Tuesday was the turn of smartphone enthusiasts in Kenya to experience the new Tecno Phantom 5 after the 4G LTE smartphone was launched in Nigeria last week.
The smartphone sports among other features, a fingerprint sensor, Phase Detection Autofocus that brings near-instant autofocus (0.2 seconds), 64-bit octa-core MediaTek CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage as memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG connectivity, 13 megapixels at the back with dual flash and image stabilization; 8 megapixels on the front with flash camera, and 5.5 inch Full HD display.
The Phantom 5 is also the first smartphone the company will be marketing as a 4G LTE phone openly, which is expected to appeal to the high-end users in Kenya. The new smartphone succeeds the earlier version, Phantom Z, which did well the Kenyan market when it was launched. With about 18% share of the Kenyan smartphone market, Tecno’s new smartphone is expected to follow similar path of success as its predecessor; the Phantom Z.
The Tecno Phantom 5 has a retail price of Ksh. 39,999, while consumers in Nigeria are expected to shell out a whopping 70,000 Naira to get it from the retail stores across the country.