Phantom X2 Pro, the first smartphone with a retractable sensor

It's a little-known Chinese brand that introduces an unprecedented breakthrough in the smartphone market.

Shenzhen-based Tecno Mobile is shaking up the mobile industry with an innovation that may one day be standard on all high-end smartphones. Its Phantom X2 Pro model, which should be released in China at the end of 2022, has the first retractable camera lens.

Phantom X2 Pro, motorized retractable sensor

Of the three main sensors of the photo module, one is therefore capable of taking images comparable to those of a digital SLR, thanks to its motorized system which literally takes it out of the smartphone. It automatically pops out when the photo app's Portrait mode is activated, and retracts when it's no longer needed.

Phantom X2 Pro, main specs

This sensor offers a 2.5x optical zoom, an f/1.49 aperture and a 65mm focal length for a true depth of field effect. Namely, on the video side, the smartphone can film in Ultra HD 4K at 60 frames / second. Other features include 6.78'' (17.22cm) 120Hz Amoled display, Dimensity 9000 processor, 12GB LPDDR5 Ram, 256GB flash memory and 5160mAh battery with Quick Charge 45 watt.

Reminder of the key features of the Phantom X2 Pro:

• OS: Android 12

• Network: 5G/LTE, HSPA, GSM

• Screen: 6.8'' OLED ( 17.22s]cm)

• Coating: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

• Resolution: 2520 x 1080 pixels (387 ppi)

• Aspect ratio: 20:9

• Pic luminous: 500 nits

• Processor: Octa Core MediaTek Density 9000888 (1 x 3.05 GHz Cortex-X2 + 3 x 2.85 GHz Cortex-A710 + 4 x 1.80 GHz Cortex-A510) engraved in 4 nm

• Graphics chip: Mali-G710 MC10

• Ram: 12 GB

• Flash: 256 GB

• Camera: 50 Mpxls main wide-angle sensor (f/1, 9, 1.2 µm photosite, PDAF, stabilized) + 13 Mpxls ultra wide-angle sensor (f/2.2, 1.12 µm, AF) + 50 Mpxls telephoto sensor (f/1.5, 65 mm, 0 .65 µm, x2.5 optical zoom, Dual Pixel, PDAF, retractable lens), LED flash, HDR

• Selfie camera: 32 Mpxls (f/2.5, 24 mm, photosite 0.8 µm)

• Wi‑Fi Direct compatibility

• Wi-Fi ac Dual Band compatibility

• Bluetooth 5.2/NFC compatibility

• Other: GPS , A-GPA, Glonass

• Function(s): fast charging function (45 W)

• Video capture: up to 2,160p at 60 fps on the digital camera or 1,080p at 30 fps, 1080p at 30 fps on the Selfie camera

• Fingerprint sensor: yes, under the screen

• Connector: USB-C

• Battery: 5 160 mAh (not removable)

• Dimensions: 164.6 x 72.7 x 9 mm

• Weight: 201 g