Phantom X2 Series To Get Android 13 Early Next Year

Phantom X2 Series
Phantom X2 Series

TECNO has officially launched their premium devices – the Phantom X2 series which is their flagship smartphone for this year and includes the vanilla Phantom X2 and the Phantom X2 Pro.

They’re both incredible devices checking from the features and specs they carry.

The Phantom X2 series share most features. They come powered by Dimensity 9000 5G(4nm) chipset and Mali G710 MC10 GPU paired with 8GB RAM and 12GB for the regular and Pro version respectively. HiOS adds  5GB of virtual RAM.

Both the regular and Pro have 256GB of UFS 3.1 onboard storage.

The Phantom X2 series has a 5160mAh battery with support for 45W fast charging. 

The Phantom X2 series has a slightly curved 6.8″ Super AMOLED display(1080 x 2400 pixels) rocking a 120Hz refresh rate in a 20:9 aspect ratio. Gorilla Glass Victus is present for protection. The display features P3 wide colour gamut.

The Phantom X2 series rock a 32MP selfie camera and a triple camera setup.

Phantom X2 Cameras:

  • 64MP main
  • 2MP depth
  • 13MP ultrawide

Phantom X2 Pro Cameras

  • 50MP main
  • 50MP portrait
  • 13MP ultrawide

Video recording by the main cameras is capped at 4K 60fps for both too while selfie videos are limited to 1080p 60fps.

For software, they both come with Android 12 and HiOS 12 straight out of the box. It’s a bit disappointing as Android 13 has been out since its release in August this year.

The tech company promised that the Phantom X2 series will get the Android 13 upgrade around the second or third quarter of next year.

It’s still a long way to wait especially for a device going for over 100K. The flagships it’s competing with this year have already gotten the upgrade and next year’s flagships will come with Android 13 baked inside already.

The flagship market is a tight segment with rivals from Xiaomi, Samsung, Realme and OPPO nailing both software and hardware aspects.

Android 13 is brings with it new features including:

  • New Material You colour schemes and new cinematic wallpapers
  • Opt-in notifications.
  • QR code scanner in the quick settings toggle
  • Android 13 will warn you of crooked apps that cause background battery drain.
  • UWB(Ultra-wideband) support is coming to Android 13
  • Full support for Bluetooth Low Energy(LE) audio
  • new look for the output picker and media player.
  • The option to make the lock screen clock more subtle
  • Improved clipboard management 
  • Predictive back gestures
  • 7-day view on the Privacy Dashboard

TECNO needs to improve its software update timeline if its to go against rivals in the premium smartphone market.