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Phantom V Fold, Tecno’s first foldable smartphone launching in Kenya this March


Tecno’s sub-brand Phantom launched a new foldable phone at the Mobile World Congress 2023 event in Barcelona.  Known as Phantom V Fold, the phone is the company’s first foldable device marking the company’s officiall entry into the foldable market.

The company claims the Phantom V Fold is the world’s first left-right foldable smartphone to be powered by the flagship 4nm MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ SoC.

Tecno has also confirmed that it will be bringing the foldable smartphone to Kenya at the end of March 2023. It however does not provide details about the pricing.

Tecno Phantom V Fold specifications

As we highlighted earlier, the Phantom V Fold is powered by a flagship 4nm MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ SoC, that has also been used on the Oppo Find N2 Flip.

When closed, the it has a 6.42-inch LTPO AMOLED cover display with a resolution of 1080×2550 and a refresh rate of 120Hz. When opened, it features a larger 7.85-inch (2000×2296) main display, which also is a 120Hz LTPO panel. This is actually a way larger screen that what we have on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.

For the cameras, the Tecno Phantom V Fold features an ultra-clear 5-lens camera system, three of these cameras are on the back – a 50-megapixel main camera, another 50-megapixel 2x zoom camera, and a 13-megapixel ultrawide camera. Tecno says the system creates an exciting photography experience made possible by the phone’s folding design, from enhanced rear-camera selfies to more immersive large-screen video calling.

The two selfie cameras on the other hand are 32-megapixel on the front screen and 16-megapixel on the inside.

When it comes to the battery,  the the Tecno Phantom V Fold comes with a 5,000mAh battery with 45W wired charging. It does not have wireless charging option. 

Tecno claims, the Phantom V Fold can recharge its battery to 40 percent in 15 minutes and achieve a full charge in 55 minutes.

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Nixon Kanali

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