Tecno Mobile has launched the latest model of the company’s flagship Phantom lineup. In a Lagos, Nigeria event which had company executives as well as members of the Nigerian blogging industry and personalities from the Standards Organization Of Nigeria in attendance, the Chinese OEM took the veils off the Tecno Phantom 5 smartphone.
The 70,000 naira-priced succeeds the 2014-released Phantom A3 which had a 45,000 naira price tag at launch, signaling the huge generation gap that has occurred during the evolving of Tecno Phantoms within the short period. The increased pricing was supposedly justified with the Phantom 5’s premium build and improved spec sheet which includes a fingerprint sensor, aluminum unibody and Dobly digital sound system and speakers.
The phablet-sized Tecno Phantom 5 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 32GB of in built storage and adequate 3GB of RAM. The smartphone runs on a specially customized iteration of Google’s Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system while a 64 bit MediaTek MT6753 chipset clubbed with a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU ticks inside the engine. The handset is supplied energy by a non-removable Li-Ion battery cell with 3000mAh of juice.
Speaking at the launch event, Tecno MD Chidi Okonkwo explained that the emergence of Phantom 5 was evidence that “a great technology doesn’t have to cost the world.”