The Tecno Phantom series is the company’s flagship smartphone offering and the current in the market are the Phantom 6 and 6 Plus.
Tecno Mobile unveiled the Phantom 6 duo back in September 2016 and so far, it appears that the Chinese OEM is working on refreshing the series with new Tecno Phantom 7 and 7 Plus flagships. As expected, the 2017 Phantoms should pick up from where last year’s models left and if this is true, you can expect to see quite an interesting pair of phones.
While the tech company has remained silent on the whereabouts of the upcoming Phantom 7 and 7 Plus handsets, leaks can never be prevented. Apparently, we have what is our first look at the specs and features that could come under the hood of the standard Phantom 7 thanks to Geekbench benchmarks.
The platform has received what is an alleged Tecno Phantom 7 and if the details are to be believed, the Phantom 6 successor will pick up from where it’s predecessor left off with the MediaTek Helio P series. The 2016 model is powered by an Helio P10 SoC or rather MediaTek MT6755 but this year’s Phantom 7 has been benchmarked with a MediaTek MT6757CD or Helio P25 chipset.
This chipset is an octa-core clocked at a speed of 1.9GHz and it will be paired with an impressive 4GB RAM. While we don’t know the storage capacity, it’s possible that Tecno Mobile will want to make the Phantom 7 a true powerhouse by equipping it with at least 64GB of expandable storage, but keeping it at 32GB for pricing reasons is still an option. Software-wise, the benchmarks can confirm that the phone will be powered by Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
As usual with Geekbench benchmarks, the available details end here. However, the fact that the Tecno Phantom 7 will be powered by an Helio P25 SoC makes it easy for us to weigh in on what could be the camera specs. According to MediaTek, the Helio P25 has the power to support up to 24MP single-lens camera setup or an impressive dual 13MP+13MP camera. Like many other OEMs, the dual-lens setup can have one color lens and a second monochrome lens. The Phantom 6 has a dual 13MP+5MP main camera and an 8MP front camera – we expect improvements thanks to the Helio P25 SoC.
These camera lenses would also be equipped with flagship features such as video HDR with full preview, support for 4K video recording and more. But things could be different as well since these are just but the camera specs of the Helio P25 and not the Phantom 7 itself.
Although the battery capacity is also unknown, the Helio P25 leverages the power of the 16nm process used to build it, giving users 25% improved power efficiency. In short, you’ll have a better performing phone that doesn’t consume lots of battery juice. We don’t know much about the rest of the specs, but you can expect a Phantom 7 handset with a metallic build and a premium finish, a huge 5.5-inch display with a 1080p resolution, a bigger battery unit with support for fast charging, 4G LTE connectivity, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, fingerprint scanner and more.
Since the Phantom 6 had different specs compared to the Phantom 6 Plus, we also expect the same for the two Phantom 7 twins, but for now, the details on the Plus variant are still unknown.
Of course, this is not official and as such; don’t be too quick to get your hopes too high. Stay tuned for more updates.