TECNO, the mobile company known for producing entry to mid-range mobile devices for emerging markets like Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Pakistan and India is introducing a premium model device with the announcement of the PHANTOM X. The company is rebranding the Phantom model to represent its premium category for its devices. TECNO has packed in some good specs for the device but how will this compare to existing devices in this range and will it be value for money?
TECNO Phantom X runs on a MediaTek Helio G95 processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage. It sports a 6.7-inch display, 90Hz panel, 1080p resolution and Gorilla Glass 5. The phone will come running Android 11 and HIOS 7.6. It will have a 4700 mAh battery capacity that supports 33W fast charging. TECNO says you can get up to 70% when you charge it for 30 minutes.
In terms of pricing, the Phantom X will retail at about $460 – $560. Here are the country-specific prices in the following markets; Ghana – GHS 2795, Nigeria – NGN 228,000, Kenya – KES 49,999. Pakistan – Rs. 69,999, India – ₹18,999 .
TECNO Phantom X Specs
- OS – Android 11, HIOS 7.6
- Display – 6.70-inch (1080×2340), Super AMOLED Display, 90Hz, 385 ppi
- Dimensions – 163.5 x 73.8 x 8.7 mm
- Processor – MediaTek Helio G95, Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55), GPU: Mali-G76 MC4
- RAM – 8GB
- Storage – 256GB
- Front Selfie camera – 48MP + 8MP
- Rear Main camera – 50MP + 8MP + 13MP
- USB Type-C
- Battery Capacity – 4700mAh
- Weight 201 g
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Phantom X review by GSMARENA
Everything you need to know about the Camera capability and experience
For a premium phone, TECNO says the Phantom X’s main camera has a 50MP Ultra-Nigh camera with ultra-large sensors that support 100 million pixel photo mode. The 48MP front camera sports a 105°Ultra-Wide-angle and 50mm golden portrait mode. It also boasts of a super night mode that lets you get clear and vivid photos at night. But what exactly do you get and what does this mean? Read on to find out especially if you are buying or own one, to maximize the device.
50MP Ultra-Night Camera with 1/1.3-inch Ultra-Large Sensor
With PHANTOM X’s extraordinary camera features, users can become professional photographers producing high-quality photos. PHANTOM X adopts the industry-leading 50MP Ultra-Night Camera with a 1/1.3-inch Ultra-Large Sensor, making it easy to shoot crisp professional photos. With a pixel size of 2.4um in 4-in-1 pixel mode, PHANTOM X’s 50MP camera with 1/1.3-inch ultra-large sensor can take in a 33% more light from the outer environment compared to a camera featuring a 108MP camera with 1/1.5-inch sensor, bringing a wider ISO range and less noise. It also comes with better exposure and detailed reproduction in complex lighting. The ultra-clear image is achieved by decoding the image quality of Re-mosaic, providing ample space for post cropping and re-creation, supporting one hundred million level shooting.
48MP Ultra-clear Selfie Camera with 105°Ultra-Wide Angle
PHANTOM X features a 48MP Ultra-clear Selfie camera offering greater color vibrancy and natural quality when snapping a selfie. Users can have clearer skin textures, sharper facial features, and brighter smiles to capture all their beauty in its glory. Layered with AI to add that extra glimmer and sparkle, every selfie will be picture perfect. Additionally, PHANTOM X will automatically expand the field of view to 105°Ultra-Wide Angle, fitting more in group selfies. Magic to cheese not squeeze with more friends!
Portrait Magician – Magic of 50mm Golden Portrait
As for the important portrait photo performance, PHANTOM X uses a 50mm focal lens to present the Golden Portrait natural images without distortion, capturing and enhancing the quality. By accurate scenery separation and aesthetic spot effect, each portrait is filled with vivid details. Users can also choose seven diversified portrait lighting effects without changing the photo background. Three professional portrait color schemes are provided by PHANTOM X for the skin color needs of different groups, in line with multi-regional aesthetics. And there are more: PHANTOM X uses AI to restore the portraits by automatically learning how to sharpen the fuzzy image taken from less desirable conditions such as low light, sports events, or shaking hands. Be bold to capture the best portrait with PHANTOM X.
Super Night View 3.0 and Super Night Portrait
With the increased 4-in-1 pixel size, PHANTOM X can bring the night alive and capture more than the eye can see. When paired with AI assistance to add those finishing touches, the glow of the city night can be vividly captured from a simple click. And with the meshing of low light HDR and AI, your nightlife snaps will also shine with exuberance. It is your opportunity to capture the beauty of night city scenes with the Super Night View 3.0, and you can have elegant portraits in the glorious night view with the help of the Super Night Portrait.
Even in an extremely dark environment, PHANTOM X can increase the amount of light captured to reveal fine details hidden in the dark. With the powerful Super Night Mode, users can shoot an unexpectedly bright and clear night scene at any time.
Night Video Algorithm and the 960fps Slow Motion
“What should life be like on its best day?” PHANTOM X answers by making its users become video experts. With Night Video Algorithm, users don’t have to worry about those low lighting conditions. The leading Night Video Algorithm enables users to capture ultimate clarity, highly defined colors, and the finest details. In addition, the film mode of PHANTOM X makes it possible to edit your own cinematic films on your hands with different film schemes, whether it is for parties, travel, or business meetings. Even for an exciting fast sports event, the 960fps Slow Motion can help users freeze every fleeting moment just like memories frozen in time. Whether it is for days or nights, dynamics or statics, PHANTOM X records every moment, sharp and clear.
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