Tecno Phantom X2 series: Release date, price, specs, cameras, and more!

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The Tecno series “ Phantom” dominates the phone market, especially in Africa. With its predecessor ranging from Phantom A to Phantom A plus and A2, the Phantom series also has been buoyant.

The Tecno phantom X2 series, including the Tecno Phantom X2 and Tecno Phantom X2 Pro, was released on January 09, 2023, and January 17, 2023, respectively. Along with a selection of high-end features, from a powerhouse Mediatek Dimensity 9000 processor to blazing-fast memory and storage, through to super-quick charging, and a striking unibody double-curved design.

The Phantom series is TECNO’s new sub-brand targeting the high-end market and the second-gen Phantom brings the much-needed upgrades over its predecessor with, a bigger battery, faster charging speeds, a better and bigger display, a new design and louder speakers, and more importantly a flagship-worthy chipset.


The TECNO PHANTOM X2 series launched with the Tecno Phantom X2 priced at  USD 720, while the Tecno Phantom X2 Pro is priced at USD 930.

Tecno Phantom X2 series key specs

SpecificationTecno X2Tecno X2 Pro
DesignRear Camera64 MP + 13 MP + 2 MP Triple Better Camera Resolution50 MP + 50 MP + 13 MP Triple
Dimensions72.65 x 164.61 x 8.9 mm72.65 x 164.61 x 8.95 mm
ColorsStardust Gray, Moonlight SilverStardust Gray, Mars Orange
DisplaySize6.8 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 120 Hz6.8 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 120 Hz
Aspect Ratio20.:920.:9
MemoryRAM8 GB12 GB
Storage TypeUFS 3.1UFS 3.1
ConnectivityUSBYes, USB-C v2.0Yes
CameraRear Camera64 MP (Wide Angle)
13 MP (Ultra Wide)
2 MP with autofocus
50 MP 1/1.3″, 1.2µm, PDAF f/1.9 (Wide Angle)
50 MP 65mm, 1/2.7″, 0.64µm, PDAF, 2.5x optical zoom, retractable lens f/1.5 (Telephoto)
13 MP AF (Ultra Wide) with autofocus
OSAndroid v12Android v12
Chipset MediaTek Dimensity 9000Mediatek Dimensity 9000
CPU3.05 GHz, Octa Core Processor3.05 GHz, Octa Core Processor
BatterySize5160 mAh, Li-Po Battery5160 mAh, Li-Po Battery
Fast ChargingYes, 45W Fast ChargingYes, 45W Fast Charging

Tecno Phantom X2 Series: DESIGN

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TECNO Phantom X2 series keeps the curved display from the Phantom X but is now bigger at 6.8″. It’s an AMOLED screen in a 20:9 aspect ratio sporting a 120Hz refresh rate and P3 wide colour gamut. It is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.

 The fast 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate make gaming and interacting with the phone interface buttery smooth and with no lag with the powerful chipset and RAM combo.

For biometrics, we get an optical under-display fingerprint reader and face unlock which is pretty fast.

Along with a selection of high-end features from a powerhouse Mediatek Dimensity 9000 processor 4nm 5G chip, which is a huge step forward in terms of performance to up to 256GB ROM plus 8GB expandable RAM memory and storage under the hood.  It also comes equipped with super-quick 45W fast charging with a 5,160mAh battery that can easily last for more than a day on a full charge, a 6.8 inches AMOLED screen with a 120Hz Refresh Rate, the TECNO PHANTOM X2 doesn’t lack anything, from the sleek design, premium features to high-quality photography, the Phantom X2 promises it all.


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The Tecno Phantom X2 Series comes with some improvements on essential camera features like Super Night and Beautification Mode, the PHANTOM X2 Pro 5G is the first smartphone with a retractable lens designed specifically for portrait photography.

Longer focal lengths create additional background compression, naturally softening and blurring the background to add depth to your pictures. This means you can achieve professional-looking portraits without the need for hit-and-miss software-applied blur. The PHANTOM X2 Pro boasts a shallow 18.9cm depth of field for more pronounced natural bokeh.

TECNO has also partnered with photographer Rankin to co-develop the PHANTOM X2 Pro 5G’s “Master Filters.” With multiple filters to choose from, creative photographers can tailor their images just to their liking. “The tech involved with this phone is extraordinary,” said Rankin. “It’s not just about taking good images quickly anymore, it’s about creating something visually stunning that we can be really creative with.”

The PHANTOM X2 Series also comes packaged with a number of Smart Business features to take these devices from selfie snappers to workhorses.

The Smart Business suite includes a bevy of systems designed to make your life in the business world easier. The Translator feature allows you to turn on live subtitles for international online calls, and you can enable it to automatically translate messages in WhatsApp, Messenger, LINE, Twitter, and more. With photo translation and face-to-face translation, you’ll never be out of the loop again.

If you take a photo of a document, the Smart Business File Secretary will recognize it as such and convert any text into an editable file. Awesome isn’t it?


Both phones ship with more than capable chipsets – they rock the Dimensity 9000 5G(4nm) and Mali G710 MC10 GPU chipset paired with 8GB RAM and 12GB for the regular and Pro versions respectively. You can expand either with up to 5GB of virtual RAM.

Also, 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 brick is included in the box and the cable and type-C charging cable. The Phantom X2 takes 20 minutes to go from empty to 54% and an hour to full charge.

Although there is a lot of room for improvement. However, for the starting price of the phones, we can commend TECNO for pushing the boundaries in terms of design, battery, performance, and cameras.

In conclusion, the TECNO PHANTOM X2 series is the perfect choice for customers who want the best of both worlds. With its combination of quality and sustainability, the PHANTOM X2 offers fashion and environmental responsibility.

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