We only have three months left and a new Tecno Phantom 7 will be here to take the place of the impressive Tecno Phantom 6, which was unveiled last September.
The Phantom 6 is the entry-level variant of the company’s flagship Phantom series which also has the Phantom 6 Plus. While Tecno Mobile is also expected to come in with a high-end Phantom 7 Plus, the latest developments have only been circling around the standard Phantom 7.
As usual, fans are eager to see some improvements in terms of design, specs, and features when the Phantom 7 comes to life. While there might be a few disappointments here and there, you can rest assured that the 2017 Phantom phones will be interesting pieces of hardware.
The design language of the Phantom 6 is excellent, featuring a metallic unibody that is usually associated with the iPhones of this world. As far as the Phantom 7 is concerned, don’t expect huge changes in terms of this design. Of course, there might be a few tweaks here and there, but the metallic unibody should keep its place. This should also be the same story with the display size, with a possibility that last year’s 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a 1080p resolution will still be used on the Phantom 7, probably with a Gorilla Glass 4 on top as an improvement from last year’s Gorilla Glass 3.
The biggest changes are expected to happen under the hood. Where the Phantom 6 has a MediaTek Helio P10 paired with a RAM of 3GB, the Phantom 7 has recently been benchmarked with an upgraded Helio P25 paired with an even better 4GB RAM. This is huge from Tecno Mobile, especially since there’s an Helio P20 on the market, which could have been an easy choice as a successor to the P10 used in the Phantom 6. As expected, the phone will come with Android 7.0 Nougat running the show.
It’s possible that the Tecno Phantom 7 could keep the same 32GB of expandable storage used on its predecessor, with the high-end 64GB reserved for the Phantom 7 Plus, but we don’t mind surprises too. With the enhanced capabilities of the Helio P25 as well as the growing competition in the photography department, the tech giant could replace the second 5MP lens used on the Phantom 6 with a 13MP lens while keeping the primary lens at the same 13MP. This means you may have a dual 13MP+13MP camera on the back, but the front sensor should keep the same 8MP lens used on its predecessor – or maybe get a better one.
One of the most disappointing things about the Tecno Phantom 6 is the battery capacity. The phone has a mere 2700mAh unit, which is where Tecno Mobile needs to step up with something close to 3000mAh or even more for the Phantom 7. Like last year, this battery will support fast charging technology via a USB-C port.
Other features such as a fingerprint scanner, enhanced Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, eye scanner and so on are also expected to join the party to make this device even sweeter than its predecessor.
Note that all of this is based on rumors and leaks so far and none of them is directly from Tecno Mobile. But with the expected release date of the Tecno Phantom 7 drawing closer, we should get clearer details about this phone and its high-end Phantom 7 Plus counterpart soon. Stay tuned.
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