TECNO mobile Kenya has unveiled Kenyan two-time Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge as the brand ambassador for its upcoming flagship model Phantom X2 series.

Kipchoge was announced during an elaborate ceremony conducted at the Global Trade Centre (GTC), which is the tallest landmark complex in the East African region.

Speaking at the launch, TECNO Brand Manager Antony Brian Otieno touted Phantom X2 as the leader in technological progress offering consumers style and exceptional experience.

“Phantom is the world’s pioneering brand in terms of technology that takes lead in research and development of the world’s most valuable business products,” Otieno said.

He added, “Phantom has new flagship species that is differentiated with technological development path. These include; its stylish experience, extraordinary experience and innovative technology.”

He revealed that the decision by TECNO to partner with, Eliud Kipchoge, the world’s fastest marathon champion and G.O.A.T., was informed by its pioneering brand Phantom.

“We are soon launching the Phantom series, which is available for preorder now, the Phantom X2 series 5G is among the world’s pioneering devices in terms of its Retractable Portrait Lens and renewable fiber back cover. I am sure no one has seen this in the market,” Otieno stated.

On his part, Kipchoge noted that innovation was the most crucial thing a person needs to become better.

“I am excited to partner with the world’s pioneer in terms of innovation and technology to achieve this,” Kipchoge said.

He lauded TECNO for making Phantom series devices from recyclable material to play its part in protecting the environment noting its significant growth in the past decade.

“The phone is also quite light and feels good in my hands,” he noted.

Media personality Caroline Mutoko, who was also unveiled as the Phantom Series’ Chief Project Evangelist, had some good words for the device being among the first to experience it.

“I am lucky to be among the first persons to enjoy this device. I feel like it soothes my hand.

Phantom X2 Series is available for pre-order between January 5-18, 2023 in authorized TECNO branded shops, TECNO website and partners, including Safaricom Shops and Jumia.

Once you preorder, the mobile device comes with an exclusive smart watch and a wireless headset for Phantom X2 Pro, and a smartwatch and a quality backpack for Phantom X2.