Last year, Oppo unveiled an interesting concept phone with a retractable rear camera equipped with 2x telephoto zoom and a smaller bump. Now Techno has succeeded before Oppo A commercial device with a retractable camera supply
Tecno Phantom X2 Pro
The new Tecno Phantom X2 Pro phone is equipped with a 50 megapixel retractable camera on the back panel, which uses a sensor with 1.28 micron pixels and is part of the triple camera design. This sensor is placed behind a lens with an aperture of f/1.49. This 65mm camera offers 2.5x zoom and is practically equipped with a portrait lens.
The Tecno Phantom X2 Pro does not offer variable optical zoom, unlike the Galaxy K Zoom or Sony’s Xperia 1 IV, which had a telephoto camera with a variable focal length. The phone is likely based on hybrid zoom to capture photos above its 2.5x zoom factor.
In other words, the Techno collapsible system is designed with the sole purpose of not increasing the thickness of the camera island. But as you can see in the GIF above, the bump doesn’t look that much smaller when the lens is retracted.
Other specifications of Tecno Phantom X2 Pro
The new Tekno phone is equipped with a Dimensity 9000 processor and 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. So it can probably run graphics-intensive games and other heavy programs without any problems. On the front panel, there is a 6.8-inch Full HD + display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. This OLED display has a curved edge and uses Gorilla Glass Victus protective glass. This device uses a 5,160 mAh battery with support for 45W wired charging, but there is no news of a wireless charger.
In addition to the retractable camera, the back panel of the new Tecno phone is equipped with a 50-megapixel wide camera and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera. The 32-megapixel selfie camera is also embedded in the circular hole above the display.
Other key features of this product include Bluetooth 5.3, HiOS 12 user interface based on Android 12 operating system (although Android 13 has been available for a few months), dual nano SIM cards. It’s also interesting that, unlike many phones these days, the Phantom X2 Pro comes with a charger in the box.
Tecno Phantom X2 Pro price and availability
Tecno has confirmed that the Phantom X2 Pro will be available in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. This company did not announce the European price of the product; But it confirmed that it will be available in Saudi Arabia for 3,499 Saudi Riyals ($930). This phone is available in gray and orange colors.
This Chinese brand also introduced a standard Techno version (Phantom X2) with 8GB of RAM, a 2MP sensor instead of the rear camera, and a 64MP main camera instead of the Pro’s 50MP camera. Needless to say, unlike the Pro model, the Techno Phantom X2 does not have a retractable camera and is sold at a price of $715.
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