Thursday, January 27, 2022

The new TECNO Phantom 9 launches July 10

After missing out last year, TECNOs flagship is getting a refresh/reboot this year...

Here’s the new Phantom 9:

TECNO Kenya confirms the device will be available in the 2nd Week of July. And it will be called TECNO Phantom 9.

TECNO’s last flagship, the Phantom 8, was launched close to two years ago. It was a replacement for the Phantom 6 and 6 Plus after the company decided to skip the name Phantom 7.

Well, as it seems, TECNO will be launching a new Phantom Flagship soon. And they’re already teasing it:

The teasers are from TECNO India, so we can’t be sure when the device will make it’s way to the Kenyan or Nigerian market. But as we have seen in the past, all Phantoms have been available locally. So this won’t be an exception.

Since it’s been close to two years, I am not sure what name TECNO will go with: Phantom 9? Phantom 10? Phantom X? Or just “THE NEW PHANTOM”? What are your thoughts on this? I think it’ll be Phantom 10 given the launch date haha

The rumoured features of the new device include:

  • Triple Back camera setup: Wide angle, Standard Lens, and a depth sensor
  • Under the display fingerprint scanner – See teaser image
  • Android 9 Pie
  • The top Mediatek processor
  • All glass design
  • Among other things.

We can only but speculate about the specs, before more details emerge. The phone is expected to cost between Ksh. 24,000 and Ksh. 30,000. Hopefully, TECNO don’t make the mistake of overpricing it. It is a new world currently in terms of phone prices, and if they’re serious, they should know we currently have excellent devices at the Ksh. 30,000 mark.

I would advice TECNO to strive for the 23k to 26k price point. Here, they can manage great specs to bring people back to the Phantom dream, as people have definitely forgotten that line of phones, and won’t be ready to jump on a new expensive device easily.

But at that price point they will still be competing with the new Huawei Y9 Prime 2019, and the discounted Huawei P30 Lite which are all great devices. Remember we also currently have the likes of the Redmi Note 7 Pro…

What are your thoughts and expectations on the upcoming Phantom?



  1. The tecno phantom , designs is good. The battery capacity is very small ,at least 4000 or 4500 battery capacity. The tecno phantom designs is the same design of the infinix s4. And the infinix s4 have good battery capacity and great camera. Tecno have to look different designs for the phantom9.

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