The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is always a hotbed of technological innovation and 2023 is no exception. One company, TECNO, has been particularly bold this year with its introduction of a phone that changes color and a foldable model known as the TECNO Phantom V Fold, which is already making waves as one of the best foldable phones of the year. But it’s the camera that has really caught people’s attention, thanks to a surprising software feature.
Android Authority recently discovered that the TECNO Phantom V Fold includes a beauty filter specifically designed to enhance your rear end. While beauty filters are common in Asia, where they’re often used to slim down faces and make eyes appear larger, this particular feature is unique in its focus on the posterior. It allows users to “masterfully” enhance their derriere, as well as reducing the size of their belly for an effect that is both interesting and unrealistic.
The filter’s effectiveness is somewhat limited, particularly in low-light conditions. It works best in well-lit environments, making it ideal for photo shoots. But it does work equally well for men and women, and raises some interesting questions about the motivation behind its inclusion.
For starters, this is the first filter of its kind that doesn’t aim to make users appear slimmer. Instead, it works to enhance certain features of the body, which is a significant departure from the usual approach to beauty filters. It’s also worth noting that beauty filters have been linked to a rise in cosmetic surgery, as people try to replicate the effects they see in their photos. This trend has led to increasing concern about the impact of beauty standards on body image and self-esteem.
Despite these issues, the TECNO Phantom V Fold’s beauty filter underscores just how rapidly these technologies are advancing. It’s clear that there will be many more surprising and curious features to come as companies continue to explore the potential of mobile devices.
In the meantime, however, it’s important to remember that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. While it’s certainly fun to experiment with these filters, we should also embrace and celebrate our natural bodies, flaws and all.