Tecno Mobile Nigeria has unveiled its latest addition to its Phantom series of devices, the Phantom AIII, as part of its efforts to increase its smartphone penetration and market share in the West African country.
Phantom AIII comes as an upgraded version of the Phantom A+ with a dual SIM capability, bigger HD touch screen at 6-inches and a much slimmer body at 8.4mm.
The smartphone runs the Android 4.2 operation system and features a 1.5 GHz quad core processor.
The device features a memory capacity of 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM, a 13 megapixels rear camera and a front camera at 8 megapixels and comes integrated with various applications including Facebook, WhatsApp and Palmchat.
Arif Chowdhury, vice president of Tecno Group, said: “The device is designed with a passion to give everybody access to innovation and its affordable for everyone. It is part of Tecno’s unwavering effort in expanding its offering.”
The device also comes preloaded with the BlackBerry messaging service BBM which is available through a new partnership with BlackBerry, allowing Tecno devices to come preloaded with the application.
“Most people now access the internet through their mobile phones as opposed to PCs. We will be launching more internet series mobile phones to serve the growing demand of our customers,” said Chowdhury.
The Phantom AIII will be available to customers in the country with free monthly data of 500MB for a period of 12 months on purchase and is being made available by Etisalat Nigeria.