The latest handset is powered by a 6GB high speed RAM, 64ROM, 2.6GHz MediaTekHelio P25processor, 3500mAh battery capacity, an impressive 20MP front camera and a dual rear camera of 12MP+13MP with 10x super zoom and a 50percent extra-fast charge capacity.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, the General Manager of Business at TECNO Mobile, Daniel Glover said the Phantom series which is their flagship product has shown tremendous improvement in terms of specification and quality when compared to the previous Phantom 5, 6 and 6 plus.
He noted that the new Phantom 8 allows customers to download up to 80 Apps without slowing down adding that it enables 50% of download speed and fully charges the phone in 70minutes.
Mr. Glover indicated that customers who purchase the phone will enjoy 2GB MTN Data bundle monthly for 6months and also stand the chance of getting a free decoder, dish and cable from StarTimes.
According to him, his outfit spends time and investment into Research and Development (R&D) taking cognizance the needs of the customer and what they stand to derive from these devices.
“It is worth noting that one of the surest ways of facilitating the access and usage of the digital address system and making it available to the citizens is through the use of smartphone,” he stated.
The General Manager added that mobile phones play a key role in economic development by enhancing the mobile money businesses that has become a major activity adopted by the telcos to deepen financial inclusion in the country.
He noted that job creation has been a fixation of government indicating that the growth of the mobile phone dealers in the country has contribution immensely towards the growth and development of local businesses thereby reducing the unemployment rate.
The incoming Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Mr. Ken Ashigbey, the outgoing Managing Director of Graphic Communications intimated that since September 2014 when the Chamber supported TECNO to launch the Phantom Z, they continue to see an increasing growth of mobile connections which then stood at 29million.
“Today, as we launch the Phantom 8, we have over 37million mobile connections in Ghana. But one era of significant growth and promise in the mobile telephony industry in Ghana is using the power of mobile to enable digital identity,” he noted.