After missing out in 2020, TECNO has officially launched its latest device in the Phantom series – the Phantom X.
The last Phantom was the Phantom 9 from 2019 and it looks like TECNO is back with a bang with the Phantom X.
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Phantom X ships with a 6.7″ Super AMOLED display. The screen is high resolution and with high refresh rate at 1080p+ resolution and 90Hz respectively.
On top of this, the display is also curved at the edge.
Being an AMOLED display, TECNO also included a customizable Always-on display and added Gorilla Glass 5 Protection.
Just like the Phantom 9, we also have an in-display fingerprint reader that’s much faster together with the additional quick face unlock for bio-authentication.
Under the hood of the Phantom X is a 12nm MediaTek Helio G95 chipset coupled with Mali G76 GPU.
Phantom X also packs 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage.
The main attraction of the Phantom X is in its photography sleeve.
We get a 50MP main camera that has Dual Pixel and Laser Autofocus together with a 13MP telephoto lens with 2X zoom. This lens also comes through for shooting portraits.
The last camera in the triple setup is the 8MP ultrawide lens with 120 degree field of view.
The PhantomX’s display is interrupted at the top left corner with dual selfie cameras that include a 48MP main and an 8MP ultrawide camera with 105 degrees field of view.
You’ll have lots of photography modes to play around with including SuperNight mode(selfies and regular shots), Time Lapse, Slow Motion, Film Mode with themed customizable video templates surrounding travel, sport, party, performance, street, family and more.
These templates come together with a variety of transitions, camera movements and music choices in the Film mode.
The camera interface itself is pretty smooth and shooting modes are easily and quickly accessible. You are bound to get really amazing shots both in daylight and lowlight scenarios with the Phantom X.
On the software side of things, we have the best of both worlds – TECNO’s HiOS 7.6 – the company’s latest user interface and Android 11.
HiOS 7.6 brings with it a new modern layout with a minimalist visual experience and new features like Peek Proof, App Twin, Video Assistant, Improved Smart scanner with document correction, Phone cloner, among others.
Android 11 comes with new privacy and security features including improved handling of app permissions for the camera, microphone, and location, scoped storage, and auto-reset permissions for apps you haven’t used in a while, Nearby Share, ability to pin apps in the share menu and scheduled dark mode, powerful media controls, seamless updates, Multitasking pane, improved autofill, suggested apps, biometric authentication, among a host of other useful features.
TECNO Phantom X has a 4700mAh battery that supports 33W USB-C charging.
29 minutes gets you from 4% to 64% and another 15 minutes to 89%.
PHANTOM X came up with two classical colours: Van Gogh’s Starry Night Blue and Monet’s Summer Garden. Van Gogh’s Starry Night brings a stellar display of the mysteriously nebulous sky. Monet’s Summer Garden is a display of warm and exuberant colours.
The launch event was held at Ole Sereni and was hosted by Mark Masai. TECNO also unveiled its X-lineup that included Jeff Koinange, Grace Msalame, Janet Mbugua, Nameless and Wahu, Nick Mutuma, Sharon Mundia, and Victoria Kimani.
“We’re proud to introduce the all-new PHANTOM X. It is an extraordinary beginning that encompasses TECNO’s vision, encapsulating and reframed for a new audience of more demanding consumers,” said Stephen Ha, General Manager of TECNO, “PHANTOM X isn’t just an innovative high-end smartphone; it empowers the modern extraordinary individuals’ way of life-being bold to reject the ordinary, always strive for success and have the ambition to achieve new heights. Holding this spirit, we aim to continually make breakthroughs in product and design innovations as we have delivered through PHANTOM X.”
Pricing and Availability
TECNO Phantom X goes for Ksh 49,999 and is already in TECNO’s official retail stores countrywide(check here).