Local media and photographers get first shot at TECNO Mobile’s flagship high-end Phanton X2 series
For one day, local media and professional photographers traded in their usual camera gear for a premium 5G smartphone to participate in TECNO Mobile’s Technology for Nature Conservation photo tour at Masungi Georeserve in Rizal province.
The 5G smartphones were extraordinary, with high-quality camera lenses comparable to professional cameras. Touted as TECNO Mobile’s flagship high-end, groundbreaking smartphones, the stylish, powerful PHANTOM X2 Series under the sub-brand PHANTOM features the world’s first retractable portrait lens paired with astounding telescopic camera technology.
Away from the busy and sometimes chaotic life in the city, the media and photographers got to experience TECNO Mobile’s passion for innovation while communing with nature. The Masungi Georeserve conservation tour was a unique experience – quiet walks, nature appreciation, and discoveries – while taking professional-quality photos using PHANTOM X2 smartphones.
Through PHANTOM, TECNO Mobile brings the latest in global smartphone innovations to local consumers who share in its drive to stop at nothing to pursue their passion.
Pop out, live 100% at Masungi Georeserve
TECNO Mobile premium sub-brand PHANTOM has launched in the Philippines its latest flagship smartphone series, the PHANTOM X2 Series, combining innovative technologies with iconic design for a unique high-end experience.
PHANTOM X2 Series feature two world firsts – they are equipped with MediaTek’s flagship Dimensity 9000 4nm 5G chip for exceptional high-end performance and an innovative camera sensor and lens for amazing night photography. The groundbreaking retractable portrait lens is a game changer.
With its one-of-a-kind design, PHANTOM X2 Series makes ”premium” more accessible and affordable than ever.
At Masungi Georeserve, the PHANTOM X2 Series smartphones served as the local media and photographers’ “official” cameras, capturing not just photos and videos but also unique experiences everyone can look back to in their own memory banks.
While only over an hour away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, entering Masungi Georeserve is like retreating to another world. Home to a tranquil conserved rainforest with walking or hiking trails, the air is fresh, and the environment is peaceful. Time slows down and nature treats its visitors to its amazing limestone formations, natural sculptures, caves, and several hundred types of flora and fauna flourishing in their natural habitat – every step leads to wonderful discoveries.
Adventurous souls likewise found pleasure with Masungi Georeserve’s hanging bridge, stone and concrete trails, rope courses, pocket gardens, and one-of-a-kind viewing platforms. The winding trails have terrains that suit all levels of fitness – from beginners to seasoned hikers, even the outdoor and nature enthusiasts. Each experience was unique. And the PHANTOM X2 Series smartphone captured them all – the vivid images, the emotion of the moment, popping out of the comfort zone, living 100%.
Retractable portrait lens
The PHANTOM X2 Pro 5G brings photography using a smartphone to the next level with its four exceptional, high quality cameras. It has a 50MP retractable portrait lens with 65mm focal length and a 2.5x optical zoom, large F1.49 aperture and shallow 18.9cm depth of field creating a stunningly pure optical bokeh for breathtaking portraiture, a technological breakthrough for smartphone cameras. The world-first, innovative lens enables users to shoot portraits with quality that are comparable to professional camera shots, as showcased by a series of photos we captured at the Masungi Georeserve.
The PHANTOM X2 Pro 5G ingenious camera lens re-imagines what’s possible with a pocket-sized smartphone camera. It also has a powerful 50 MP main camera with a 1/1.3” sensor and a Super Night mode that also enables spectacular night imaging, and a 13MP wide angle camera. Keen selfie takers will likewise enjoy its 32MP front camera with a new self developed beautification mode.
Phantom X2 Series’ groundbreaking camera technology wowed some of our local photographers who joined us during the event, Nicco Valenzuela and Tacio Bautista. “When I opened the box and saw the camera, I was amazed with the three lenses so my expectations were high. The camera exceeded my expectations. It is super easy to use with fast autofocus, crisp image quality and what I love the most is, you can control the aperture so you can get a DSLR-like photo. I even compared it to the mirrorless camera I am using and it is way better. This is now my go-to camera especially when I travel,” said photographer Tacio Bautista.
Advanced RGBW camera for incredible nighttime imaging
PHANTOM X2 5G’s 64MP main camera features an RGBW sensor and a glass (5P+1G) lens for stunning portrait photography, even with less light at night. The RGBW sensor features a transparent (or “white”) element which increases the sensor’s light intake by 60%. The glass lens allows a further 30% greater light intake, enabling PHANTOM X2 to capture amazing results even in challenging lighting conditions.
PHANTOM X2 5G’s Super Night mode makes low light even more of a highlight. Whether shooting stills or videos, enhanced noise reduction and brightened backdrops capture a truer image in dimly lit rooms or outdoors at night.
MediaTek’s flagship Dimensity 9000 4nm 5G chip provides premium processing
At the heart of PHANTOM X2 Series is MediaTek’s flagship Dimensity 9000 4nm 5G chip which brings incredible processing power. The Dimensity 9000 is the world’s first TSMC 4nm 5G mobile SoC and boasts an AnTuTu Benchmark score of over 1,000,000 points. With high-speed 5G processing, its octa-core CPU configuration ensures outstanding peak performance, efficient multi-tasking and power consumption savings of up to 38%, enhancing the phone’s marathon 5160mAh battery life.
PHANTOM X2 Pro 5G also boasts a large 12GB RAM and 256GB memory, equal to many models of PCs and tablets. As a result, PHANTOM X2 Pro 5G is capable of simultaneously running heavy-duty apps and games without affecting performance.
A unique design elevates the smartphone experience
Inspired by art, mathematics and nature, PHANTOM’s designers developed the stylish PHANTOM X2 Series to perfectly fulfill both form and function. The phone’s unibody double-curved design softens the phone’s appearance and feel, while its 3.5D lunar crater back cover reduces the impact of the camera module, giving it a slimmer look and eliminating sharp corners. The PHANTOM X2 5Gis available in Stardust Grey and Moonlight White, taking their cue from the solar system. The PHANTOM X2 5G Pro is also available in Mars Orange. The phone’s 6.8-inch flexible AMOLED screen is designed with a 71-degree curve for cinematic viewing with greater viewing comfort.
Beyond the extraordinary: PHANTOM V Fold
Following the PHANTOM X2 Series, TECNO Mobile’s PHANTOM has launched its first-ever foldable smartphone, on day two of MWC Barcelona 2023, the PHANTOM V Fold. Another bold and high-end product, the device promises to level up the premium smart foldable experience with a series of self-developed technologies, key collaborations and innovative design features.
The PHANTOM V Fold will be the world’s first left-right foldable smartphone to be powered by MediaTek’s flagship Dimensity 9000+ processor. It has a 120Hz Golden-sized dual screen, an ultra flat main screen with minimized crease, a five-lens ultra clear camera system, and is optimized and user friendly.
It is bigger and flatter. And it will break more technology barriers.
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PHANTOM X2 Series availability
The PHANTOM X2 Pro is priced at PhP42,999 while the PHANTOM X2 is priced at PhP32,999.
The PHANTOM X2 Series is available for pre-order from February 27 to March 9, 2023 in the Philippines. The premium smartphones will be available for purchase from March 3 at TECNO Mobile PH Official Shopee Store; from March 8 at TECNO Mobile PH Flagship Store in Lazada and Zalora; and from March 10 at select TECNO Mobile offline stores.
To pre-order the PHANTOM X2 Series, pay an affordable minimum downpayment of PhP2,000 in cash and get amazing freebies worth PhP3,000 – TECNO Backpack, SM Mall Shopping Voucher, and SVIP CarlCare Service Card. To make it more affordable to own the innovative, stylish premium smartphone with high-quality camera, financing option is available in Home Credit for six (6), nine (9), 12, 15, or 16 months installment payment.
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