Tecno is one particular of the models that the Chinese telephone producer Transsion is making use of for its oversee markets – and most prominently, in Africa.
The firm has taken its Phantom lineup and has designated it as their flagship item lineup – meant to even reach new markets these kinds of as Turkey. So in its essence, it isn’t going to have a lot to do with previously produced Phantom units by Tecno this sort of as the Phantom 9.
The business just sent us the 1st machine in the new series for evaluation – the Phantom X. It is prime-of-the-line as far as Tecno’s portfolio is involved, but get the word ‘flagship’ alternatively loosely below.
The Phantom X is a marginally upgraded variation of the just lately reviewed Tecno Camon 17 Professional. The Phantom replaces the Liquid crystal display for an AMOLED panel and offers a far more proficient camera set up also but the identical MediaTek G95 powers up the two gadgets.
Really don’t decide it entirely by the chipset, although. The Phantom X delivers high quality-degree features that enhance the value of the system. The most noteworthy one is the 50MP key sensor (similar as in the vivo X60 Pro+), aided by a suitable 13MP telephoto camera (2x zoom) and an 8MP ultrawide device with autofocus. The selfie aspect hasn’t been disregarded possibly so the alternatively major punch-hole on the front residences a significant 48MP most important digicam and an 8MP just one for ultrawide selfies.
Tecno Phantom X specs at a look:
Physique: 163.5x73.8x8.7mm, 201g Glass entrance, glass back (Gorilla Glass 5). Display: 6.70" Super AMOLED, 90Hz, 1080x2340px resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 385ppi. Chipset: Mediatek Helio G95 (12 nm): Octa-core (2x2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2. GHz Cortex-A55) Mali-G76 MC4. Memory: 256GB 8GB RAM microSD card slot. OS/software: Android 11, HIOS 7.6. Rear camera: Large (most important): 50 MP, f/1.9, 1/1.3", 1.2µm, Twin Pixel PDAF, Laser AF Telephoto: 13 MP, f/2.45, 50mm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom Extremely wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.25, 120˚, 1/4.", 1.12µm, AF. Front camera: Broad (major): 48 MP, f/2.2, 1/2.", .8µm Extremely large angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 105˚, 1/4.", 1.12µm. Video capture: Rear camera: [email protected]/60fps, [email protected] Entrance digicam: [email protected] Battery: 4700mAh Speedy charging 33W, 70% in 30 min (marketed). Misc: Fingerprint reader (below show, optical) FM radio 3.5mm jack.
Apart from the cameras, the device has a big, curved 6.7-inch OLED panel to be very pleased of. It boasts a 90Hz refresh fee and comprehensive DCI-P3 shade gamut protection. And, of system, you will find an optical fingerprint reader put beneath it.
Other notable characteristics contain 33W quickly charging, which ought to deliver a 70% demand to the 4,700 mAh battery in 30 minutes, a complete-fledged twin SIM + microSD card slot, and a 3.5mm audio jack at the base. And very last, but not least, the Phantom X characteristics a very well-rounded top quality-wanting structure with a patterned glass again, Gorilla Glass 5 on the entrance, and an aluminum body. It truly is a rare situation of quality capabilities put together with a mid-assortment SoC that can potentially snatch some customers from the significant-named makes.
The only capture is that the Tecno brand name is not very well-proven in many countries, so its key marketplaces continue being Africa and Turkey. No timeframe has been given for a European launch however.
Unboxing the Tecno Phantom X
The machine comes in a massive black box that contains the 33W-capable charger, USB-A to USB-C cable for information transfer and charging, a protective case, and a pair of headphones with a 3.5mm plug.
The OEM compensated special consideration to the case as it features a gentle-contact, faux-leather floor providing superb grip. Nevertheless, it would not wrap all over the sides so it leaves the edges uncovered. It truly is nonetheless fairly tasteful and hardly adds to the phone’s proportions.