Transsion Holdings subsidiary Tecno has built a towering reputation for itself in the Middle East, Indian, and African markets with its decently priced and durable offerings. The brand has over the years launched budget and mid-range smartphones as well as feature phones which have propelled it as a leading brand in these markets.
However, the brand is looking to expand its dragnet into the high-end market. To this end, it is relaunching the Phantom series as a separate sub-brand. The Tecno Phantom X has been launched as the first premium smartphone under the new sub-brand. The smartphone features several high-end features, including a powerful front and rear camera setup.
The Tecno Phantom X sports a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with an FHD+ resolution and support for a 90Hz refresh rate. The display uses the 19.5:9 aspect ratio and is curved on the sides. The phone also has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and back panel for protection.
The Phantom X is powered by a MediaTek Helio G95 processor paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The device also adopts a vapor chamber cooling system attached to the chipset to keep it cooler up to 3-5º.
At the rear, the Tecno flagship packs a 50MP main camera with a large 1/1.3” sensor with 1.2µm native pixels that grow to 2.4µm with binning. The sensor utilizes Dual Pixel and Laser autofocus with an f/1.85 aperture. The device also packs a 13MP telephoto lens while the third sensor is an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens. The device also packs a quad-LED flash. The device features a fingerprint reader embedded under the display and is touted to unlock the phone in 0.4 seconds.
For selfies, the Phantom X packs a dual-camera setup embedded inside the dual punch-hole cut-out located at the left corner of the display. The selfie camera includes a 48MP main shooter and an 8MP ultrawide module with a 105º lens. The front camera even has a dual-LED flash.
The device packs a 4700mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. Tecno says a 30-minute charge will boost a flat battery up to 70%.
Tecno is yet to announce the pricing details of the Phantom X. The flagship is expected to be available next month.
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