The long awaited Tecno Phantom 6 Plus is finally here. It’s launching tomorrow in Kenya but I am lucky enough to have one already for review. Today, I’ll give you a brief summary of what the phone is all about then sink you deeper into its magnificence over the next few days.
Take a look at the package.
It might appear small in the picture but it’s actually close to 20 centimeters in widthh. That’s because it’s home to three other sub-packages containing a number of “goodies.” We’ll get to that but first, let’s see the specifications:
- Display size: 6.0 inches
2. Resolution: 1080 x 1920 px
3. GPU: Mali-T880
4. CPU: 2.0GHz deca-core (Helio X20)
5. OS: Android 6.0 (HiOS)
6. RAM: 4GB
7. Storage: 64GB
8. Camera: 21MP rear, 8MP front
9. Battery: 4050mAH
10. Sensors: Fingerprint, eye scanner, proximity, light, accelerometer
Now these are the items inside apart from the phone:
1 tempered glass (screen protector)
2 detachable charger plugs
1 charger head
1 pair of earphones
1 USB Type-C cable
1 flip cover
1 ejector pin
1 micro-USB to Type-C adapter
Documentations (warranty and user guide)
Quite a lot of useful items there that you won’t find in other phones
Mobile users fancy large screens nowadays an as expected, the screen of the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus is quite big at 6.0 inches. Compared with the Phantom 5, it has a better build quality and a much better design which is sleek and superb too.
Just like the Tecno Camon C9, the Phantom 6 Plus has its 8MP front camera aided by a LED flash. At the back, a 21MP camera is perfectly in place just below the antennae line. Underneath this is the dual-LED flash and fingerprint sensor.
The Phantom branding is engraved at the bottom of the screen, just so everyone knows you have a beast of a phone. The illusion of an edge-to-edge display with the screen turned off seem to give the phone an impressive screen-to-body ratio. Nonetheless, it still looks good with the screen turned on.
With the Phantom 6 Plus, Tecno has also introduced a USB Type-C port for the first time. At the bottom, two grills flank the USB type-C port on each side, giving the impression of a dual speaker system. However, only one speaker is present, the other is just for the microphone.
There’s a hybrid SIM tray on the left side but this isn’t a problem since this device comes with a 64GB storage. At the top is the 3.5mm audio port. On the right side is the volume rocker and power button.
The device runs a dark, refined version of HiOS and the display looks. I will look at sunlight legibility and other things when we do the full review.
Pricing and availability
The Tecno Phantom 6 Plus will be available from October 7th, the day which the official launch takes place. This is when the price shall also be disclosed so be sure that the next article will have all the details.
This was just an introduction. I will take a deeper look at the device when I do the full review. I the coming days, I will tell you more reasons why this is the best phone from Tecno yet.