Phantom X2 To Launch in Kenya Later This Year


TECNO is preparing to bring their flagship phone to the country – the Phantom X2. This is the successor to the original Phantom X launched early last year.

The Phantom X was the company’s entry into the premium flagship smartphone market and TECNO is upping its game with this year’s Phantom X2.

The Phantom X had a curved 6.7″ Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 5 Protection and an in-display fingerprint reader. It was powered by a 12nm MediaTek Helio G95 chipset coupled with Mali G76 GPU paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage.

For cameras, we had a 50MP main camera that has Dual Pixel and Laser Autofocus together with a 13MP telephoto lens with 2X zoom. There was an 8MP ultrawide lens with a 120-degree field of view.

For selfies, TECNO went with a dual setup featuring a 48MP main and an 8MP ultrawide camera with 105 degrees field of view.

For software, we had TECNO’s HiOS 7.6 and Android 11. TECNO Phantom X had a 4700mAh battery that supports 33W USB-C charging.

We expect really big features coming with its successor.

Phantom X is shipping with MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000+ 5G processor. This could bring huge improvements in terms of performance as it’s the chipset maker’s premium processor.

It has been rumoured that the Phantom X2 will have a slightly curved Super AMOLED display rocking a 120Hz refresh rate. This time we’ll see a centred punch-hole camera instead of a pin-shaped one from its predecessor that hosted two cameras.

For cameras, we expect a high megapixel setup – a 108MP or even 200MP main camera and telephoto and an ultrawide. Speculations are pointing out that we might get a gimbal system and a 5X optical zoom(up to 60X zoom) for the telephoto.

TECNO might stick with the 48MP selfie cameras or switch to the 32MP front-facing camera.

Now Read: Phantom X Camera Review: A Different Quest

Battery capacity might stay the same at 4700mAh but the charging speeds might jump to 45W or 65W.

Phantom X2 will ship with Android 12 and HiOS 8.6 with the likelihood of upgrading to Android 13 later in the year just like the Camon 19 series.

Pricing and Availability

With the bump in specs, we expect a similar bump in price too just like its predecessor. Pricing might start around 60K as it joins the big boys like the upcoming OPPO Reno8 or the vivo V25.

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