10 will be the new addition to the Tecno Phantom category. It will be replacing the Tecno Phantom9 released last year. You should know that the Phantom series is the highest phone produce by Tecno Mobile (Tecno Flagship phones).
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Quick Note: Tecno might also decide to call this phone Tecno Phantom X. And all specifications listed below are subject to changes prior to official announcement from Tecno Mobile. You can watch This Video to know more about this new Tecno Phone.
Just like every other phones, Tecno Phones are not usually perfect but when it comes to value for money they are always on point. Here is what we mean, imagine spending $400 to buy a smartphone and you see a $250 smartphone that is actually better in terms of performance and overall user experience.
The situation above is sad but that is not always the case with Tecno Phones. When you spend $200 to buy a Tecno Phone, it is very difficult for you to see a $150 dollar phone that is actually better. Now you understand what we mean by value for money.
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Well, we have put together the complete features of the smartphone below (expected specifications). As always, we focus more on user experience and performance, hence we’ll be skipping all the technical grammars.
Just below the summary of the features is a table with the complete specifications of the Phantom10 or Phantom X. We’ll be having this phone for review and live test when it finally launches, head over to our YouTube Community to catch all the vibes.
Specifications of Tecno Phantom10
Build and Display
This new phone might just be the first Tecno Phone of 2020 to come with an Amoled display. Its might have a screen size of between 6.5 – 6.9 inch. There might also be some level of screen protection most likely a corning gorilla glass 5. We are expecting a front glass, plastic back and plastic frame in its build.
Early first photos of this phone is suggesting a pop up camera technology. But, you should not be too surprise if it comes with a tiny punch hole at the middle.
Well, its build materials are not the very best in the market but that is one of the way Tecno saves cost. The display features is pretty cool and the possible presence of a standard 60Hz refresh rate makes it even looks better.
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Chipset, RAM and Internal Storage
When it comes to choise of SOC, we are expecting to see a MediaTek chipset. Most like the MediaTek G70 gaming chipset. Well, it will be a big surprise if tecno uses a Snapdragon chipset to power the phone. Lets just say, Tecno loves MediaTek more than Qualcomm.
But, we don’t want you thinking that the MediaTek G70 chipset is some baby SOC for Midrange smartphones. Remember the Infinix Note 7 that performed better than the Samsung Galaxy A51 and A31? Yes that phone was uses the MediaTek G70 chip.
For the sake of doubt, please watch This Comparison Video by Valor Reviews to help you understand how powerful the MediaTek G70 chipset is.
If Tecno also decide to use the MediaTek G90 or G90T, we won’t be too surprised. But, if they decide to use any of the MediaTek chipset that supports 5G connectivity we’ll be very surprised. And that will also make the phone a little more expensive. Check out This YouTube Playlist to see all the recent MediaTek 5G chipsets.
So far, the phone is expected to come in a variant of, 6GB RAM and 128GB Internal Storage. There will also be a additional storage via microSD card.
Things is going to be a little more interesting in the camera sector of this phone. Tecno is also using a more improved Taivos technology to enhance its camera quality.
This phone is expected to have a quad rear camera. A 64 MP main camera, 8 MP ultrawide, a 5 MP macro lens and 2 MP depth sensor. Again nothing is confirmed yet but we can tell you some of the expected features of these cameras.
We are expecting to see features like; OIS, gyro-EIS and HDR with LED flash. You should expect to take some stable images and also take good photos even at night.
Upfront, the phone might come with a 32 MP motorized pop up selfie or placed in a punch hole at the middle of the screen. Both designs look modern and premium.
Software and Battery
The phone run out of the box Android 10 along with Samsung latest software the HiOS 6.0 which is really good. Phantom10 or PhantomX will likely be powered by a non removable 4500mAh battery with 18W fast charge feature enabled but no wireless charge enabled.
Charging the phone should not be much of a problem though. We have put together the full specifications of the Tecno Phantom10 below.
Tecno Phantom10 Specifications
Technology: GSM / CDMA/ HSPA / LTE
2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G LTE: YES
Download Speed: HSPA, LTE-A
Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back, plastic frame
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Type: SUPER AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 6.95 inches, 114.7 cm2 (~83.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 1640 pixels (~358 ppi density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
OS (Operating System): Android 10, HiOS 6.0
Chipset (Processor): Mediatek Helio G70 (12 nm)
CPU Details: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU: Mali-G52 2EEMC2
Card Slot (SD Card): microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal Storage: 6GB RAM, 128GB Internal Storage
Quad Lenses: 64 MP + 8 MP (ultrawide) + 5 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth sensor)
Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR, OIS
Single Camera: 32 MP
Video: [email protected]
3.5mm Jack: Yes
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
Radio: FM radio
USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
Charging: Fast charging 18W
Games: Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store
Price: About $250, N97000
From photo leaks and rendering, so far the phone looks really beautiful. And it appears that it will be having a motorized pop up selfie camera. But since its not official, there might also be last minute changes by Tecno.
The unofficial price of the Tecno Phantom10 is about $250, N97000 Naira. Tell us what you think about this new Tecno phone via your comment below.